Assault on the Senses

Trip Start Jul 25, 2012
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Trip End Aug 18, 2012


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Flag of Austria  , Upper Austria,
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Music that smells and walking on light, amongst other things. Write up to come.

It is now many moons since we were in Linz, so my recollections will be less detailed than usual. We took the train to Linz and went to an exhibition called Sinnes Rautsch. This marvellous, fantastic exhibition was a playground for the kids. The idea behind it was to synthesize the senses. Touch caused colours to appear, you could listen to vibrations, create mixtures of smells, play with light, walk on water, build impossible towers, speak through tubes. It took all day to go round the different displays, twanging and sniffing everything. On the roof, amidst a sea of wooden walkways, was a water-fest, where you could build tubes to make the water flow down and attempt to avoid getting wet. Needless to say, the kids got soaked and loved it.

Once we finished the tour, we wandered over to the Danube, where everyone had to have a quick sing-song and an ice-cream. The Danube wasn't so much blue as grey, but that didn't fit with the words.

Back up through town, we took a brief detour to let the kids climb all over a fountain dedicated to the famous mathematician and astronomer Kepler. Fortunately, no-one saw them. We couldn't pass the cathedral without taking a quick look inside, although I'm starting to get cathedral fatigue. I've seen a few too many of them to really appreciate them.

Back in Vocklabruck, we ate pizza and staggered back to Bob's house.
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