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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, Slovenia, Linz, Austria, and Stuttgart are…
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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 rate hit an all-time high of 50% in Austria last year, while 2/3s or all marriage in Vienna go tails up,…
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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…

Pic of the day.

Spotted this joint while killing time this afternoon near Wien sudbahnhof, just across the street from the…

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 Fucking (pron. 'fooking') a town resident from the 6th century. Getting there: If overwhelmed by the desire to…
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