Vienna’s Spittelberg


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Looking down the row of neatly ordered houses with their manicured storefronts and prim facades lining cobblestone lanes, I am reminded of Ben Franklin’s observation, “Vice knows she’s ugly so puts on her mask.”

But this is Vienna, a city that has always known the difference between appearance and reality, and the street is Spittelberggasse, the main drag of the Spittelberg district, which has a long, rich history of flouting convention.


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