Outdoor pools in Bad Hall
First of all, the weather has fortunately taken a turn towards spring. I can't put away my winter jacket just yet, but a sunny day can always be recipe for a wonderful day. I had my normal things to do, such as Swedish, tandem, and of course, teach the kids a more Americanized (vs. German/Austrianized) English, but there were also some new endeavors that I think are worth sharing.
Linz Center - it's starting to feel like spring!
On Thursday, my colleague, Helga, invited me to a classical concert at Brucknerhaus Concert Hall. The evening was titled: "Africa sings: a Selection from Afro-American Lyrics." It included works from the Harlem Renaissance. The concert got off to a slow start as the orchestra played so beautifully, it felt like a bedtime lullaby. The guest singer who came on after the intermission vocally carried the audience to a faraway African tribal concert. She was simply extraordinary the way she captivated the room. It felt like she sang forever, but then it seemed as though the performance had been five minutes long. Need I mention that she gave two encores?
Off to the Concert!
This weekend I stayed in Linz. On Saturday, I had breakfast with my colleague, Gerhard, and his family. Their home was as lovely as them, and we enjoyed an adventurous, off-road stroll after the lavish meal with numerous spread and every form of bread possible. It was so welcoming, it was great to hang out with a family again.
Stroll in a Linz suburb
On Sunday (today), we had a "Brunch with the Oscars" with the Austro-American Society of Upper Austria. We had a full-spread brunch and then watch The Theory of Everything, the life story of Stephen Hawking. It was a fascinating film, and I, along with the two other teaching assistants, led the post-movie discussion.
Sunday was International Women's Day, so some people decorated the Pestsäule accordingly.
Sunday's sunset from St. Magdalena Church
Have a great week!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen