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Fotoeins Friday: Tango evening at Vienna’s Karlsplatz

In May 2018, I’ve completed some of the goals regarding the Vienna Modernism centenary with a visit to the Otto Wagner exhibition at the Wien Museum Karlsplatz. I stumble onto Karlsplatz and see a crowd has gathered around music which is unmistakably tango. The sounds pull me into the small open area where couples are dancing the tango. I sit down on a park bench, and even with my camera ready, I close my eyes and feel the “wash”, the breeze, the rhythm and melody, the warm late-spring evening, the rustling of leaves above, a buzz and halo from quiet chatter.

I’m glad this is a final memory from Vienna.

I made the picture above on 20 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/8, ISO4000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Tango evening at Vienna’s Karlsplatz”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Amy. After a long and beautiful day of bouncing around the city, it was great to find a seat on a bench, and watch and listen to tango on the plaza. The continuous flow of curious onlookers were just as interesting, too. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

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  1. Judi

    Fantastic article and photos! I’ve been readin “A Woman in Gold” most of which has been about the history of all the above artists and especially all of their families and interconnectednesd before, during and after WWII and it’s devastating effects on them all. Your article added to my information of this wealthy artistic and troubling times. Thank you!

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    • fotoeins

      You’re welcome, Judi! I’m aware of the events surrounding Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I” painting, and I would very much like to watch the movie as I think it’s got a great cast. I would also like to read more about Maria Altmann, Adele Bloch-Bauer, and about the painting. Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comment.


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