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Yoga in English in Vienna – Keys to the City: Nov. 2012

Yoga in English in Vienna – Keys to the City: Nov. 2012

As winter sets in and the damp leaves us feeling chilled to the bone, you might try warming up from the inside, releasing stress, and promoting wintertime health with yoga. Since the 1980s, this traditional form of exercise with soul that originated in ancient India has gained popularity in the West, and is now a […]

A City for the Dead: Wien Deals with the Deceased

A City for the Dead: Wien Deals with the Deceased

November 1st is Allerheiligen (All Saints’ Day) when Western Christians honour deceased relatives who (they assume) have made it to heaven. Since the early Middle Ages they’ve adorned family graves with candles and flowers, bringing light and colour to cemeteries darkened by the onset of winter. On this day, Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof is a remarkable sight. […]

Book Review: The Lute and the Scars, by Danilo Kiš

Book Review: The Lute and the Scars, by Danilo Kiš

Witness to an Imagined World Literary rumor holds that Danilo Kiš was due to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1989. Instead, he died of lung cancer, at fifty-four. Had he been awarded the prize, surely the stories in The Lute and the Scars would have been translated long ago from their original Serbo-Croatian. […]

Servitenviertel – Backstreets for Émigrés

Servitenviertel – Backstreets for Émigrés

From the U-Bahn at Schottentor and onwards up Liechtensteinstraße, Vienna begins to change. Away from the busy intersection, it is suddenly peaceful, except for the muffled footsteps of passers-by and the distant hum of the cars from the Ring. This is the Servitenviertel – lying between the Währinger Straße to the south, Roßauer Lände to […]

The Art & Science of Biodynamics

The Art & Science of Biodynamics

Biodynamic viticulture is a well practiced, but little understood philosophy by the wine consumer. This holistic method of growing and making wine is based on the ideas of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), and his belief that the farm (or vineyard) is an organism in its own right, where soil, plant, animal and man work together as […]

Breaking (Down) the Waves

Breaking (Down) the Waves

It was early October, and Vienna’s pop music crowd was flocking to Pratersauna, Flex, Fluc, and beyond, for the Waves festival, Vienna’s showcase happening. The idea was inspired, a one-ticket event and with individual day tickets available to buy. Three days of bands in club venues, plus a music conference spanning the city made for […]

Inspiring The Courage To Change

Inspiring The Courage To Change

“Energy flows where attention goes” is one of the seven principles in the old Hawaiian tradition of Huna. The word literally means “secret”, but this knowledge was lived by everyone for a long time prior to 750 A.D., and not spiritual hocus-pocus, as quantum physics has proven. Experiments have shown that energy responds to mindful […]

Bahnorama Hauptbahnhof: A First Glimpse

Bahnorama Hauptbahnhof: A First Glimpse

It is dark and damp like a cave. Piles of rubble line the corridor, and our Wellington boots crunch over broken glass, picking our way among empty soda cans and chunks of plaster that are scattered across the unpaved ground. It is hard to imagine that, in two months’ time, this corridor will lead to […]

Wohnzimmer as Concert Hall

Wohnzimmer as Concert Hall

Given Vienna’s rich artistic history, wanderings on the city streets easily led to imagining the lives of the former denizens of the flats above. Should there be any doubt, it often seems as though a plaque commemorating the living space of some well-known composer or musician sits proudly above at least one door on nearly […]

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