Monthly Archives: June 2015

Athena the Weaver

Pallas Athena, the commanding figure in front of the Austrian parliament on Vienna’s Ringstraße, has always made quite an impression on me. I remember her well from my early years of childhood, when my grandmother took me to the park opposite … Continue reading

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There is a curious mural on a building facing the back of our garden. It shows two giant hands,  as if  they were reaching down from heaven,  cupping a pretty, green globe, like a delicate plant or sapling.  The image is … Continue reading