Friday, March 22, 2019

Abandoned House

This photo might look as if it was taken in the countryside, but actually it shows an abandoned house on the banks of the Old Danube.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

I Just Can't Help it

Well, yes, I ended my last Sunday afternoon walk once again at the Old Danube. This photo shows the upper Old Danube where I don't go too often, I prefer the lower part.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Danube & Florido Tower

The view from Brigittenauer Bridge towards the New Danube and the office building Florido Tower, opened in 2001.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Along the Banks of the Danube

The Millenniumtower was completed ten years ago for the coming of the third millennium. Time is really flying! The mountains in the distance are Kahlenberg and Leopoldsberg, popular local recreation areas.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Spring is Coming

The up and down of the temperature continues. Yesterday it was unusually hot (I saw the first people in bathing suits), over the night the temperature dropped considerably. In the shop window of the department store "Gerngroß" spring and the time for gardening have already arrived. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Very Special Sunday Flowers: 9th Blogiversary!

Today this blog turns 9!! I can't believe how time has flown by! To be honest it's sometimes a little stressful to keep the blog up and to publish a photo in due time, but so far I'm not ready to quit. When I published my first blog entry I didn't have any idea of how I could manage to take enough photos to "fill" a whole year, but you just have to open your eyes and always have the camera (or smartphone) with you. Thank you for your support by visiting my blog and commenting on the photos! I'm looking forward to sharing more photos of Vienna with you!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Donau Homes

Donau Homes is a dormitory next to the Old Danube. It offers smart studios and apartments: the rooms are move-in ready, with modern interior and equipped with the newest technology and nearly every room includes a balcony, loggia or terrace. All this sounds good, but the building is located next to express highway Südosttangente - a reason why I wouldn't want to move in.

Friday, March 15, 2019

First Signs of Spring

I live in a very busy street with trees that get their leaves always very late (and lose them early), I work in the city center and on my way from the underground to my office there are no trees. Therefore I was very happy when I noticed during my last Sunday afternoon walk that there are finally some first signs of Spring.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Vienna - the World's Most Livable City

Each year, the international consulting firm Mercer carries out a study to assess the quality of life in 231 cities around the world. The results of the study in 2019 once again gave Vienna top marks and made it the most livable city in the world for the tenth time in a row! The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructure conditions such as the well-developed public transportation network, power and water supply. It also takes into consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facilities, the availability and high quality of all kinds of consumer goods, as well as nature and environmental conditions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sunset Obsesssion #50

The sunset last Sunday seen from Kaiserwasser in the 22nd district. I love to watch the sun set, it's a very special moment for me.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The New Danube in March

Do you remember this view? I usually take a photo of it in summer when I stop here during my bicycle tours to have a look at the sunset (for photos you can click here or here). 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Servitengasse

Servitengasse is a nice street in the 9th district with beautiful, well maintained buildings and many eateries.

Friday, March 8, 2019

As Long as...

The main building of the Academy of Fine Arts is currently closed for reconstruction. On the scaffolding you can see an art installation by Austrian artist Katharina Cibulka. The feminist statement refers to the fact that for centuries women haven't been able to gain ground as artists in the fine arts. The Academy of Fine Arts has more female than male students and it is the only university in Austria with a completely female rectorship. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Silhouettes

After having left the viewing platform of Kahlenberg, I turned back once again, saw these silhouettes and thought this might be a good photo. I think there's a special atmosphere...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

On Top of Kahlenberg

I did my walk on a weekday, therefore only few people were on the viewing platform of Kahlenberg which was very pleasant. On the weekends this spot is usually rather crowded. Unfortunately the view was not so great because of the clouds, but, hey, you can't have everything.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Only Way is up...

I usually climb Kahlenberg several times a year. Some weeks ago I did it for the first time this year. It was a really nice outing. I hope the next time I do this walk nature will have woken up.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Springlike Sunday

The temperatures have been going up and down lately. Yesterday the weather was rather springlike and I started my afternoon at the Kaiserwasser, a branch of the Old Danube.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Flowers #283

"How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!" - Emily Dickinson

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

March Theme Day: Green

A beautiful green door in the 4th district. It has caught my eyes already three years ago, as you can see here.
Click here to view the photos of all participants in the theme day.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sitting Under the Tree

Looking through the photos of this winter I realized that I got a new obsession: winter trees. It's interesting to see how the trees "themselves" look like, without any leaves. The tree in this photo isn't very fascinating but I liked the atmosphere of harmony in the view of the tree and the girl.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

View of the Town #20

The view from Cobenzl, a small hill in the 19th district, towards the Danube and the 22nd district. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Moderate Breeze

Eleven days in a row without any photo from the Old Danube... Haven't you missed it? So here you go, this photo is from last Saturday when there was a moderate breeze.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Waiting...

These chairs in front of a restaurant in the city center seem to be waiting for spring... After some days with springlike temperatures, there was again a cold snap and yesterday it was definitely much too cold to sit outside.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sunday Flowers #282

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu

Saturday, February 23, 2019

A Mansion in the 19th District

The 19th district is mostly a "rich" area, so there are a lot of beautiful mansions. This one caught my eyes because of the tree's shadows on its façade.

Friday, February 22, 2019

"Over There"

Technically the Jubiläumswarte is closed but - like many others - I climbed over the door,  ascended the observation tower and enjoyed a beautiful view of Vienna. These two men spent a lot of time on top of the tower and seemed to "analize" the city from above.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jubiläumswarte

The Jubiläumswarte, an observation tower on top of Wilhelminenberg, was erected in 1956 and replaced an older steel construction that had been erected in 1899 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of emperor Franz Joseph I's ascendancy to the Austrian throne. Therefore, the present tower is still colloquially known as "Jubiläumswarte" (jubilee tower).