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Claude, Niko, Helen and Der Feldhase

An incredible morning at the Albertina.

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“Once in a Lifetime”

Sage advice.

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Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin

When Wes Anderson pokes around in the holdings of Vienna’s museum collections.

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“Just a Piece of Cloth”

The Ethnography Museum tried to weave a tale about the Headscarf.

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When I am Not Traveling

In the lulls between travels much has transpired.

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Autumn in Istria

Tony had a repeat work trip in Trieste, a city we both appreciate for its coastal location (translation: seafood!). The plan had been to drive down for the weekend, and then I would drive back to Vienna on Monday while Tony carried on with his work matters.

We know how that plan went to pot.

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The Annie Leibovitz of Austria

Except that Annie never had to hide.

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Art, Archives, and Boring Beef Tartare. Long Night of the Museum!

As Lisle remarked about her father, Captain von Trapp,  “He’s a big naval hero. He was even decorated by the emperor.” 

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Pretty Porcelain

Just a sampling of the 17.200 objects in the Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, first granted the imperial privilege in 1718, on display at the Museum of Applied Arts for my first art group outing of the new season a couple of weeks ago, to recognize 300 years of the second-oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe.

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