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Crossing the Painful Threshold of Memory

Crossing the Painful Threshold of Memory

The doors of Vienna conceal many pleasant surprises: a Baroque courtyard, a fountain or a Renaissance arcade. Others, like those at Salztorgasse 6, reveal a history of nightmare, one that takes time to tell, and sometimes even longer to set in stone. For decades the moulded iron doors in an unremarkable post-war structure stood closed, […]

Mark Twain in Wien – Now in Bronze

On Apr. 21, 1910, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, alias Mark Twain, died of a heart attack in Redding Connecticut.  The year before, Twain was quoted as saying: “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it.” It would be “the greatest disappointment” of […]

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