Samstag, 1. März 2014
Seestadt Garden Spirit
While deer is still grazing near the contruction sites, next to the main runway a hamster is digging his tunnels through the vegetable garden. Once in a while he looks up and watches the rabbits chew pumpkin. This little oasis is part of one of the community gardens of Garten Polylog in Seestadt Aspern. A few squaremeters are going to be mine.

Seestadt Aspern. (novala)

Out in Vienna's 22nd district there is a subway running around a former airfield that is currently being turned into a city for 20.000 people. By the end of 2014 the first ones are moving in. To get some life other than the hamster, deer and rabbits into the still empty Seestadt, a couple of initiatives put up containers on the runway and offered youth programms, events and this and that. Now the runway has to be cleared for new investors and the containers have to move somewhere else.

The community garden has found a new home near the Opel factory. Around the two nut trees a lot of work is waiting. The soil is not fertile enough and has to be prepared for the gardens, fences and the veranda need to be up, plants dug out and dug in, new ones planted.

Seestadt Aspern. (novala)

As odd as this place is - a garden between a car factory and a construction site of a new city - it made me feel that there is a spirit out there that deserves blogging (again).

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Samstag, 1. Juni 2013
Love is not everything we need
I walked back over the terrace into the house. And suddenly I saw a big balloon with a note on in in front of the door. No idea why I hadn't noticed it before. It says "Love is not everything we need" on it. True.

Balloon with note. (novala)

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Sonntag, 13. Januar 2013
How to Become Slovene - by Michael Manske
Michael Manske of Radio Slovenia International presents a nice radio show on how to become Slovene. Easy answer: Speak Slovene. Yes, but how. Listen to this (app. 4 minutes):

http://tvslo.si/predvajaj/kako-postanes-slovenec-how-to-become-slovene-1-del/ava2.155437318/

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