If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right? This seems to be the way things are going in Huizhou, China. A real estate development company has replicated the picturesque city of Hallstatt in Austria with lookalike buildings and quaint cobblestone laneways.
Back in 2013, Austria was hit with a massive flood. This video captures the surreal experience of living a street-width away from massive chaos. A 15-meter-high dam was the only thing keeping the impending flood from wiping away and damaging an entire village. Being that the dam was the only means of protection, this is […]
If you’re a classic movie buff, you might recognize this place in Austria. It’s from the movie, The Third Man, starring Orson Welles-the sewer system of Vienna! Yep, this is where a Hollywood film was shot back in the 1940s and today visitors from all over the globe are flocking to this somewhat odd but interesting tourist attraction.
We’ve written before on Lost At E Minor before about how much we love the Italian Dolomites, and the same goes for the neighbouring mountains in The South Tyrolean Alps. Recently, Austrian photographer Lukas Furlan took his camera up into the Tyrol Alpine area and came back with this absolutely stunning photographic series.
Don’t forget to bring your swim fins, dive mask, scuba cylinders, and wet suit. No, we’re not going to the beach, we’re going to the park. Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake located in Styria, Austria. Though it’s pretty much your normal, crystal-clear, emerald-green hued lake, it does however, have one noteworthy attraction. The […]
So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.
If you’re in the mood to see (or hear, rather) something amazing, this is the video for you. Austrian composer Peter Ablinger’s Speaking Piano project uses an ordinary piano to mimic the tones and inflections of the human voice, allowing listeners to understand the sounds as words. In the video, the piano keys are struck […]
All over Innsbruck, Austria, a mysterious man is taking photos with a lampshade on his head to, well, brighten your day. Who is he? Well, it’s not quite a Banksy mystery, but the mystery man is putting more on Facebook each week.
It had to happen one of these days. Residents of ‘Fucking’, the village in Austria that has traditionally been the most fun place in Europe to say, are voting this week on whether to change the name of the place to something less, erm, inflammatory after being the butt of ongoing pranks and jokes. We […]
Farewells tells the story of on old couple that found the key to eternal life by vivisecting special fluids from insects. The problem, however, is that one of the two always is in a sort of coma while the other one prepares the shot needed to extend life. This means they can stay alive separately, […]
Found at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains, the Green Lake in Austria is a bit of Autobot. In winter, it looks exactly like what it is: a county park. In spring, the park becomes a diving paradise as melted mountaintop snow runneth down the slopes and submerges the park entirely, with water levels reaching to as high as 10 metres. What a place.
A pyrographic portrait that had been signed by an artist, T.E.J, and dated 1884, presumably from Austria, now appears to reveal a hidden callipygian beauty. The female body was instantly conspicuous once I had uploaded a digital photograph of the entire portrait on my computer screen earlier last year.
Cerebra Electronica connects a visitor’s brain to the huge neon facade of the Ars Electronica Museum of the Future in Austria. Tiny electrical impulses generated by neurons will be amplified to connect the brain to the interactive facade of the AEC. Designed by Onur Sonmez, this exhibit is part of the Media Facades Festival Europe.
Maximilian Haidacher lives in Linz, Austria. In 2009 he received his B.A. in Photography and Graphic Design at the University of Arts in Linz. You can read an interview with Haidacher about his work on swoond.
You know what they say: some rides are fine enough to sleep in. Okay, so maybe no one says that but it is quite true in regards to Auto Residence, the car-house located in Salzburg, Austria. The crew at Stadtbaumeister have brought an architectural gem into this historic suburban town by building an eco-friendly, functional home that integrates both the art of architectural engineering with innovative design concepts.