Well, that's not really a ruin, but it has rusty elements... This run down building in the 7th district is all I could find for today's theme day. It has been in this condition for years now, I'm wondering how long it will take until it will finally be restored or torn down.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Through this door you enter the Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark, a public park in the 18th district. The park was designed in the 18th district in the style of an English landscape garden and has a size of 354.000 m².
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Old Danube is not far away from my place, and although I have been living there for twenty years, I "discovered" this dead end of a former river branch of the Danube with its calm atmosphere only this summer.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Old Danube is popular for sailing. There are several sailing schools and boat rentals. From May to September the boat rentals extend their opening hours during full moon so that romantics can float along the Old Danube in the moonlight...
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The past two weeks the weather wasn't very nice, but I hope to see a similar sky (this photo was taken at the beginning of August) very soon. My holidays are drawing to a close and, back to work, I will first and foremost see the ceiling of the office if I look up...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
We continue our stroll through the Kagran School Gardens: This pavilion was originally set up for the 1873 World Exhibition in Vienna. It combines original parts and newly made wooden elements, giving an impression of what the pavilion must have looked like when it was first on display.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
There are several theme gardens at the Kagran School Gardens. I have already shown you the Asian, and the Greek garden and here's now the Claude Monet garden, inspired by the painter's beautiful garden in Giverny, France.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
We are back to the Kagran School Gardens where you can also find this mosaic of Flora, the goddess of flowers, and Vertumnus, the god of gardens, executed in 1960 by Austrian artist Maître Leherb (1933-1997).
Monday, August 18, 2014
The monument to Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) in Burggarten is one of Vienna's most photographed sights. It was accomplished by Austrian sculptor Viktor Tilgner and erected in 1896, originally on Albertinaplatz, but transferred to Burggarten in 1953. As you can see there are currently a lot of tourists in Vienna.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I guess I have already told you (probably even repeatedly) that I love bright colours. No wonder that this shop window caught my eyes immediately. It even causes me a mediterranean feeling...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Another week, another piece of street art: This time I discovered it in the 6th district. It's by Mexican born graffiti artist Stinkfish, whose works you have already seen here and here.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Summer is not over yet, there will surely (hopefully) be some days when we could use a summer hat. At the hat manufacturer Mühlbauer they are all hand crafted and currently on sale. By the way, in 2014 this manufacturer - a family business, now in the fourth generation - celebrates his 111th anniversary. Too bad that I don't have a "hat face"...
Monday, August 11, 2014
This small garden with Asian elements is a part of the Kagran School Gardens. They are located around the Vocational School for Horticulture and Floristry and serve as a training facility for the students. Usually the gardens are open to the public only once a month, but in July and August they can be visited from Monday to Wednesday. It's really nice to take a walk in this peaceful place.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him." - Auguste Rodin
Saturday, August 9, 2014
A sunny Saturday - the perfect day for dining or having an afternoon coffee in this café in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Look at all those beautifully coloured chairs!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A friend of mine loves men in uniform. So when I'm on vacation I always try to photograph as many of them as possible to please her. Some days ago I saw these police officers in the city center and couldn't help but taking a picture...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
This past weekend three oversized paper boats were set up at several places in Vienna by Hamburg’s tourism department to promote the second largest city in Germany. One of the boats "anchored" in front of the Vienna State Opera.