'Seen des Himmels' ('Lakes of the Sky') – Vienna, Austria - Atlas Obscura

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'Seen des Himmels' ('Lakes of the Sky')

In the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere, standing at this site just outside Vienna, Austria, the sky would have been found beneath your feet. 


In Kcymaerxthaereal times, standing at this site just outside Vienna, Austria, the sky would have been beneath your feet and above you, there would have been a floating saltwater lake without a shore.

Kcymaerxthaere is an art project created by Eames Demetrios. A series of plaques and other markers around the world honor events that have taken place in a parallel universe that, according to Demetrios, “co-exists to some degree with ours.” Most of these installations are bronze or stone plaques inscribed with stories but some are larger, even entire buildings. As of 2021, there are more than 140 sites spread across six continents and 30 countries.

These were stopping points for Ghelyrns–the dirigible-like vessels which were lighter than air conveyances for some of the more popular creatures of Kcymaerxthaere - the Rabansg. Playful dolphin-like creatures that got tired of swimming around continents so figured out a way to fly over them.

But the story also reminds us that yet another culture has this experience with archipelagos. Culture after Kcymaerxthaereal culture seems to take that concept to its very heart. Also this is a good place to learn about Polyhaedra. These are creatures that are not really part of our linear lexicon. They require dimensions we are barely aware of in order to live.

A short walk from the marker, you will find a spectacular view of Vienna, the prospect observed in the linear world when the Polish forces swept down in 1683 to lift the siege of Vienna by the Ottomans.

Know Before You Go

Visible from sidewalk. Walk from main parking lot towards the view over Vienna. It will be to the left before you get to the street Am Kahlenberg. If you pass the church, you have gone too for.

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