Kimberly Bradley

A doubly transplanted California-born midwestern New Yorker, Kimberly Bradley has written about culture and art since the 1990s. Her work regularly appears in Monocle, the BBC, ArtReview, Frieze, The New York Times, and other publications.

A Flatlander’s Lament

What is it like to have fear of heights in a mountainous country? Austrians have absolutely no understanding for this. So how to get over it? By sucking it up and skiing, and falling, and skiing, and falling, and skiing again until I didn’t fall I’ll never forget my first time on an Alpine lift, […]
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Unlikely Wanderlust and the Austrian Appetite for Adventure

Exploring the Austrians’ love for traveling In early 2009, five months pregnant, I listened in astonishment as my Austrian guy announced he needed to travel to Tibet for a project that involved mountain climbing. I reported this to my British friend Dave. Dave looked at me skeptically. “Austrian dude. Pregnant woman, climbing the Himalayas … Isn’t that Seven Years […]
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vienna tourism

Opinion | Now? Forever?

With visitor numbers at an all time high, the Vienna Tourist Board rethinks the City’s image. Locals may not have noticed, but Vienna’s got a new line: in October 2016, the official slogan toutin...
affairs in Vienna

Are the Viennese More Likely to Cheat on Their Partners?

For most of its long history, Vienna has taken a cavalier attitude to stepping out. Something strange began happening shortly after I arrived in Vienna in 2015. There was more innuendo between th...