Pic du Jour: Wien Südbahnhof (Wordless Wednesday)

At the Südbahnhof station, Vienna, 14-June-2008 Vienna, 14-June-2008

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Mozart in Vienna’s Burggarten, and the Stuttgart Winds

One of the more famous monuments in Vienna is that of Mozart, which currently takes pride of place in the Burggarten not far from the Albertina Museum. The composer, chiseled in marble, stands confidently on the large pedestal that dominates the top half. The lower section includes several scenes carved …

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Four hours to kill at Vienna Airport?

There’s only one reasonable option, the delightfully Austrian-sounding Wine & More. It’s a comfortable and snazzy wine, cheese and specialty food shop/café with a decent sized offering of wines by the glass. I tried three but only took notes on two cuvees: Reinisch Reserve 2007 – A cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend …

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Scuba diving in an Austrian meadow

Actually, it’s the Grüner See in Austria’s Styria, which almost completely dries out in the autumn and fills with melting snow in the spring. Stunning little film, complete with submerged benches, trail markers, and hiking paths.

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From 1970: Austrian Art in the Albertina

Opened last Friday, through 11-January-2009. Via ArtDaily: Austrian art takes center stage in the second in a series of exhibitions showcasing highlights from the Albertina’s collection of 20,000 international contemporary artworks. 220 works by 33 artists. Albertina’s website is here, and a list of the artists featured and a few …

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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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Wien Südbahnhof

Here’s another pair gripped by Euro2008 fever. Or some sort of fever. Just outside Wien Südbahnhof. A Gadling photo of the day today. Wien Südbahnhof , 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 in January. I’m not a big fan of guns but like how they look when very rusty.  The rest of my personal faves, …

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Linz, Austria II

Kleinmunchen Wienerstrasse 404-408 4030 Linz Stayed three nights (Jan-2008) I kept calling this place Le Petit Munchen for no reason besides the odd way that my limited French seems to effortlessly roll off my tongue in German-speaking countries. Weird. Small room, small bed, small bathroom, basic breakfast. 45 EUR/night ain’t …

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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 …

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