Marchegg. The area around it, the Marchfeld, may be important for Austria’s vegetable growing. We may have been enjoying the asparagus from there, but I didn’t want to have to go there. I’m still, aside from current freelance work, pursuing a teaching qualification, though. This semester, want it or not, this study program finally had […]
Traditions often seem quaint; the past, a bygone. All that is all the worse when they are traditions where one grew up, but not traditions one grew up with. After all, often enough, we give up on traditions even – or all the more – when we grew up with them. In a foreign country […]
An opportunity taken, the familiar landscape of the Höllengebirge seen from a different perspective… Going to the Traunsee, up to the Feuerkogel – given how often I’ve been there, it seems like a walk around the neighborhood. We don’t usually know our neighborhoods quite as well, aren’t as fully at home in them as […]
May 1 has been a while ago, but with an annual activity in a not-prominent but interesting place, I’m still thinking of the little at-home-making adventuring I did around that time. Not likely a place/organization that many non-Austrians have heard of, Arche Noah (which translates as Noah’s Ark) in Schiltern, Lower Austria, is basically our […]
“The ‘What the F* Am I Doing That For?’ Feeling“… That’s the thought I got in my head in the middle of the Hochkönigman (Marathon Trail) race, which has been advertising itself with “The ‘Winners Never Give Up’ Feeling“. Maria Alm, where we started and finished, is pretty enough.
You want to make yourself at home somewhere, you will be there, go in circles, find the change, and learn from it. Sometimes, you will do so returning to places and races, and quite by chance…
Long distance events don’t just give chance many an opportunity to strike in the form of accidents or physical discomfort, they also give the participant a long time to ponder. January 22, 2016, the day before I would travel to Munich for the ISPO, saw the 24H Burgenland Extreme (official website, in German only) tour around […]
So, there was that “super moon” and “blood moon,” and I felt like adventuring under the moon again. After all, you can’t just complain that a big part in good photography is simply the good luck of being in the right place at the right time, and then only ever stay at home rather than try […]