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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.

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…

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 rusty. …

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…

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,…

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…

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…

30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Linz, Austria

Ibis Linz Kärntner Strasse 18-20 Linz, Austria Stayed 1 night, 11-Sep-2007 Ibis standard fare, at 58 EUR/night a decent price, BUT breakfast is not included (9 EUR) and there is NO free wi-fi. The location is great, just a two minute walk…

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…

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.

30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Vienna

Hotel Geblergasse Geblergasse 21 Vienna Stayed two nights, 30-31-Jan 2007 At just 34 EUR/night, I can't say enough about this place. The rooms were fairly basic but clean, the staff helful if a bit surly. But it was only 34 EUR/night, for a…

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. 

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 Focko…