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Anecdotes on Austria

The last of 2017. And a spectacular start to the new year.

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Anecdotes on Austria

Firsts on many fronts.

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Anecdotes on Austria

It’s been a quiet summer.

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Anecdotes on Austria

So much to share.

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Anecdotes on Austria

No preface necessary.

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Anecdotes on Austria

An unusual set of circumstances to note, plus a surprise entry in my favorite topic!

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The Annual New Year’s Eve Retreat

The Vienna skyline on New Year’s Eve resembles a shock and awe campaign; the normally reserved Viennese start their pyrotechnic madness in the early afternoon and by midnight the air is pungent with smoke, and the city filled with drunken revelers leaving their calling cards everywhere.

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A new world order has come to our little part of Währing: Parkscheine and Einbahnstrassen!

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Trashing Türkenschanzpark

Türkenschanzpark is a jewel not only for those of us living nearby, but for the many families we see disembarking from the buses on pleasant weather weekends. The park sits on 150.000 square meters of historical import and offers recreation options for everyone.

Sadly, in recent weeks there has been an uptick of a disturbing type of “recreation.”  It is now a given that we will come upon scenes like this during our Saturday and Sunday morning walks with Clayton Theodore.  This litter pile was 38 steps from a trash bin. I counted.  Lazy, inebriated, stupid, or all-of-the-above ninnyhammers routinely create this depressing sight in a city that prides itself on cleanliness.

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