I don’t have much confidence when it comes to black and whites, but after some kind comments from Lois on my facebook page I decided to feature this one today. I took it on a whim to send to my friend Annika in New Zealand. 🙂 It’s just an Instagram photo… but it did turn out nice, albeit far from ‘proper camera quality.’
This is incidentally one of my favourite little bars along the canal.. only open when it’s warm. It’s totally relaxed/laid back. Can be found on the western side of the canal by the Franzensbrücke.
Today’s post is dedicated to my former colleague and fellow blogger Kristen, who passed away last week. She was the author of Sushi and Strudel which is an excellent guide through the jungle of restaurants in Vienna, and I hope this blog will stay up and running for a good while longer even if no new posts will be published.
After she quit working up at the uni, she slowly drifted away from us. She would occasionally show up at events though, sparkling and beautiful, telling us new stories about her beloved dog Bode, and whatever she and her husband had been up to lately. She was an inspiration to many of us… smart, beautiful, newly-wed and on her way to becoming the model home maker she seemed destined to be. But then news came through last Wednesday that she had passed. As I went to the memorial service this morning it was raining, and mostly grey. How appropriate…
It’s the first time that I’ve known someone at my age (or younger even!) that have passed away. It’s quite eye-opening, and scary at the same time. I still can’t come to grips with the fact that I’ll never bump into her again… anywhere. Ever. It’s funny to me how time seems to have stood still every time you meet up with someone you know, but as soon as you know you’re never ever going to meet up with them again, all that time seems to come rushing back and create an abyss, that you can’t ever cross. And then you wonder why you let time pass so easily, without resisting it…
Goodbye Kristen. May you rest in peace.
I’m wondering if this guy is real. I think I’m going to have to make a visit to the Pratermuseum to find out! It’s only 4 Euro to get in, so should be worth it.