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The Practice Room
Notes on music, the world, and life in the Austrian Alps
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  • Here And There In America: The Haines Shoe House 1 week ago There are two towns in southern Pennsylvania, about 25 miles from each other on either side of the Susquehanna River, named Lancaster and York, just like those Plantagenet towns in England. If you should find yourself on the York side … Continue reading →
  • Here And There In America: Modern-Day Ruins. 1 week ago Da und dort in Amerika: Ruinen von heute A recent photoseries at the Suddeutsche Zeitung (g) featured images of abandoned, neglected shopping malls and referred to the genre as “ruin porn”. Our neck of Pennsylvania has its own share of … Continue reading →
  • Urlaub 3 weeks ago Packing, cleaning, travel all keep me busy at the end of the season. As well as having many a celebratory drink with friends before we scatter across the globe. After a recent storm. I don’t know what that flying object … Continue reading →
  • The First Hours of the War of 1914 3 months ago (The following is a chapter from Die Welt von gestern, or The World Of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig. It captures perfectly, even in translation — not mine, except for some minor changes — the feel of that time, that evening, … Continue reading →
  • Garden Update 2 months ago First potato harvest (out of one of two containers). Filed under: Austria, food, garden

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  • Weird Tyrol: Five Best Unusual Historic Hikes from Innsbruck Expat Blog Awards 2013 Say you’re living in Innsbruck. You’d like to get out of the city and into the wooded hills, but you’re not up for another vertical climb, the ski lifts are kind of expensive and you’d like to visit something besides another mountain... Expat Blog Awards 2013: Austria Gold Award!

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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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