Monday, September 19, 2022

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On the evening of January 13, 1913, Vienna's Bank Employees' Club gave a Bankruptcy Ball. It was the height of the pre-Lenten carnival - in mid-winter at its meanest. Ice floes shivered down the Danube, galas sparkled inside baroque portals, and the bankruptcy gambol really warmed the Viennese imagination. 

- From Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913 - 1914 by Frederic Morton

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