Archive for February, 2009

How much longer?

How much longer can Vienna take this kind of weather? We demand a larger sun-and-dry/rain-and-cloudy ratio. Definitely. Analogue weather forecast for Vienna can be found here (via swissmiss). Light rain, it says. Well, at least it isn’t snow, which was even more annoying. I used past tense intentionally thinking that there won’t be any further blizzards in Vienna. This season.

Light rain is still rain. No way of getting around it.

Light rain is still rain. No way of getting around it.

Welttag 2009

Somewhere in Neuer Markt

It  is a good day to go for a walk today. That is if you have nothing to do and you don’t know what to do. It is funny to look at the building snow hills in front of your neighbours’ roofs while sipping your tea but perhaps going for a stroll and listening to the Vienna guides is way much better to spend your weekend.

Welttag 2009 offers free guides and lectures about Hofburg and Albertina. The history of the Habsburgs dominate, of course, the event. One of the topics includes a discussion on the plight of the female members of the dynasty. It is an interesting way to find out how the archduchesses and princesses reacted to their fates through historical facts. Some of them rebelled openly. While others went to seek their Christian gods.

And for the first time there will be guides in English, French and Spanish though you need to register first in order to avail this guide in your preferred language.

The program starts at 10. This is another way of learning and re-discovering Vienna don’t you think? You still have two hours to prepare.

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