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The Danube Canal: Vienna’s Riviera

At night, the Marienbrücke’s concrete face is cast in an ultra-marine light. Symbolising “Mary’s cloak”, the illumined bridge seems intent on transcending its own post-war design for a shimmering, post-modern future. Crossing the Danube Canal, it leads to an emerging cluster of high rises on the Leopoldstadt embankment. There, swirling colours burst from the glass-box […]

The Lake City of Vienna

It was a challenge to get there — several subway stops and a 15-minute bus ride followed by a 20-minute walk, into the middle of nowhere. Who would ever want to live here, I wondered? It is hard to imagine that in the not-so-distant future, 20,000 people will move into new apartment blocks on what […]

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