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Vienna at Your Convenience: A History of Public Toilets

Art and ideas are hard to escape in Vienna, with statuary gracing the rooftops and music behind almost every door. “The very streets of Vienna are paved with culture, the other cities with asphalt,” wrote social critic Karl Kraus. Even down to the public conveniences. First flush Toilets have long been a measure of civilisation. […]

Viewfinder: A calm moment on one of Vienna’s busiest streets

Viewfinder: A calm moment on one of Vienna’s busiest streets

Every object or creature perceivable on a human scale and encountered by modern man has been documented in a photograph. For most people, photos provide some kind of evidentiary weight – if it isn’t in a photo, it hasn’t happened. Photos are perceived as proof of existence. Consequently, the pictures we have seen or collected […]

British Christmas Dinner

To recreate in Vienna the ritual of a propper Christmas dinner with roast turkey, crackers and flaming Christmas pudding, planning ahead is vital, but it’s also a challenge, and well worth rising to. Order your turkey from Zum Gockelhahn at the Naschmarkt (stand 180-183), a tried and trusted source (and friendly, too). They also sell […]

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