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Look Closer, Learn More, #GetAtHome In This World

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Collections/Connections: Vienna’s Imperial Treasury – A Treasury of European History

Vienna is a perfect place to think about European history, and a strange place of history – and especially so when it comes to the Imperial Treasury.

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Blood Moon 2018

Microexploration: The Longest Lunar Eclipse, Not Far Away

When there is a lunar eclipse, a.k.a. a blood moon, and the longest one of the century at that, do you go out to see it?

Can you have a (micro)adventure, take a chance for microexploration, with something so simple, in a landscape that you are more than used to?

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Bergmarathon 2018 Gmundnerberg

Alps Adventuring: Bergmarathon, Around Traunsee Lake with Friends

What does one tell – what is there to tell? – of the sixth participation in the same event, the Bergmarathon (mountain marathon) around the Traunsee lake?

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Mammut DeltaX (and more) at OutDoorFN

Mammut Delta X and the Oddity of Techwear

The presentation of the Mammut Delta X collection at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen trade fair this year (2018) – and a Chinese tea ceremony set from Kingpool – provided a nice case of ways we are not “at home in…” this world of fashion and tradition.

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LGT Alpin Marathon: Schloss Vaduz

Alps Adventuring: LGT Alpine Marathon, Liechtenstein

The LGT Alpine Marathon in Liechtenstein only came to my notice by chance.

It fit my aim to ‘adventure’ and #GetAtHome in the Alps by way of #microexploration perfectly, though.

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Naglev Unico

Naglev Unico – One and Only Shoes

In a sea of new products at the 2017 edition of the OutDoor Friedrichshafen sports fair, it was the Naglev Unico shoes that somehow stuck out for me.

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Bliz VeloXT from the side

Bliz Velo XT Sunglasses Review – (Non-Plus-)Ultra Lens Science?

The Bliz Velo XT sunglasses turned out to be good for all my sports activities.

Only a bit “un”good for their marketing.

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Hochkönigman Skyrace. Running in Snow

Alps Adventuring: Hochkönigman Skyrace

“So, does it warrant the ‘Skyrace’ label?” Thomas Bosnjak, the race director, asked me about the Hochkönigman Skyrace. With a grin.

I had, just having finished, had to complain how hard it had been…

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Running in the Salzburg Marathon

The fortress of Hohensalzburg towers above Salzburg; the museums on and around the adjacent Mönchsberg give it even more cultural cachet and obvious Alpine character…

And yet, when you measure it in your own steps, you really get to know a place, and it turns out differently from how you may have thought it was.

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