A Gem of Vienna, Austria: Saint Ruprecht, the Oldest Church of the City

A visit to the area that hosts important sites of memory related to the victims and oppressors of WWII (e.g. The City Synagogue located on Seitenstettengasse, as well as Morzinplatz, the place where Gestapo used to have its headquarter) proves rewarding from a different vantage point. Here, near the bank of Danube, in what once…

Alma Mahler and Staging of Womanhood (Few Notes on a Much Discussed Figure)

What can still be said about Alma Mahler, born Alma Maria Schindler, considered one of the symbols of Viennese Secession, itself one of the most ‘used and abusedʼ art and culture trends[1]? Indeed, of the much described and discussed Viennese ambiance of fin-de-siècle, a surprisingly significant part refers to Alma. These touch all possible areas…