Hallo Mr. Guestbook
I am sitting around reading the Vienna Times on the internet and I see that there was a protest, in Augarten Park, about sitting on the grass. Is this park near the WSK Augartenpalais?
The article shows a picture of a flak tower. On this tower are the words Wiener Melange (Vienna?) Can you explain the meaning?
Can this tower be seen from the Palais?
This leads me to another picture, Gaußplatz, between the 20th and the 2nd district. The structure is a circular disc on top of four columns. What is it and what does it represent?
Vienna has some great architecture.
Thanks for the answer in advance.
You are truly great.
Hello, Mr Marcus,
Vigilant as ever. Yes, this is the big park around us. It has two of the six flak towers in Vienna. "Wiener Melange", literally "Viennese Mix" or "Vienna Blend", is a popular (and typically Viennese) way to drink your coffee. It is a play on words - obviously, the sign refers to the mix of excellent people in Vienna and in the park. People were holding a picnic to assert their right to sit on the grass (with some support from the grass roots), which in Augarten they are allowed to do - except on the old Baroque lawns.
You can see the flak tower from the Palais, if you are high enough. Otherwise, there are trees before it.
Gaussplatz is named after the mathmatician Carl Friedrich Gauss, and I can only hasard a Gauss guess - perhaps someone was thinking of the Gaussian function (which looks nothing like this, but there again, they could hardly rebuild the roundabout to resemble that, could they?).
Three cheers for Marcus!
You flatter us.
Thanks for your help with the lyrics of "Fruehling" However I was able to look at the back of the "Lieder Unserer Heimat" and the lyric writer is "Kastl" Thanks and I hope this helps! Auf Wiedersehen!
Dear Bill Rakes,
Thank you for your message - unfortunately, that does not seem to help at all - "Kastl" (little box) does not ring any bells - although there were several Benedictine monks who went by that handle. There again, it doesn't sound like a monk's text. We have passed your enquiry on to the archive, keep them on their toes.
Best wishes to you
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19. May 2013
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