Archive for Austria

end of my dream! [aka no free lunch]

Posted in pictures with tags , , , , , , , on October 21, 2017 by xi'an

In June, last June, I received a collection of nominal tickets for the National Theatre next door, Les Gémeaux, which animates a rich and diverse scene, attracting to my suburb spectators from all over Paris. Scene that I do not attend as much as I would like, except for a few contemporary dance shows now and then… As I had not ordered these tickets, I was rather pleasantly surprised and wondered at the source of this princely gift, ruling out close family and anonymous sponsors! And the size of it was way too much for a commercial teaser. The most likely explanation was thus a mistake send to the wrong X. Nonetheless, being at home for the first concert, I went to check whether or not my allotted seats were occupied. And unsurprisingly they were. (I did not push the cheek as far as engaging into a discussion with my homonym!) Missing an Austrian theme with Mozart and Haydn. (But I have regular tickets for ext weekend!)

für die menschen Rechte! [Volkshilfe].

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2017 by xi'an

Kürbissuppe trilogy

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2017 by xi'an

Gaußplatz [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2017 by xi'an

snapshot from Vienna [jatp]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by xi'an

zurück nach Wien

Posted in pictures, Running, Statistics, Travel, University life, Wines with tags , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2017 by xi'an

Today, I am travelling to Vienna for a few days, primarily for assessing a grant renewal for a research consortium federating most Austrian research groups on a topic for which Austria is a world-leader. (Sorry for being cryptic but I am unsure how much I can disclose about this assessment!) And taking advantage on being in Vienna, for a two-day editing session with Sylvia Früwirth-Schnatter and Gilles Celeux on our Handbook of mixtures analysis project. Which started a few years ago with another meeting in Vienna. And taking further advantage on being in Vienna, for an evening at the Volksoper, conveniently playing Die Zauberflöte!

Kein Öxit heute [phew!]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2016 by xi'an