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Tag: Vienna

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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Photography to Get at Home 3: Ye Olde Black & White

Black and white photography is something like the quaint, old, but also mysterious and possibly powerful grandpa in the happy-go-lucky family of modern photography.

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Photography to Get at Home 1: Tilt-Shift

The technique of tilt-shift, where parts of a photo are made to be blurry in such a way that a viewer of the photo will interpret the objects in focus as being smaller than they are, like toy models, is an admittedly playful one.

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Vienna, Schönbrunn, Then and Now at Once

Vienna – Photos Between Time

Photography can be used to make oneself at home in a place, frame shots and look for spots, and get to see the familiar anew in the process.

Here, I took things a step further and added the dimension of time – which is not so unusual a thing, given our interest in historical photographs and illustrations – in such a way as for it to appear in the modern view…

Wienwanderweg (Vienna hiking path) markings

Vienna Circle Ultra-Marathon – Around Vienna in a Day

Austria’s capital, Vienna, is rich in history, well known for its culture and architecture, in an interesting geographical location between the flat area of the Hungarian Plains and the Alps – and the very hiking trails surrounding the city offer great views of the diversity.

The urban and the rural, the old and the new – a circle around the city shows all of it. And, of course, it is an opportunity for a test of endurance that Vienna does not yet offer: There is the well-known Vienna City Marathon, a mass event of the usual 42.195 km in the spring, but where ultramarathons are concerned, there is little.

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A map is not the reality, but...

Not Seeking Adventure, Circling the City

Only too many seek comfort and convenience, many seek excitement and experiences – and in light of all the great adventures of yonder and now, it seems like you are destined to seek and fail.

Where to find the money? How to handle other responsibilities? Why even bother when it won’t be the greatest story of recent memory?

The fact is, if you seek adventure, you are doing it wrong. You need to live adventure.

This is particularly true because it is easy nowadays to hunt after adventurous experiences in exotic locales, and end up skimming merely the surface of that tourist endeavor, doing just the same as everyone else there. At the same time, adventure can be lived in your backyard – and you will find what you are capable of, and get a new perspective on the place where you are.

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