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Austria

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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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, shot in Koper and Ljubljana, […]
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Vienna Riding School Near Bankruptcy

This should please at least some in the on-going “Where are they REALLY from” debate: The AP reports that the 430-year-old school which features Slovenia’s renowned Lipizzaners, is on the verge of bankruptcy after showing a loss of EUR 1.9 million last year. A US tour was canceled, and at least part of a bailout plan […]
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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 quite informative– where a handful of gruners are tasted, spat and reviewed. Note to SLO winemakers: This wine got quite a bit of hype last year due primarily to some…
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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…

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. 
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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,…