Wednesday, 03. September 2014
13. 02. 13. - 15:00
Radio Vienna reporter Ewald Wurzinger started an unusual project: a bust of the British princess Diana (+1997) is now being produced. The memorial will also need an appropriate place in Austria.
Lady Diana Spencer was and remains an icon of humanity. After her divorce from Prince Charles she became a star in the media.
15 years after her deadly car accident in Paris the 26-year-old reporter Mr Wurzinger wants to give the "Queen of hearts" a memorial. He asked the Viennese sculptor Wolfgang Karnutsch to build a bust of white marble and a memorial plaque.
"For me it is very important to create a memorial for this great, unforgotten personality. Despite of her power, money and fame, Diana never stopped being human and down-to-earth. This should be stimulating for many people in times of the economical crisis so they start reflecting. The memorial will become a place of pilgrimage for many fans in Austria", said Mr Wurzinger.
Mr Wurzinger has been admiring Lady Di since he was a child. He has also contacted the members of the Spencer-family, "just to let them know about the memorial."
Sculptor Mr Karnutsch is pleased with his task and regards it as a great challenge. He will use marble of Laas, which is one of the most exclusive white stones in the world.
One of the supporters of the memorial is the famous actress and wife of the former mayor of Vienna, Dagmar Koller. She met Lady Di in 1986, when the Royal couple visited Vienna.
"I never saw such an amazing personality like her again. People queued just to glance at her, she was indeed the Queen of Hearts."
Mr Wurzinger and his project team are now looking for an appropriate place to put up the memorial. He said that it did not have to be in Vienna, although the City of Vienna proposed a place in Augarten Park. The bust does not need more space than two square metres.
Fans can contribute to the project and will be engraved on the plaque if donating an amount over 300 Euros. If the support is big enough, Mr Wurzinger plans to donate the remaining money to the Austrian Red Cross.
"This would also be Diana’s wish, because she always supported institutions like that."
Further information about the project can be found on the Internet: www.lady-diana.at or at Facebook.
Three Family Members Dead In Well Tragedy
A mother has lost her husband, her pregnant daughter and her son-in-law after a tragic accident where one of them fell into a well and the other two died while trying to carry out a failed rescue.
Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt
A British soldier who tackled the frozen Austrian Alps wearing just shorts and a T-shirt has been rapped by officials after he had to be rescued from the snowy peak.
Mum And Daughter Struck By Lightning In Pool
A mother and her daughter were hospitalised after they were struck by lightning – in a swimming pool.
Police Nab Porn Star Who Filmed In Local Church
A woman accused of making a porn movie in a local church has been caught after an informant tipped off police that he recognised her by her breasts after an appeal for information.
Young Hip Hop Dancer Gets 18 Years For Drug Smuggling
A blonde hip hop dancer and charity worker promised an international career after she was spotted by a talent scout has been jailed for 18 years in Indonesia after her work offer turned out to have been part of an elaborate drugs con.
Teen Dying Of Cancer Killed At Charity Event After Ride In Porsche Goes Wrong
The family of a sick boy who was offered a trip in a high-performance Porsche because he was dying of cancer is suing the charity after the Porsche he was travelling in crashed head-on into oncoming traffic.
Japanese Pervert Planned Natascha Kampusch Style Kidnap
A Japanese man inspired by Austrian pervert Wolfgang Priklopil kidnapped a 10-year-old girl and kept her in a purpose-built cellar where he planned to train her to become the perfect wife.
German Hiker Yodels For Help After Getting Trapped In Cattle Grid
A portly hiker dressed in traditional Lederhosen was rescued after he yodeled for help after getting stuck for three hours in a cattle grid.
Austrian Wine Grower Sets New Record For Maturing Grapes
An award-winning Austrian winegrower is believed to have set a new record after leaving harvested grapes for an incredible nine months before fermenting them to create an ultra-sweet white and red wine.
Austrian Castle Owner Shocked By Airplane Wheel In Duck Pond
An Austrian castle owner got a shock after discovering this massive aircraft wheel had landed in his duck pond.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Brit Soldier Rescued After Climbing Mountain In T Shirt|
|Hair Today Gone Tomorrow As Woman Auctions 2 Metre Mop|
|VIDEO How I Butchered Mum-to-Be To Steal Baby|
|Woman Robbed Blind After Gunman Fires At Her Face|
|Hundreds Of Escaped Snakes Terrorise Chinese Neighbourhood|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.