Monday, June 9, 2008
The Euro cup is hosted by Switzerland and Austria this year so it is getting a little crazy around here. All around Vienna they have fan zones set up where you can go and watch the games. I am living in Vienna but I am also Swiss this creates a little problem when I decide who to cheer for, but they haven’t played each other yet and they have the same colors (plus their flags are the same… Austria’s is just set on its side) so I have been able to keep it in check. But secretly I am going for Switzerland (mostly because their chant is real fun to say “hopp Schweiz!”) The bad news is that both of these teams lost their first games… I was pretty upset.
This last week we didn’t travel anywhere so we got to do a lot of fun things in Vienna. I rode a city bike, which is really cheap and a great way to really see the city. Me and my roommate went to a museum called the Albertina. They had an exibit by a painter, Oskar Kokoschka, who I did a reaserch paper on last semester so it was really cool to see. They also had a paul klee exhibit and one about contemporary art (mostly expressionism) so I got to see some very good art this weekend. I saw Monet’s Water lilies, it was so beautiful and there was a Mark Rothko too, I got lost in it. Plus I got some really cool sunglasses at a flea market. Liebst du mine sonnigbrille?