Donau nach Gewitterregnen - the Danube after a Thunderstorm
Archives for June 2005
What was great about the party on Goldschlagstrasse at the Sargfabrik was that it wasn’t too big. There were maybe a couple of hundred people. The core crowd.
The music was good and the vibe was really easy-going. There was live vocal accompaniment to a lot of the music. A live musical element adds a lot to any Goa or Trance evening. DJs included Heyoka, Armin, Don Ziggy. Great sets, especially the two am to three am set. If anyone can add any precision to who performed what and when, please leave it in the comments.
As well as the music, there was a full sauna and pool and jacuzzi available to party-goers. Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures there. There wasn’t much light and it closed earlier than the party.
On my way home I enjoyed the morning at Heldenplatz. Usually I am there in the afternoon and the light is very different.
Here is the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Natural History).
Vienna was an imperial city. From the 17th century through the 19th century, much of the time Vienna was Europe’s fourth capital (Paris, London, Moscow, Vienna). Moscow was far away enough before air travel as to be very distant indeed.
And in that context, Vienna was built as an imperial city. Somehow, Vienna was never built on quite the enormous scale that Paris was. But in almost every context, Vienna has a monument or a palace or a museum to match that in Paris.
Schlöss Schönbrunn is the Viennese equivalent of Versailles – the near country palace. Somehow, Schönbrunn managed to be built close enough to Vienna as to end up with a very strange backyard.
The backyard for Schönbrunn is Westbahnhof. Westbahnhof is the main rail station for Vienna if you are coming in from Salzburg, which is the city which links Vienna with all of Western Europe, apart from Italy (which goes through the far less glamorous Villach).