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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Well, here's another I would have included in the original post—except I didn't remember I had it! Unintentionally ironic or not...it speaks up for a local guy in an unusual way!
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, PHeymont! I, too, have noticed larger numbers of whimsical statues. The city this struck me in the most was Bratislava, in Slovakia. For example, here's their "Men at Work" And here's one that's a tribute to shutterbugs like you and me.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Thanks! those are great...we need a bit more humor in everyday life!
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Re: Vienna logs 10,000 users a week on free WiFi

Travel Rob ·
This is good news!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 30, 2015: Just don't go...

TravelingCanuck ·
I believe what it means is the end of a traffic-free pedestrian zone.
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of fruit and vegetables Paul. No - never too many photos. I could be there myself ! Really enjoyed that excursion into epicurean delights. Not so sure about some of those prices, but they certainly looked fresh as could be. I'm just going back for another look - I'm sure I could smell the Pataks Curry ! The Stinkefrucht "Dorien" comes from Singapore as your photo says. But if you take it on public transport there - you will be pushed off the bus !. You may see it hanging...
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great market. I've only visited it once, and it's enormous and hard to get your head around, although there is a fair bit of repetition among the stalls. There are several excellent restaurants at the market. I've forgotten the name of the place, but there was a southeastern Asian restaurant that we ate at which provided us with one of the best meals we ate in Vienna, a city known for its great food. One of the Austrians at a table beside us began a conversation and told us he...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

IslandMan ·
..just beautiful..
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Wow that's interesting, hipe it's not heavy gear to be walking around in all day.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Vienna: Try a walk on the ugly side

PHeymont ·
Think Vienna, and you usually come up with images of cafes with pastry and chocolate, of music and stately buildings...of maybe Harry Lime and The Third Man. But ugly? That's not usually in view.   But it's there, and a new walking tour for...
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10-min. Vienna-Bratislava flight cut short

PHeymont ·
  Sorry about the pun, but it appears that FlyNiki, an AirBerlin subsidiary, has cancelled plans to move part of its operation from Vienna to Bratislava and connect the two bases with an air shuttle.    The flights, which would have...
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Chic Vienna hotel is ray of hope for asylees

PHeymont ·
With a European immigration crisis boiling up in many forms these days, focusing on mass migration by boat across the Mediterranean, there's a different story playing out in Vienna, where a chic hotel is serving as a place for immigrants who came as...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Wiener Bonbons: Highlights of Vienna (Where Gumbo was #114)

PHeymont ·
This week’s puzzle started with a very puzzling picture—so puzzling it needed a second shot to clarify that it was in a tunnel. Even so, Jonathan L was sharp enough to jump to a correct conclusion, which he hinted to the crowd in a comment...
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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

PHeymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
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Vienna's public toilets to get better...and fewer

PHeymont ·
One of the fancier upgraded toilets in Vienna      Photo: Jobst, The Local   Vienna, a frequent winner of livability awards and home to a more extensive collection of public toilets than anywhere else, is starting a multi-year...
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Vienna logs 10,000 users a week on free WiFi

PHeymont ·
Poster advertises: "Have you heard? Vienna already has 200 free WiFi spots—and that will be doubled by the end of 2015!"   Vienna is going public WiFi in a big way, with 150 free hotspots (not yet the 200 advertised in the poster)...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 30, 2015: Just don't go...

PHeymont ·
If the sign puzzles you, you're not alone. Posted in one of the ritzier shopping areas of Vienna, but I'm still not sure just what is prohibited here. So: Unless you know, just don't go!   And if you do know...share it with us, please!  
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How to be more liveable: Vienna gets suggestions

PHeymont ·
Liveable Vienna...a place to rest and read in the MuseumQuartier area.  Vienna consistently ranks high on lists of liveable cities, and came in as #1 this year on Mercer's Survey and 2# to Melbourne on The Economist's survey.   Nevertheless,...
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Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

PHeymont ·
TravelGumbo has featured many markets, but few as old or as large as Vienna's fabled Naschmarkt, with a history going back to the 16th century, and just under a mile long and two to three aisles wide of stands, stalls, restaurants and small bars just...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 19, 2015: Rabbit out of a Hat

PHeymont ·
  Neat trick!   We didn't get to visit the store, which was closed, but we did stop to admire the  sign.
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Austria extends 'marriage equality' to traffic lights

PHeymont ·
The green man who welcomes you to cross the street in most of the world has become more diverse in Austria, with Vienna's installation of lights that show couples crossing the street, with hearts connecting them. They come in same-sex and mixed-gender...
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Donauinselfest tonight! Europe's biggest

PHeymont ·
Crowds at Donauinselfest 2014 listening to Kung Fu Kitty     Photo: Manfred Fraser / Wikimedia   Vienna's Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest free outdoor music festival, kicking off tonight for a weekend of music that is expected to...
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Vienna Zoo: Selfie sticks danger to animals

