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The Practice Room
Notes on music, the world, and life in the Austrian Alps
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  • Reading the Tabula Peutingeriana 1 week ago The Tabula Peutingeriana is a 13th century copy of a Roman road map from around the 4th or 5th century CE, judging by the place names on it. It is named for Konrad Peutinger, a man of letters from 16th-century … Continue reading →
  • Der Hofstetter Frauenwald 3 weeks ago A few months ago I quickly photographed a field of grave mounds along the main road from Hofstetten to Pürgen. / Vor ein paar Monaten habe ich schnell ein Feld von Grabhügeln entlang der Hauptstraße von Hofstetten nach Pürgen fotografiert. … Continue reading →
  • End-Of-Summer-Vacation Links 3 weeks ago Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old toilet seat at a Roman fort near Hadrian’s Wall. Now they are looking for the loo over which it sat, hoping that the Roman soldiers may have accidentally dropped things into it. The Grand Hotel … Continue reading →
  • Opera Divas Do The Ice Bucket Challenge 3 weeks ago Filed under: America, current events, Germany, media
  • Cambodunum - Kempten 3 weeks ago An artist’s rendition of the stone layers of an inside wall in the kleine Therme.   Kempten, in the Allgäu region, is one of Germany’s oldest cities. Earliest mention appears to be by the ancient Greek geographer Strabo, who called … Continue reading →

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Franz Eisl
01:26 AM November 03, 2013

A great blog written with exceptional understanding of the people and country Kristina is writing about. I really like when she mixes English and German in one sentence, it's witty.

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