We shipped our car a month ago and I have barely noticed. I can get anywhere I want to on die öffis, a complicated network of under- and above-ground trains, trams, buses and bike paths. It took a while to get the hang of it, but once I did, I never looked back. It is an awesome system, and I am sure going to miss it when I get back to lame public transport in the States.
I won’t repeat my epic rant about Austria being the ashtray of Europe. But today, as two smokers sat down next to me in a bus shelter, I was reminded […]
Every weekday, rain or shine, I go for a brisk walk. Since my apartment-bound life in Vienna is unusually sedentary for me (I’m used to renovating houses and gardening a half-acre or so) this daily exercise is absolutely key to my sanity. One of my favorite routes is along the Donaukanal. I’m going to miss it!
It’s very strange sometimes being a non-Catholic in a very Catholic country. Of course, we lived in three different officially Catholic Latin American countries, plus the nominally Catholic Czech Republic, so we are not completely unfamiliar with the rituals. But nowhere has the liturgical calendar been taken so seriously as it is here in Austria.
Visiting Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, and Falco at Vienna’s Central Cemetery.
Visiting the Secession-era Karl Lueger Memorial Church at the Vienna Central Cemetery.
Response to a blog prompt: what do you love or hate about the food at your post? The pros and cons of Viennese food.
Checking out the Museum of Musical Instruments in Vienna.
A photo walk around downtown Vienna on a sunny spring morning.
Austria is, of course, a Catholic country, so you’d expect Easter to be a thing. Everything is closed on Easter Monday, for example. Schools are closed for two weeks. Strangers […]
Spring is here! No, really this time. How do I know? Graffiti artists are hard at work redecorating the Donaukanal. And, someone has started a demonstration garden made from pallets. […]
3.3 million at last count. All these souls are interred at Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), a vast park-like space on the outskirts of the city. Visiting the cemetery had been […]