TRACK DOWN VIENNA’S THIRD MAN MUSEUM
“Everyone should go careful in Vienna.” If you recognise Popescu’s advice to Holly Martins, here’s a not-to-bemissed extra to add to the city’s attractions.
Further to Nick Trend’s piece (“The city with the winter wow factor”, Nov 3), tucked away in the narrow back streets close to the Naschmarkt can be found the Third Man Museum – a steadily growing private collection of memorabilia relating to Carol Reed’s film from the late Forties.
From original production scripts and music to excerpts screened on vintage film projectors, we enjoyed a fascinating glimpse behind the camera, concluding with an exit through a makeshift sewer. Assembled by Gerhard Strassgschwandtner and his wife, Karin, this extensive display brings home the political realities of postwar Viennese life within the divided city. Opening hours vary, but it’s well worth tracking down.
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museum, fantastic botanical gardens with First and Second World War monuments, and a café where you can get an amazing cream tea. The Crown hotel, which is surrounded by fantastic restaurants, is sited along the Yarra river.
of $14 per application had been received. Two days later I discovered that I had been charged a total of £159.74. For three days I attempted, via the bank and the firm who had dealt with my application, to get my money back. As the firm stated, the small print was there, at the very end of the application, informing it was a third-party offering a chargeable service. I have read that governments are aware that these sites exist, but they are not illegal. BARRIE HOWARD