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

In Kcymaerxthaereal times, standing at this site just outside Vienna, Austria, the sky would have been found beneath your feet. 


Created by Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios, Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.”  It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place. What makes the Kcymaerxthaere project particularly interesting is that Demetrios installs informative markers and historical sites at the locations in our world that connect to his world, creating real world intersections with his imagined universe. For the months of August and September, 2014, Demetrios acted as our first ever Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations continue to be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here

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 salt water lake without a shore.  

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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