The districts are organized in a kind of circular rotational way.
The Kunsthalle Wien is such a cool contemporary space... I'd love to curate a show in this room one day!
On Sunday pretty much everything is closed, except for the public parks and museums, but we're waiting to get our student ID cards before we do a lot of the tourist and arts attractions because it saves quite a bit of cash. There is an incredible number of museums in Vienna--not just art, but also plenty of historical and cultural museums as well, and I can't wait to visit them all.
Some of the things that are different from home that are standing out in my mind include the following:
- the apparent nonexistence of skim/nonfat milk in grocery stores (so I'm switching to 0.5 percent)
- paying to use a public bathroom (which is how they are kept so clean, I guess)
- having to stand on the right side of the escalator so that people on the left can move along (which I need to remember to do)
- the ubiquitousness of Muesli (German granola, basically)
- having to dial the plus sign to call someone on the phone (and the dial tone here, which sounds disconcertingly like the "call dropped" noise from the United States)
- the difficulty of finding iced tea not from a bottle (I miss you, Peet's and Coffee Bean!)
Standing outside the Vienna Secession building. Just realized that the angle I'm shot at is similar to a famous Vienna Secession work by Gustav Klimt:
Tomorrow I have the first day of the first of two orientations: the Vienna orientation! (The other one, located in the nearby town of St. Pölten, is the teaching assistant orientation, which has me both nervous and excited!)
As always, if you want to express your love for me with material goods, my Amazon wishlist is here, and if you want to see many, many photographs of me and of Vienna, my Instagram is here.