Urban Stories

Based on an idea by Wilhelm Gockner


Urban (from Latin urbanus, 'belonging to, or relating to, a town or city', from urbs 'city')

"Urban Sketchers" is a worldwide community of artists who draw pictures of the places they live in or travel to. "Urban Stories" tell stories about the City of Vienna.

© Eurocomm-PR/Sandra Biskup; Drawing: Street scene in the shared space zone Lange Gasse

Rendezvous in the shared space zone

Adrian from London, a tall and handsome 45-year-old unmarried man, visited a congress in Vienna. It was spring, warm and sunny. For Adrian it was more important to spend several consecutive days in Vienna, the city of his childhood and youth, than attendi
© Eurocomm-PR/Sandra Biskup, Drawing: View from the huge flight of stairs of Vienna's Main Library over the roofed Urban-Loritz-Platz

Magic of Christmas in the Main Library

I have always had the feeling that there is something special about the tarps that are stretched over large sections of the Urban-Loritz-Platz as a protection against rain, sun, and snow. To me they look like bat wings had inspired the architects. One nig
© Eurocomm-PR/Sandra Biskup, Drawing of market stands on Vienna's Brunnenmarkt

The fountain on the Brunnenmarkt

I live in the Brunnenviertel in Ottakring in the 16th district of Vienna, which in the Western part of the city extends to the hills of the forest Wienerwald. There is a Brunnengasse and a Brunnenmarkt.Until recently I never thought of fountains or wells
© Eurocomm-PR/Sandra Biskup, Urban Sketch of Wientalterrasse

"And we all communicate with each other", the crab said

 This terrace in Vienna which sits right on top of the underground train, do you know it? I am referring to this big wooden terrace between the fifth and the sixth district under which the U4 is speeding along and that has this brook right next to it in a