Walking at night through Vienna without any aim is a great delight as in this amazing city one will always discover something. This time I had been strolling off my hotel in Rennweg towards the Donau in the Landstrasse Bezirk and walked through some more deserted side streets when I suddenly saw the Cafe Zartl. […]
A flight of a Drone over war ravaged Aleppo. The face of war and a precursor to how many European, American, Russian or Chinese cities will look if war mongers will eventually have their way… ( and I have no doubt they eventually will, history has always repeated itself.)
Exactly 75 years ago, between the 29th and 30th of September 1941 the Nazis killed 33.000 Jewish people outside Kiew in an mass execution that lasted 36 hours. This massacre was one of many only and there were only 29 survivors. In Dmitri Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony the first movement ( titled ‘Babi Yar’ ) deals […]
The eminent George Steiner here with a short clip, stating the ambivalence of the arts and the ( false ? ) claim that they support a more humane society.