Thanksgiving is a very important holiday for Americans. I recognized this a little bit late but I was lucky that ISSP (an organization at emory which supports international students) helped me to get a family contact at the very last minute. It was a wonderful experience for me to spend this holiday and I am grateful for their hospitality.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Atlanta Midtown Shooting

This afternoon I did a Atlanta Midtown tour with my camera. I startet at trainstation North Avenue, walked W Peachtree St NW – Ponce de Leon Ave NE to Fox Theater. Then I continued walking down all Peachtree St NE, took a break at Starbucks, passed Margaret Mitchell House, till 14th. Finally I walked through Piedmont Park and took 36 back to Emory (Clifton Road). Enjoy my pics!

Atlanta Midtown Sky
Atlanta Midtown Sky

La Cenerentola

Yesterday I’ve watched the opera La Cenerentola at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Atlanta has no opera building, but there is an Atlanta Opera Organisation. It was a great performance, as I expected it from a Rossini opera. Sure, Vienna is superior 😉

La Cenerentola (
La Cenerentola (

Header photo “Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre” by J. Glover, Atlanta, Georgia

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

I just came back from a fantastic concert of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductor Antoni Wit. They are currently on a tour through the United States and gave a concert this evening at Emerson Concert Hall / Schwartz Center.

  • Serenade for String Orchestra, op. 2 (1897) (Mieczyslaw Karlowicz)
  • Piano Concerto No. 1, E-flat Major (Franz Liszt)
  • Symphony No. 2, op. 73, D Major (Johannes Brahms)
Antoni Wit (©

Usually, tickets for this performance are 80 Dollars. Emory offers a “passport for creativity and arts” for students which contains a lot of vouchers for concerts, exhibitions… including this one. The passport is just for eight Dollars! What an amazing offer!


Carving Pumpkins
Carving Pumpkins

The last two nights we celebrated Halloween! Usually it is just on October 31st, but of course we had a preparty on 30th 🙂 where we told each other ghost stories. Usually, I’m not so much into dressing up, but due to the peer pressure I decided to be a doc. And I carved a pumpkin. It was actually nice. I think I also do this back in Austria.

Daniel, the doc! ;)
Daniel, the doc! 😉