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August 2015

Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

On our last day in Scotland Anne Rennie surprised me with a visit to the Edinburgh Art Festival, at  Jupiter Artland. Like Storm King …

Relaxing in Scotland

Steve had already played in two Scottish golf tournaments when he met my train in Inverness on August 12. We drove north …

Baden and Beethoven

Baden bei Wien has the double honor of having hosted Mozart in 1791 when he wrote his most famous choral anthem, Ave Verum, and Beethoven, in …

Vienna MAK, St. Stephen’s

On our last day in Vienna, Joel, Elisabeth, Peter, and Hermine joined us at the Vienna MAK, a museum of design, both …

Vienna: Surprising Evening

This is the story of how Chester helped Violet overcome a strong fear in just one night. Christl and Joseph Matousek invited …

Vienna: Palace and Park

On Monday morning, August 10, Elisabeth and Joel surprised us by bringing Elisabeth’s brother Peter and his wife Hermine to our hotel …

Vienna: Architectural Tour

Though I had visited Vienna before with Joel and my Austrian “sister” Christl, this was my first time to stay in the middle …

Brno: Villa Tugendhat

Joel, Lilli and I had long dreamed of seeing Villa Tugendhat, a house built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Fritz …

Good Times in the Salzkammergut

When I stayed with the Schmid family in Austria in 1965, I didn’t realize that Vöcklabruck was the “Gateway to the Salzkammergut Cultural …

Salzburg: movie and more

Beautiful Salzburg! Tourists from all over the world identify this city as the setting for the 1965 movie, The Sound of Music, …