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Vienna
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:00:22 PM »
 Vienna, the capital of Austria, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River.

Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and  Schubert.


 The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.

 In the Museums  Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

  Quite  a  wonderful  place in the past,  not  sure  what  its like  today...  I   read that the  population in  now  1.7 million.

  I  read  that  Beethoven  left  his  hometown   .... Bonn.....  and   moved  to   Vienna  in   1792 ...

  The   French  Revolution  was  raging  back then and  shaking  all  of   Europe.
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Re: Vienna
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 07:20:50 AM »
Quite  a  wonderful  place in the past,  not  sure  what  its like  today...  I   read that the  population in  now  1.7 million.

And half of them have tongue-twisting Slavic and Hungarian surnames, a legacy of the Habsburg Monarchy, which the Viennese entertainers Peter Alexander and Georg Kreisler sing a funny song about, where they simply read the listings under V in the Viennese telephone directory, in wonderful German-Bohemian / Viennese accents:
Peter Alexander: Telephonbuchpola
Georg Kreisler: Telephonbuchpolka
Lyrics


« Last Edit: May 19, 2015, 07:41:30 AM by Превед »
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2015, 08:59:48 AM »
wONder  if  Vienna  has  a  football  club  ?

I dare  say  its  still a  big  music   centre.... with  its  fabulous  legacy  of   Beethoven,  Mozart  and   Schubert...

 (  though  of the   3 ,  Schubert is the  only one   actually  born  in  Vienna   !  )

dont  you think  my    size   15  font  is  far  better  ?  just  wish  the  powers  that  be   would  set    15  as  the
default  size  for  all    font  

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 10:44:33 AM »
I dare  say  its  still a  big  music   centre.... with  its  fabulous  legacy  of   Beethoven,  Mozart  and   Schubert...

Don't forget the Strausses and their Viennese waltzes.
Берёзы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и берёзы», 1843 / 1856)

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 11:21:42 AM »
Vienna has many football (soccer) clubs:  FK Austria Wien, SC Bewegung XX Wien,  SC Blue Star Wien,  SC Burgtheater Wien, SR Donaufeld Wien,  SC Donaustadt Wien, SV Essling, Favoritner SC Wien, 1. FFC Vorwärts 06 Wien, Rapid Wien, Wiener Rasensportfreunde, SC Wiener Viktoria and WS Ottakring, to mention just a few.

With regard to the font size: the larger fonts are easier to read but take up a great deal of space.

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2015, 11:26:43 AM »
Quite  a  wonderful  place in the past,  not  sure  what  its like  today...  I   read that the  population in  now  1.7 million.

And half of them have tongue-twisting Slavic and Hungarian surnames, a legacy of the Habsburg Monarchy, which the Viennese entertainers Peter Alexander and Georg Kreisler sing a funny song about, where they simply read the listings under V in the Viennese telephone directory, in wonderful German-Bohemian / Viennese accents:
Peter Alexander: Telephonbuchpola
Georg Kreisler: Telephonbuchpolka
Lyrics

I enjoyed that...brought back memories. Of course the late Peter Alexander was half Sudeten German, his mother, whose maiden name was Wenzlick, was born in Pilsen.
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Re: Vienna
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2015, 12:25:13 PM »
I  wonder if   Napoleon  entered  Vienna .... as  Victor ...

he  must have ... surely  ?

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 12:43:20 PM »
Correct! Napoleon occupied Vienna twice and on both occasions he resided in Schönbrunn.
In 1809 Napoleon suffered his first major defeat at the Battle of Aspern, on the other side of the Danube. Today there is nothing left of Napoleon’s headquarters, other than a stone obelisk at the end of Napoleonstrasse, a small track that runs through the wooded region of Lobau, situated in what is now Donaustadt, the 22nd. district of Vienna.

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Re: Vienna
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 01:33:32 PM »
I  did  read  a  short account  of  someone  who was  there  one  day  when  Nap... stood on the  steps of   Schönbrunn  Palace
to  review  his  troops  as they marched  past .

Maybe there was a  particular  day when he  rode  into  the  city  on  horseback... victorious ... surrounded by his  Generals  ?

I also  read  somewhere  that  Napoleons  defeat of  Austria  brought to an  end  that   mystical  entity... The Holy Roman  Empire  ....


  There must have been a meeting between the  Emp of  Austria  and  Napoleon  too  way back then

(No  doubt the  cartoonists and  illustrators  were  busy  sketching these  Empire  shattering  events   for  publication in
the  Paris  magazines and  news sheets..... heady  days  for  old  Boney . )
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