Tag Archives: Austria

Not Just Hapsburgs

This Spring, I made it back to Vienna (Wien) after a very long absence and immediately wondered why it took me so long to return. It’s a stunningly beautiful and historic city that is well worth a visit. Whether you’ve … Continue reading

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A Perfect Mountain Lake

World Press Award-winng British photographer Geoff Tompkinson is lucky enough to reside for part of each year along the shore of Austria’s “perfect mountain lake” Hallstatt. If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site, or if you … Continue reading

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Urbanauts: Staying Local in Vienna

The Vienna, Austria based Urbanauts have started a movement that they have dubbed Das Horizontale Hotel. This project is converting vacant neighborhood storefront shops around Vienna into single-room hotels. Their first mini-hotel is housed in a former tailor shop near … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Visit Vienna

Passangers passing through the international airport in Vienna, Austria now encounter an amazing art installation at Check-in Area 3. Stradding the corridor to the security checkpoint a towering wall of video monitors forms the ZeitRaum/Textscape. As travelers approach the wall, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam This Summer ?

Yesterday marked the opening of the new temporary exhibition in the Anne Frank House: “We too might move on”. The exhibition sheds light on the flight of the Frank family, the Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer from Germany to … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes and More Trains

Construction began back in 2000 on the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germanyand has never really stopped. It’s now the largest model railway in the world and one of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions. Now everyone can take a virtual ride … Continue reading

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China Clones Austrian Village

The serenely beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. And deservedly so, with its idyllic lakeside setting at the foot of Mt. Docstein in the Salzkammergut, the traffic-free town of less than a thousand … Continue reading

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Save The Libraries

While British and American libraries are up-against draconian budget cuts and outright closures, some forward thinking nations are actually investing in their intellectual futures with inspirational new libraries. The Austrian National Library is planning a truly 21st century learning space … Continue reading

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Street Art World Tour


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Architecture for Artists

I recently stumbled upon a travel photo of a fantastical building designed by the late, great Austrian artist, designer and environmentalist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and could not resist posting some shots of his astonishing structures.

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