First up, is the affable Viennese giantess really wearing lime green,gingham-patterned slacks with red gingham Chuck Taylors? Yes, yes she is:
OMG, how many more ways can the nutty diplomatrix make me love her?
Our Austrian correspondent explains: The link opens up Ursula's picture in an Austrian
newspaper's photo gallery on politicians and fashion. It was taken at a party conference earlier this year.
I'll have you know that --forget Ferragamo-- Chuck Taylors are the official preferred hoof covering of PSP, so I'm familiar with these shoes, and they're even wackier than you can tell from the above photo. Check them out:
You can order them direct from Converse or here on Amazon. Be wacky like Ursula!
The second contribution from our Austrian Pony Pal™ is this incredible monument sculpted in... sugar? I don't get it, but I like it:
Ursula and former Austrian chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel (dressed as Mozart) cast in sugar. This about 120 cm high sugar sculpture was made as a window display at the Demel patisserie in Vienna. Ursula and Wolfgang were placed on a rotating disc, ever so tenderly embraced in an eternal waltz. Please note Wolfgang's little pedestal. It was to commemorate Austria's presidency of the EU in the first half of 2006, as well as Mozart's 250th birthday in the same year (hence the Mozart costume for Mr Schuessel, who in real life isn't very tall, either).
Sweet stuff, indeed! Let's give a big hand to our wonderful Austrian correspondent!