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The Two Faces of Vienna’s Bermuda Triangle

The Two Faces of Vienna’s Bermuda Triangle

There may be no place in Vienna that does more of a transformation when the sun goes down than this super-central corner of the 1st District. Ranging up the hill from Morzinplatz, next to Schwedenplatz, along Franz-Josefs-Kai on the Danube Canal, the area encompasses a handful of small streets and stairways up to the Hoher […]

Mama’s Always on Stage

Mama’s Always on Stage Walking along Schwedenplatz one sunny afternoon, I overheard a delicious exchange. Two mothers were strolling with their respective daughters, one about eight years old and the other around twelve. While the women chatted, the younger daughter asked the elder, “Is your mom also totally embarrassing?” “Totally! Mom is always trying to […]

Frisked for Nothing

The night was warm and the fog hung low over Schwedenplatz as I drunkenly passed out cigarettes to a group of African men I had become aquainted with only moments before. As I dug for my lighter, a black car sped around the corner, sending my new friends running in all directions. Plain clothes police […]

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