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Vepřové pečeně

Gert lush goloptious slices of roast pork served with dumplings, cabbage, and sour cream gravy. Could there be anything better? For the Vepřové pečeně Ingredients: 1 kilo pork tenderloin Salt … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Villa Tugendhat

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) along with Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Richard Neustra, Philip Johnson, and J. J. P. Oud, was one of the leading lights of the International … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gregor Mendel

Johann Mendel (1822-1884) was born in Heinzendorf, Austrian Silesia (Hynčice, Czech Republic). After studying at the University of Olmütz (Olomouc, Czech Republic) Johann joined the Augustinian order at the Altbrünn … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fab Five Series (Me first): A Khan, Rousseau, Orwell, a Sex Machine and The Greatest

Originally posted on Yesterday Unhinged:
Sgt. Pepper’s album cover. A work of art in and of itself. More than five people, but a good example of what I’d like from…

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Robbing the Rich: Juraj Jánošík

The outlaw hero is a ubiquitous character in human history. England has Robin Hood, Australia has Ned Kelly, China has Song Jiang, Wales has Twm Siôn Cati, and Java has … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

Danube

The Danube rises in the Black Forest in the Fürstenberg Park at Donaueschingen where a plaque reminds visitors that Hier entspringt die Donau. The river in its various guises as … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tafelspitz

Austria’s national boiled beef dish. Ingredients: Approx. 1.5 kg beef topside (or other quality boiling beef, such as centre cut rump, chuck beef or brisket) Beef bones, if desired 1 … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doppler

The University of Vienna, founded in 1365 by Duke Rudolf IV of Austria, is the oldest continually operating university in the German speaking world., though it was not until 1384 … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Battle of Vienna

In 1529 the citizens of Pressburg (modern day Bratislava) opened fire on an Ottoman fleet that was sailing up the Danube. Three years earlier the town had withstood a siege … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 2 Comments