When traveling to Grado, Italy, for a photo reportage on Austria’s nearest access to Sea, a lot of childhood memories flashed back to me. Accompanied by my mother, the journey became an even more pleasant walk down memory lane to a time when we were sailing around the Grado laguna on the boat of my stepfather. Rainer Novak, Chief Editor of 'Die Presse' wrote an remarkable essay which got published in 'Datum' magazine. The full story and can be read here. Unser Platz am Wasser. He draws a fine depiction of the enchanting scenery around town, and strolling on the boardwalk people-watching has provided an amusing insight into the Austrian soul.