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Vienna
Saturday, April 21, 2018
© Billy Joel
Slow down . . . what's the hurry about?You'd better cool it off before you burn it outYou've got so much to doAnd only so many hours in a day But you know that when the truth is toldThat you can get what you want or you can just get oldYou're gonna kick off before you even get halfway throughWhen...
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Das Problem für jeden Wiener: Man kann es in Wien nicht mehr aushalten, aber woanders auch nicht. (The problem of every Wiener: We can’t stand it any longer in Vienna, but we can’t stand it anywhere else either.)Helmut Qualtinger, Austrian actor, writer and cabaretist (1928-1986)  I like to observe the transition newcomers go through as they adjust to life in Vienna....
The Bosnian war brought a wave of fleeing migrants to Vienna. We somehow muddled through. How did we manage?When the first shots were fired in a town a few hundred kilometers away, Kemal Smajic’s parents thought it might pass. A few days later, Serbian militiamen marched through their hometown of Zvornik in eastern Bosnia and told all the Muslims...
We took five minutes with Wiener Schmucktage co-creator Christina Werner to discuss the six-day event which celebrates and promotes Austrian and international jewelers in Vienna. Take part in tours, workshops and lectures about the latest developments in the jewelry world.Why did you Veronika Schwarzinger decide to create Wiener Schmucktage? In 2014, I learned about the Nacht der Schmuckkunst, Night of...
They call us boring and we like it that way. (seen on a Vermont postcard)Like Vermonters, the Viennese like tidiness and calmSettling into my tram seat on a Saturday evening, I was struck by the silence. Dressed up or down, not a word was spoken by any of the passengers as we each head to our respective outings. And I...
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein’s nephew explores the icon’s love for the city of Beethoven, Brahms and Mahler and how it helped him overcome Austria’s Nazi past.Mounted outside Vienna’s Konzerthaus entrance is a bronze plaque displaying the profile of Gustav Mahler. Its inscription marks the date – June 3, 1945 – when “the art of this great musician” – banned as “degenerate”...
unwg
Many of us mark the date on our calendar every year, thinking: It is again time to taste delicious Argentinian steaks; buy natural South African Protea flowers; and get some Christmas gifts from all over the world. All this and more can be enjoyed at the Bazaar of the UNWG (United Nations Women's Guild) at the Austrian Center on...
vienna ball
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...
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