March 10, 2014
Vienna, Austria
Dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet perform during the opening ceremony of the annual Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera (via Guardian)

Vienna, Austria

Dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet perform during the opening ceremony of the annual Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera (via Guardian)

January 12, 2014
Vienna, Austria
Giant panda cub Fu Bao clings to a tree stump in its enclosure at the zoo (via Telegraph)

Vienna, Austria

Giant panda cub Fu Bao clings to a tree stump in its enclosure at the zoo (via Telegraph)

December 28, 2013
Vienna, Austria
An all-time favourite, the Blue Danube (1866), written by “waltz king” Johann Strauss II, is broadcast at midnight on New Year’s Eve on Austrian TV and radio, then played live by the Vienna Philharmonic the next morning in the gilded Musikverein to a global audience. This annual New Year’s Day tradition was long seen as uncomfortably nationalistic. Now it’s enjoyed as a light-hearted nostalgia trip back to the balls of old Vienna. (via Guardian)

Vienna, Austria

An all-time favourite, the Blue Danube (1866), written by “waltz king” Johann Strauss II, is broadcast at midnight on New Year’s Eve on Austrian TV and radio, then played live by the Vienna Philharmonic the next morning in the gilded Musikverein to a global audience. This annual New Year’s Day tradition was long seen as uncomfortably nationalistic. Now it’s enjoyed as a light-hearted nostalgia trip back to the balls of old Vienna. (via Guardian)

November 1, 2012
Vienna, Austria
Actors Christiane von Poelnitz and Thilo Nest perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s play Elektra at Burgtheater (via Telegraph)

Vienna, Austria

Actors Christiane von Poelnitz and Thilo Nest perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s play Elektra at Burgtheater (via Telegraph)

October 20, 2012
Vienna, Austria
A police officer stands next to a poster with naked soccer players daubed with spray paint, advertising an art exhibition. Vienna’s Leopold Museum has decided to cover the intimate parts of three naked male soccer players on large posters put up in the Austrian capital after they caused an outcry. (via Telegraph)

Vienna, Austria

A police officer stands next to a poster with naked soccer players daubed with spray paint, advertising an art exhibition. Vienna’s Leopold Museum has decided to cover the intimate parts of three naked male soccer players on large posters put up in the Austrian capital after they caused an outcry. (via Telegraph)

October 18, 2012
Austria: naked photo shoot
Staff working on the Vienna underground system have been closely studying CCTV footage for a clue as to the identity of a naked young woman wearing nothing but a pair of knee length leather boots on the train who travelled several stops before getting off again.
The woman seemed undisturbed by the fact that she was wearing nothing despite the fact that many parts of Austria have experienced heavy snow falls and even in the capital Vienna the temperature was close to freezing.
One eyewitness who saw the woman at the Kardinal-Nagl-Platz station said: “I couldn’t believe it when she stepped on the train and when some people grabbed their mobile telephones and started taking pictures she didn’t object – in fact she even seemed to be posing for the camera.” (via Austrian Times)

Austria: naked photo shoot

Staff working on the Vienna underground system have been closely studying CCTV footage for a clue as to the identity of a naked young woman wearing nothing but a pair of knee length leather boots on the train who travelled several stops before getting off again.

The woman seemed undisturbed by the fact that she was wearing nothing despite the fact that many parts of Austria have experienced heavy snow falls and even in the capital Vienna the temperature was close to freezing.

One eyewitness who saw the woman at the Kardinal-Nagl-Platz station said: “I couldn’t believe it when she stepped on the train and when some people grabbed their mobile telephones and started taking pictures she didn’t object – in fact she even seemed to be posing for the camera.” (via Austrian Times)

August 6, 2012
Austria: naked bathers left stranded as cars towed
Naked sunbathers were left completely stark naked after their cars were towed by police on the Donauinsel in Vienna.
Police towed 57 vehicles parked illegally near to the naked bathing area along the Danube river.
Many of the bathers had left their clothes in the car as they went for some all over tanning and naked swimming.
As some of the bathers noticed the cars being towed they rushed to try and beg for their clothes but they were too late. The cars had already been towed. (via Austrian Times)

Austria: naked bathers left stranded as cars towed

Naked sunbathers were left completely stark naked after their cars were towed by police on the Donauinsel in Vienna.

Police towed 57 vehicles parked illegally near to the naked bathing area along the Danube river.

Many of the bathers had left their clothes in the car as they went for some all over tanning and naked swimming.

As some of the bathers noticed the cars being towed they rushed to try and beg for their clothes but they were too late. The cars had already been towed. (via Austrian Times)

April 21, 2012
Vienna, Austria
Gymnast and Olympic hopeful Caroline Weber practises with the ribbon during a training session (via Reuters.com)

Vienna, Austria

Gymnast and Olympic hopeful Caroline Weber practises with the ribbon during a training session (via Reuters.com)

April 21, 2012
Vienna, Austria
Police are seen as students leave Vienna University through a side entrance. Police blocked all entrances of the university after students seized the auditorium on Thursday to protest against the abolishment of a subject of study. (via Reuters.com)

Vienna, Austria

Police are seen as students leave Vienna University through a side entrance. Police blocked all entrances of the university after students seized the auditorium on Thursday to protest against the abolishment of a subject of study. (via Reuters.com)

April 20, 2012
Vienna, Austria
A cat looks at Lipizzaner horse “Alea” as it stands under a solarium at the stables of the Spanish Riding School. Every Lipizzaner horse receives individual care and attention, a regular work schedule and a specially created food plan. The supply of revitalising water, magnet therapy covers and solariums with infrared and ultraviolet light complete their daily wellness program. (via Reuters.com)

Vienna, Austria

A cat looks at Lipizzaner horse “Alea” as it stands under a solarium at the stables of the Spanish Riding School. Every Lipizzaner horse receives individual care and attention, a regular work schedule and a specially created food plan. The supply of revitalising water, magnet therapy covers and solariums with infrared and ultraviolet light complete their daily wellness program. (via Reuters.com)

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