FIRST BIRTHDAY IN MY NATIVE CITY IN NEARLY HALF A CENTURY

A HAPPY BIRTHDAY" MUSICAL GIFT FROM HOLLAND I just got this lovely musical "happy birthday" gift from my longtime friends in the Netherlands (see below). It's about a dozen wonderful renditions of the (simple) "Happy BIrthday" song ion various famous composers' interpretations. The lovers of Chopin and Liszt, the two contemporaries in the early 19th …

VIENNA, DAY 5: A STROLL AROUND MY FAMILY’S NEIGHBORHOOD YIELDS UNEXPECTED TREASURES

From Vienna, Austria May 31, 2018 Neustift am Walde - a hidden treasure of wine district in Vienna Woods This has been my third visit in four years to my family in Vienna. But today was the first time that Neustift am Walde, a picturesque in Vienna Wood whose slopes are draped with vineyards, revealed some …

VIENNA 2018 SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT PREVIEW

PERU 2008: CONVERSATIONS WITH MOUNTAIN SPIRITS - AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDINGS PART 1 - AUDIO https://youtu.be/blHrDaoj7jY PART 2 - AUDIO https://youtu.be/9WwsxOVaGtQ PART 3 - AUDIO https://youtu.be/xtddSLZbfwI       VIENNA GRAND FINALE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE For the full story, see this Yinyangbob.net post: https://wp.me/p1jFeo-2yU Here's also a short video about what it takes …

VISIT TO EAGLE’S NEST, HITLER’S FAVORITE HANGOUT IN THE ALPS

From Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany May 29, 2018 READY, SET, GO - TOMORROW MORNING FOR A QUICK TOUR OF KING LUDWIG'S CASTLES, STARTING WITH THE NEUSCHWANSTEIN WHICH INSPIRED DISNEY After one of my friends in Vienna had to leave suddenly on a business trip out of town, I also quickly shifted gears. Instead of a dinner …