Wünderbar Vienna

September 22nd, 2010 § 0

There’s a bar you’ll never find in Vienna filled with people you may never meet. Particularly visual artists. It’s called the Wünderbar. I was taken there after the MAK nite.

It’s somewhere near Alt Wien in the first district. The light is very distinctive and dark. Service is Mad Hatter-like from Alice in Wonderland. The waiter comes three times to ask you what you like to order but you never get your drinks. But’s always well-spoken and friendly.

Wunderbar post MAK nite Jaschka Lammert and Rita Nowak
Wunderbar post-MAK nite actress Jaschka Lämmert and photographer Rita Nowak
Wunderbar post MAK nite Jaschka Lammert Rita Nowak and Irina Gabich
Wunderbar post MAK nite Jaschka Lämmert, Rita Nowak, and Irina Gabich
Wunderbar post MAK nite Jaschka Lammert Rita Nowak Irina Gabich Christoph some guy who needs a hair cut
Wunderbar post MAK nite Jaschka Lämmert, Rita Nowak, Irina Gabich, Christoph some musician who stepped out of the original Shaft

Jaschka Lämmert can be seen now at Künsthistorisches Museum in the project 

 

MAK Nite 2010: Herman Fink Lamps

September 22nd, 2010 § 0

Dropped by MAK Nite 2010 to see my friend Herman Fink’s exhibition of lamps. Here’s some photos.

Herman Fink two lamps at MAK nite
Herman Fink two lamps at MAK nite
Herman Fink vertical lamp
Herman Fink vertical lamp
Herman Fink pole lamp DJ ART PARTY VIENNA
Herman Fink pole lamp DJ ART PARTY VIENNA
Herman Fink two lamps at MAK nite 1
Herman Fink two lamps at MAK nite 1
Herman Fink closeup triple lamp
Herman Fink closeup triple lamp
Artist Herman Fink with one of his lamps
Artist Herman Fink with one of his lamps

Tanz Baby at Melt

September 19th, 2010 § 1

Another good concert in the fabulous  Melt series from Pazit . The Melt series in the Austellungsraum at 23 Gumpfendorferstrasse is the most vibrant concert series in Vienna now for electronic and experimental music. Pazit focuses usually on strong singer/songwriters and doesn’t really limit the series too much by genre. In the current series of concerts, there’s been real experimental, along with Falco revival Tanz Baby and even almost reggae.

Tanz Baby is a little bit kitsch with David Kleinl going somewhat over the top in his ersatz Falco persona. But like the original Falco, Tanz Baby is playful and fun. Everyone there had a great time.

Here are some photos. 

tanz baby david kleinl bubbles
tanz baby david kleinl bubbles 
tanz baby david kleinl
tanz baby david kleinl

Tanz Baby at Melt Continues »

Neue Donau: World’s Largest Swimming Pool

September 12th, 2010 § 0

I’ve been swimming a lot in the Neue Donau in September. It’s the most fabulous outdoor swimming pool you can imagine. As the weather gets colder, the water actually gets cleaner. There’s nothing like swimming out in the open air as far as the eye can see.

 

neue donau worlds largest swimming pool
neue donau worlds largest swimming pool

 

vienna new city from donauinsel
vienna new city from donauinsel

I purchased a half wetsuit on sale on a lark. It’s been great. I’ve worn it half a dozen times already. You can still swim in the Neue Donau in September but for sport swimming this year (more than 15 minutes) you need a wet suit most days.