Karl Marx Hof

Red Vienna and Habsburg Vienna

Karl Marx Hof the living emblem of Red Vienna Schonbrunn Palace gardens, Habsburg Vienna KARL MARX HOF 1927-1932 The largest courtyard is open on the north side to a street. Other courts are entirely enclosed [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""]On the north side of the block with a closed court (above), apartments face a tree shaded street. On the south side of the large central court, broad arches lead through to the U-Bahn Station. [vc_separator type="transparent" position="left" color="" border_style="dashed" width="" thickness="" up="" down=""] [vc_separator...

Vienna on the Quick

So little time and so much to do. But everything is made easy by the nature of Vienna. I have a quiet comfortable place to stay(pension Kraml); the transportation system is marvellous, very easy to understand; the streets are pedestrian and bicycle friendly; cafes are enticing; the skies are clear, but there is a refreshing breeze; I was able to get tickets for a Mozart concert and Faust by Gounod at the Opera House in a few minutes; art museums are less exhausting than most...

The Isfahan of Shah Abbas

The British Museum is showing a suberb exhibition on the reign of Shah Abbas and the city of Isfahan, the greatest manifestation of his long reign in the late 16th and early seventeenth century. He has been described as ruthless, but unlike Persian rulers of earlier times, he did not attempt to increase his empire beyond its boundaries in the time of his grandfather. He only recaptured areas lost to the Ottomans and invaders from the East. In this respect he differed from his Ottoman...