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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 snaps from the…
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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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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 much, but I was…
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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…
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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 includes increasing the number…
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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 well-publicised blind…
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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…
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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 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, one that spawned a slew of responses listing other…
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