Wednesday, December 21, 2011

On the Graben

Christmas trees and chandeliers surround the main monument on Vienna's primary walking street, Graben.


  1. One of the signs of urban civilization is the amount of support for public arts says Lewis Mumford. Vienna is obviously a highly civilized place.

  2. While Vienna's art scene is spectacular, it's not only the arts that make Vienna so civilized. We can include great mass transit, use of the honor system, a fairly compact use of space yet lots of parks, many free activities and places to walk, waiters that don't rush you and let's not forget an abundance of white tablecloths, real dishes and silverware. Not into disposables here!