PHeymont ·
Vienna's zoo has a problem with selfie sticks, and has banned their use in large areas of the zoo. The problem is visitors who poke them into cages to get close-ups of animals or who get too close themselves. The cartoon sign above has been posted in...
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Vienna closes the Ring for a Night Run

PHeymont ·
Vienna closed its famed Ringstrasse—the circular boulevard that marks the location of the old city walls—last night for its annual Night Run, with over 20,000 runners taking part to raise funds for charity.   With an entry fee of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2015: Vienna's Sausage Stands

PHeymont ·
Think of Vienna, and you get Vienna Waltz, Wiener Schnitzel, Vienna Sausage...and I don't mean those strange grey things lurking in a can. For me, one of the highlights of visiting Vienna is the profusion of sausage stands on street corners.  ...
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June 13, 2018: DC Tower 1 - Vienna, Austria

Samantha ·
Samantha shares pictures of the DC Tower 1 from her trip to Vienna, Austria. She found it very interesting and unique.
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January 3, 2018: The Art of Hundertwasser

George G. ·
George G shares several beautiful buildings in Germany and Austria which were created by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

PHeymont ·
  Sometimes, while traveling, you walk past something; it looks interesting, but it's not open. You poke your eyes and lens in as best you can, and grab a shot...and then, over the years following you keep coming back to the image and you know...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

PHeymont ·
  Every city has typical street food and vendors—New York's hot dogs and souvlaki, Philadelphia's pretzels, Amsterdam's herring—but Berlin, like Vienna, specializes in sausages, especially currywurst, a bratwurst slathered in...
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Vienna's new novelty: Wooden skyscraper

PHeymont ·
A new trend in 'green building' may be emerging with the construction of a 24-story wood building in Vienna and a taller one planned for London.
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Can't get to Vienna? Google offers virtual tours

PHeymont ·
Google's Street View technology makes it possible to visit important sites and attractions with the trip.
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Vienna: Nostalgia time for 'world's most beautiful airliner'

PHeymont ·
A restored Lockheed Super Constellation will pay a visit to Vienna Friday, and will be open to visitors.
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Western U.S. cities getting new connections

PHeymont ·
Los Angeles is Austrian Airlines' newest destination, while Las Vegas adds a second direct flight to Asia, its first to China.
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New Vienna attraction: Tiny twin pandas

PHeymont ·
The happy moment turned out to be double as videos revealed that Yang Yang had given birth to two baby pandas.
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Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

Ava ·
Ava shares a fun visit to Wurstelprater in Vienna. While it's the world's oldest amusement park, there are lots of fun and high-speed attractions to appeal to today's travelers.
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Vienna's weekend of 'old-timer' classics

PHeymont ·
Vienna celebrates some of everyone's favorite cars with a weekend of drives in different neighborhoods.
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If Marie Antoinette had dogs...

PHeymont ·
At €50 a day, the Hotel Bristol in Vienna treats dogs and cats like royalty.
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Vienna's real-pony carousel to close

PHeymont ·
Dropping revenues and rising hostility from animal rights groups put an end to a unique attraction.
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The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

Samantha ·
While in Vienna, Samantha and her husband spent a few hours checking out Austria's playground, the Prater. The giant Ferris Wheel is the draw to the park, but there is so much to see and do.
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Gumbo Pic of the Day, Dec. 8, 2013: Horses in Hats

PHeymont ·
These equine fashion plates are waiting for tourist passengers outside Vienna's Albertina Palace/Museum, one of the many remnants of Habsburg rule in Vienna's central city "inside the Ring," a reference to the circular boulevard that traces the route...
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Barcelona-Vienna-Beijing Route Coming Soon

PHeymont ·
Air China is launching a new long-distance route from Barcelona to Beijing, with one stop in Vienna, hoping to catch the two big waves of Chinese tourists heading for Europe and Europeans visiting China. Details  HERE
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 2, 2014: Karlskirche, Vienna

PHeymont ·
  Vienna's Karlskirche, arguably the city's finest Baroque building, was built starting in 1716 under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Karl) VI—but it's not actually named for him. The emperor had promised a church in...
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Vienna's Prater celebrates 250 years as park

PHeymont ·
Vienna kicks off the 250th anniversary of its huge public park with a flower parade and more.
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Austria coffee-drinkers in for a chill?

PHeymont ·
Austria considers modifying or ending the ban on outdoor cafe seating before April.
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Lost in Space: Tourists stranded at top of Vienna wheel

PHeymont ·
Two tourists from Poland got an extra thrill on the Wiener Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel at Vienna's Prater amusement park: an attendant turned off the ride and went home, leaving them in the dark at the top of the 212-foot ride. The couple, last to board the ride near the end of the day, were still circling when the operator handed over controls to a colleague tasked with shutting down for the night. The new operator apparently did not know there were still passengers on board. At...
 
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