Archduke Charles of Austria Statue, Heidenplatz, October 2002. My maiden voyage to Austria certainly didn’t turn out as I’d expected. I landed in town with a couple of friends, loaded with ambitious plans for a weekend of high culture. But in the end it just didn’t happen. I suppose I could blame it on the rain, which didn’t stop coming down from the moment we arrived to the morning we boarded our train back over to Bratislava. This shot was taken on our first day, shortly before our visit descended into an almighty pub-crawl.