Tracing traditional crafts and creative artisans in the city of Vienna, Austria.
Have you ever thought about visiting Vienna as a capital city for crafts rooted in centuries of tradition? We have recently experienced the Austrian capital through its factories, and met the families who for many generations have contributed to shaping the city’s renown for excellence in manufacturing productions, such as silver, shoes or glass. Before visiting […]
Weekend getaway in the Vienna Woods: Hotel Höldrichsmühle & Franz Schubert.
“Am Brunnen vor dem Tore, da steht ein Lindenbaum …” Gently, I recall the famous melody to this traditional Austrian folk song written by Franz Schubert, Austria’s famous 18th century composer. We follow in the footsteps of our host, Irene Moser, who leads us around the historical Höldrichsmühle hotel. A property close to Vienna, yet still […]
#PolaWalk #InVienna – Taking my Polaroid camera round town!
Have you ever experienced Vienna through the lens of a polaroid camera? I haven’t! “Really, you like Polaroids?!”, I can hear my mum smiling at what must be a distant photographic memory to her, but an entirely “new and exciting” technique for us! Here we are in the year 2015, rediscovering an ancient style of photography […]
Burgenland & Bratislava: #Winelover Destinations & TwinCityLiner.
“First, you hold your glass of wine carefully over a white surface in order to check its colour. Then, you sniff at the wine, not too strongly otherwise all the tender aromas will not reach you fully. And only then comes the tasting test.” *Slurp*. What my dear friend & “winesome” blogging colleague Anna Zell […]