at home in... w| Gerald Zhang-Schmidt

Look Closer, Learn More, #GetAtHome In This World

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Collection/Connection: Fascination Japan, Art Forum Vienna

Japan tourism is booming – and the Fascination Japan still arises from its foreignness and the peculiarity of its culture. With Japan being seen as so different from the “West”, a Japanese influence on highlights of European art, works by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh or Klimt, surprises.

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Wachaumarathon Hills

The Wachau Marathon: Rapid Road Race Through World Heritage

Popular as marathons have become, they are usually in cities one first has to travel to. The Wachau Marathon is a fast road marathon, but it goes through the world heritage Wachau valley – and one can get to it in a very nice way…

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Weltmuseum Wien Japan Model Fort Entrance

Collections/Connections: World Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien)

The World Museum Vienna, the former “Völkerkundemuseum” (Ethnological Museum), is a great place to challenge oneself into deeper thinking about the learning involved – or not involved – in travel.

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Alps Adventuring: Crossing Hell – Höllengebirge, Upper Austria

Sometimes, you just have to go through hell… or cross its peaks, when the hell you are talking about are the “hell mountains,” the Höllengebirge of Upper Austria.

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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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