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130 photographs from more than three decades

Joel Sternfeld is among the most important representatives of New Color Photography, which discovered colour for artistic photography in the 1970’s. A total of 11 projects is being presented under the title Joel Sternfeld – Colour photographs since 1970. One area of focus is thereby on 50 photographs from his to date unpublished early work, which extends from 1969 into the late 1970’s. ( VIA)

 The Albertina is dedicating a Retrospective to the New Yorkerer photographer Joel Sternfeld

I really enjoyed the big formatted nature photographs, but the biggest highlight – at least for me – was the ‘High Line’ Collection from 10 years ago. If you visited the Big Apple recently you will probably know that the area completely changed during the last years and these pictures are true history now. Hoping to find the book ‘walking the high line’ somewhere …



27 June 2012 – 30 September 2012

p.s. And I assure you, that the Albertina is the perfect place for cooling from the heat outside on the street while enjoying art history, viennese architecture and contemporary collections.

previous posts about the ALBERTINA Museum:

Manhattan Goodies

When I visited New York the first time (not years but decades ago), it was all about shopping clothes and shoes. Meanwhile it is not such a big deal in Austria to get some fashionable pieces to wear a great outfit. So here some true Manhattan shopping pieces, which you would rarely get in Vienna or any other city:

A canvas tote from Bloomingdales for summery breakfast meets with your BFFs.

The – perfect to close – tin box with Original Mints by Dean & Deluca to care in your bag.

Something for your kitchen to remember the flavor of the Pacific (and in my case; for the growing salt collection): Snowflake Salt

And then the best of all: The Scent of New York. A major, full-blown fragrance collection was launched in 2003 by the French perfume expert Laurice Rahme as an homage to a great city. The name of this fragrance collection is Bond No. 9 (which is also the address of its headquarters boutique at 9 Bond Street, in NoHo), and has been a cult must-have ever since the first bottle left the shelf. Going against the grain of most fragrances today, Bond No. 9 restores the grand art of perfume blending.

My choice: For men and women alike, a mélange of sparkling florals and citruses, balanced by a woody-musky détente is my favorite for Spring 2012: The Scent of Peace (Notes: Grapefruit, black currant, lily of the valley, musk)

And how can you make your teenage DD really giving you that beautiful smile? Of course: bring some cute stuff from Abercrombie paired with some rare Five Gum flavors!

And now off to my sofa to enjoy the afternoon with the April Issue of US Vogue …

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Spring in Manhattan

While Vienna was fully excited about and around the Vienna Awards last week, which were reported by all the young viennese fashion bloggers with dozens of photos hugging and chatting with star guest Karolina Kurkova, like fashiontweed  or dariadaria, just to name two of them, who write their blogs in english, Manhattan, the city of fashion and art, showed a green and blooming face with yellow cab sparkles.

The amazing temperatures allowed to wear summery clothes and have the first frozen yogurt outside, while having a shopping break.

beauty and shopping recommendations in my next post


Today I Like … Christmas Roses

What most friends and unfortunately, like it seems family as well, don’t know: From all the flowers you could get or find, I Like – not to write Loooooove – Christmas Roses (helleborus niger) best.

And yes I know we are up to search for Easter Eggs in a few days, but still: Now is the time in Vienna and all over Austria, when you can find blooming Christ or Snow Roses, like we use to call the Christmas Rose, on many places. The only reason, why I would like to own a little bit bigger garden, would be, because I could have a paved path with planted Christ Roses on the left and right. That would be the perfect morning walk with my black Labrador.

Story goes that the flower is commonly called the Christ(mas) Rose, due to an old legend that it sprouted in the snow from the tears of a young girl who had no gift to give the Christ child in Bethlehem.

The Flower can be found from Switzerland to southern Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and sometimes Northern Italy.


The Climate Ticket

with updated prices from December 2013

Moving In Vienna with public transport is pretty simple and much cheaper than in other leading cities.

My favorite ticket for public transportation is the multi-ride 8-day-Climate Ticket. Why? Each strip of the ticket pass is valid 25 hours from Midnight until 1 A.M. of the following day.The pass is good for unlimited riding on the day of validation in Vienna (Zone 100) and it is not limited to one person.

Which means, if you travel as a couple, you will have 4 days of transportation for a total of € 35,80 = 17,90 per Person for 4 days with unlimited rides around the clock. Isn’t that a real bargain and much better than the Vienna Card for € 19,90 valid 72 hours (3 days)?

The ticket is also perfect for people, who go by car most of the time, but desire a shopping day with late dinner ending in the city from time to time without having to think of parking lots, parking fees or the alcohol limit, because you don’t have to use the ticket in a row, but can choose single days whenever you wish. All that for a price of € 4,47 a day instead of € 2,10 to € 2,20 for a single ride.

Where to buy? In the Vienna Transport Authority´s ticket offices, tobacconists and even ticket machines.

The 8-day Climate Ticket is valid for any eight days, not necessarily eight consecutive days. It is a rover ticket, which means you can travel all around Vienna. You can also use the ticket for several people travelling together. Simply punch one strip for each person in the group.

PLS note: Tickets bought in advance must be punched in a blue ticket cancelling machine in the tram or bus or at the barrier before you board the underground train.


8-day Climate Ticket

Valid for any eight days, not necessarily eight consecutive days. It is a rover ticket, which means you can travel all around Vienna. You can also use the ticket for several people travelling together. Simply punch one strip for each person in the group. € 35,80 in the Vienna Transport Authority´s ticket offices, tabacconists, ticket machines