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Category - Austria

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...

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 in January. I’m not a big fan of guns but like how they look when very...

Roadtrip for Bond fans

12 days of shooting for Bond 22 is scheduled for Bregenz, Austria, in mid-spring, reports Commanderbond.net, from April 28th to May 10th. Bregenz, located near the borders with Switzerland and Lietchenstein, is about 550km from Ljubljana, a...

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 quite informative– where a handful of gruners are tasted, spat and...

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 been closed a long time. 

Pic of the day.

VIENNA — Whose horses? It’s a ongoing point of contention between Slovenia and Austria: “They’re ours,” says Slovenia of the well-known Lipizzaners. “Be gone, knave, they’re ours,” says Austria...

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...

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 towns with such titilating names. According to Snopes, it’s named after...