Sunday, March 30, 2008

Celebrate the Old Order

HLIRM Franz Josef I of Austria-HungaryAs the EU-US Open Skies Agreement comes into effect today (more), let's be reminded that the Old World can be visited cheaply.

This year, we will mark 160 years since the ascension of Franz Josef of Austria to the throne. Birthday celebrations normally take place, as they did last year.

While the website of the Austria Imperial event in Innsbruck now seems to have disappeared completely, which is a pretty bad sign, there are other events, such as Kaiserballs in Vienna.

See also this Time article from 1930.

Now, can anyone name a festival for the celebration of the Destructor-in-Chief?

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