We’ve got an election coming up soon here in Vienna, and while I don’t know much about Austrian politics, I can say that the city is plastered with political advertising right now. Here are a few photos taken on one walk around the Ring.
As an American, I can’t help noticing that the pool of candidates is 100 percent white, and about 95 percent male. How quaint 🙂
Not so quaint: seeing Austrian Freedom Party posters everywhere. Major creepiness. And they apparently have plenty of money for advertising. Slogans include gems such as “Vienna must not become Istanbul,” and “More strength for our Viennese blood.” Read more here if you like to get to know some people who haven’t learned a dang thing from history. They won about 26 percent of the vote in city elections in 2010, much of it from people under 30. Ugh.
Apologies for the possibly awkward translations. My Österreichisch is still pretty lame after two years living in Vienna. I make no excuses, it just is what it is.