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Vienna
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
ball season vienna
I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season.There are few things as magical as wearing a long taffeta dress and floating across the ball room in three quarter time in the arms of a sharp-dressed beau.The energy and mirth is infectious, especially during the traditional midnight...
hans puchsbaum
Vienna’s origins date back to Roman times (perhaps longer) and over the centuries, the city has accumulated plenty of legends. They deal with classic themes like jealousy, revenge, intrigue, lust, and – as is the case with the story of Hans Puchsbaum – of course, love. Vienna’s famous landmark, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, took centuries to build, with countless famous architects...
Whether you read horoscopes, have your fortune told, or simply fantasize about the year to come, the thrill of seeing into the future has been inherent to the human experience.Three years ago, I was introduced to the New Year’s prophecy in the form of Bleigiessen (pouring lead). You sit around a candle with a metal spoon and lucky figurines,...
osce
There’s always a strange calm in the press benches whatever the weight of the unfolding event. The armored limousines roll up in front of the Hofburg, the Great and the Good emerge onto the red carpet to be greeted by the Charmer in Residence, Austria’s (still) foreign minister Sebastian Kurz - and the hounds of the media are sipping coffee...
ali rabbani favorite things december
If there is one bit of nostalgia that foreigners and tourists associate with Austria: It’s the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music, made popular by the 1965 film starring Julie Andrews. We dedicate this month to those gift-giving expats for whom these favorite things awaken memories of childhood.This idyllic town was founded because of the rich salt resources and became famous for its enchanting location, so much so that the Chinese made a carbon copy back home. We would wait here for winter...
brands vienna
Our memories are sugarcoated. The games we played, the clothes we wore, how we got from point A to B make us feel like a kid again.MADRID SKATEBOARDSLong before the character Max Mayfield, from “Stranger Things 2” made Madrid Skateboards famous with Netflix audiences, the Californian company was well known in the skateboard industry. Jerry Madrid, who founded the company in 1976 in...
bassena meaning
To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this month’s cheat sheet.BASSENANoun. Orig., either French basin or Italian bacino, both meaning basin;a communal water tap with an enamel sink located on the landing of an Altbau (old apartment building, generally pre-WWI). In times past, running water...
Yoga Vienna
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editors letter nostalgia
It was all so much simpler then. Back when we were innocent, when we treated each other with respect, communicated without smartphones and buildings were built to last. Sure it was. In memory, we merge reality with idealized editions of the past and repackage it into nostalgia. It may be one of the strongest, most powerful emotions of the collective consciousness. The refrain, “früher hätt’s des net...
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