Friday, May 26, 2017

Schönbrunn Palace

I always enjoy looking at Schönbrunn Palace. I took this photo last Sunday when in front of the palace preparations for yesterday's Summer Night Concert, a free open air concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, were going on.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vienna Citrus Days #3

Citrus fruits are often used in still lifes. At the "Vienna Citrus Days" a baroque still life was recreated.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vienna Citrus Days #2

There are a lot of different citrus fruits. At the "Vienna Citrus Days" they were displayed on a table with Meissen porcelain.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Vienna Citrus Days #1

Last weekend the "17th Vienna Citrus Days" took place at the Schönbrunn Orangery. The information and sales exhibition presented a historic collection of citrus trees. The program included also lectures and tastings of culinary specialties.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wedding Cakes

In Austria May is a popular wedding month. That's why the current window display of the Imperial and Royal Confectionary Bakery Demel shows some wedding cakes. 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Flowers #228

"Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are." - Osho

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pop up Gardening Store

For the last two months this pop-up gardening store was located in front of the MuseumsQuartier Wien. I passed by only last Sunday, the last day of the store.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sunday Afternoon at the MuseumsQuartier

In 2002, the Viennese architecture group PPAG was commissioned by the MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQW) to design a courtyard furniture. The result was the "Enzis", named after the authorized signatory at the time. They quickly became a famous trademark of the MQW. In 2005 the outdoor furniture won the Adolf Loos Prize for Design in the then newly introduced category spatial design. The colour of the "Enzis" changes every year. When the weather is fine it is hard to find a free "Enzi"...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

MuseumsQuartier

With its museums, exhibition halls, small cultural initiatives and restaurants the MuseumsQuartier Wien is an attraction for locals and tourists.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sailing

On Sunday the weather was perfect for sailing on the Old Danube.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Some Procedure as Nearly Every Sunday...

Yesterday it was time for another walk along the Old Danube. I just couldn't help it ;-)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Flowers #227

"Flowers in the city are like lipstick on a woman - 
it just makes you look better to have a little color. - Lady Bird Johnson

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blue Danube

The "Blue Danube" is a sightseeing boat that travels the Danube Canal and the Danube - a different way to explore Vienna.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Enjoying the Sunshine

This spring the weather is very unsettled. Yesterday it was sunny, but also rainy. In between two showers people enjoyed some sunrays in the cafés on the banks of the Danube Canal.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday Flowers #226

"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance,
so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." - Adabella Radici

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Breakfast

On Saturdays and Sundays I love to "celebrate" breakfast and start the day without any hurry. Usually I have breakfast at home, but this photo was taken some months ago in a french café - which explains the baguette and the croissants...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fresh Green

Each year the fresh green of springtime is a delight for my eyes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Upper Belvedere - Spring View

The former residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736) is one of my favourite buildings in Vienna - especially in spring with fresh flowers around the pond. For more photos please click herehere, here, here and here).

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sitting Outside

During my vacation and last week the weather was rather winterly. It even snowed in the Viennese outskirts! But on Sunday it was finally possible to have a drink outside.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Flowers #225

"I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden." - Ruth Stout

Thursday, April 27, 2017

All You Need is...

I discovered this "wisdom" in front of a café. Do you agree? As for me, I need tea and love... and some other things...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Krieau Race Track - The Old Grandstand

The Krieau Race Track, a horse racing track in the second district, was opened in 1878. It is the second oldest harness racing track in Europe (after the Central Moscow Hippodrome, built in 1834). Today the racing track is also used as a concert venue. The photo shows the old grandstand, finished in 1913.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Vienna City Marathon 2017

Hi there! My vacation is over... I started the first morning back to Vienna watching the 42.766 participants in the 33rd Vienna City Marathon pass under my window.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Flowers #224

"Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet." - Jeremy Bentham

Friday, April 7, 2017

Amidst the Grapevines

A young couple amidst the grapevines on Kahlenberg last Sunday... 
Today afternoon I will go on a two-week vacation. This blog will take a break while I'm abroad as I didn't have the time to schedule photos and during my holidays I usually am busy with other things. I will post photos on instagram though... Hope to "see" you when I'm back to Vienna!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Magnolia

The magnolia trees are currently in full bloom.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Summerday in April #2

Life at the Old Danube on an unusual hot April day: while one stretches, the other one relaxes after (or in between) a bicycle ride at the Old Danube (and another walks by and takes a photo)...