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Phantastischer Realismus

If you have more than 60 minutes to kill at Wien Südbahnhof between now and 14-Sept, stroll on over the Lower Belvedere to check out Fantastic Realism, a retrospective of a half dozen Austrians who made their mark on the genre. Adam 'n Eve, originally uploaded by pirano.  
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January pic(k)s

This is a detail of this piece by Austrian sculptor Theo Blaickner at the Schillerplatz in Linz, Austria, one of a handful of my personal favorites shots taken…
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A few Ljubljana rail deals…

I just picked up some tickets and info at the train station, so thought I'd list it here as well. Slovenia Rail offers quite a few cheap rides to a variety of destinations. BUT it's important to note that the number of cheap fares listed is very limited, usually six to eight seats per route, so buy early. - Ljubljana - Belgrade - Six trains/day,…
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Late October in Vienna – Divorce and True Romance

I'm heading to Vienna on the 28th, but not for the world's first divorce fair that will be held that weekend. (I'm just going to the airport.) There's a captive audience for such a gathering in the Austrian capital, to be sure. The divorce rate hit an all-time high of 50% in Austria last year, while 2/3s or all marriage in Vienna go tails up,…
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Groovy gruner.

That's how Gary Vaynerchuk, host of Wine Library TV, describes the popular Austrian grape, gruner veltliner. Check out this episode--fairly entertaining and…
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January souvenirs

Cute, huh? A laid back January concluded with a few days in Vienna. From a half dozen personal favorite pics posted to my flickr gallery in January. Mozart statue, Burggarten, Vienna, originally uploaded by pirano.
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Pic of the day.

Spotted this joint while killing time this afternoon near Wien sudbahnhof, just across the street from the Belevedere Palace. Unfortunately, it looks as if it's…
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Vienna and the Ohio connection.

One of the first steady jobs an old college buddy got straight out of school back in the late 80s was with the Maury Povich Show, somewhat of a precurser to Jerry Springer. (He's since gone on to much bigger and better things and I doubt he even lists the Povich gig on his resume these days, so, no I'm certainly not going to out him here.) Anyway,…
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Fucking, Austria

Yup, as many people already know, it's a real place, as we were reminded in this boing boing post yesterday, one that spawned a slew of responses listing other…
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