Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Collection

While winter sale is still going on, the new collections are already arriving. One of the new trend colors is "arcadia". According to the Pantone Color Institute it's a "cooler, cleaner take on green. Its tinge of blue undertone takes us into a new direction for the spring 2018 season". If you want to know the other top colors of the coming season please click here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Café Prückel

The Café Prückel was opened in 1903 under the name "Café Lurion" and quickly got  a popular meeting place. In the 1950s the café was refurbished according to the taste of the time. Since then the furniture hasn't changed, the café still features an intact 1950s design. After all the recent gloomy days the white, red and yellow lights of the café catched my eyes when I passed there Sunday evening.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tiny Snowman

Someone had managed to create this tiny snowman from the remains of the snow... Isn't he cute? 

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Remains of the Snow

Yesterday morning Vienna was covered with a thin snow blanket. When I did my afternoon walk along the Old Danube the snow was nearly gone...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Deserted Bathing Platform

During the warm season the bathing platforms along the Old Danube are also popular spots for picnics, but currently they are deserted. I'm so sick of the still lasting gloom, I can't wait for spring!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Afternoon Walk on a Gloomy Day

I love to go for an afternoon walk on Sundays and holidays, even if the weather isn't too inviting... Last Saturday I first passed Donaucity, then the adjacent Donaupark.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Millennium Tower in the Fog

I took this photo of the Millennium Tower last Saturday, but I could also take it today as the weather hasn't changed at all. We haven't seen the sun for a week now...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pink Rucksack

On a gloomy day it's nice to see a blur of colour like this pink rucksack.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Bench With a View

Last October I took a photo of a couple sitting on this bench and enjoying the view of the town here. On the first day of 2018 nobody sat here...

Monday, January 8, 2018

Walking Hand in Hand

The first day of the new year I climbed the Kahlenberg. It was a very nice walk despite the clouds. While most people were still recovering from New Year's Eve, I enjoyed the silence and the empty paths. For a little while this couple walked in front of me hand in hand...

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Donauturm in The Fog

We had a very foggy afternoon on yesterday's holiday (The Three Magi). I still did a walk and passed by the 252m high Donauturm, erected in 1964 on the occasion of the Vienna International Garden Show.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


A family sitting on the banks of the Old Danube on Christmas Eve...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Last Sunset in 2017

The bridge that leads from the Old Danube to the banks of the Danube (and over the freeway Donauufer Autobahn) during the last sunset in 2017.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Trees at Sunset

Trees at sunset, photographed during my last walk in 2017.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Sunny End of the Year

It is a tradition of mine to do the last walk of the year along the Old Danube. The day started very cloudy, but fortunately the sun came out in the afternoon. I really enjoyed my walk!

Monday, January 1, 2018

January Theme Day: Photo of the Year

Last year at this time of the year it was so cold that the Old Danube was frozen over and people walked and skated on the ice. As I had never seen this before and I am "a little" obsessed with sunsets, I chose this photo as photo of the year 2017.
Click here to view the thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The End is Near...

Another year is almost over! Time is really flying... I hope you enjoy a wonderful New Year's Eve and wish you all the best for 2018!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmassy Shopping Arcade

The shopping arcade of Palais Ferstel is still decorated with several small Christmas trees...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas in Schönbrunn

A visit to the Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace is on my to-do-list every year. The palace is a wonderful backdrop.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!

In Austria we celebrate Christmas this very night: Traditionally we set up the Christmas tree and light it for the first time, gather around the tree, sing Christmas carols, unwrap the presents, have Christmas dinner and maybe go to the Midnight Mass. I will meet some friends for a brunch and will spend the evening with my parents. Have a merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Matter of Taste

There are Christmas tree decorations to everybody's taste...

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sledge Tree

This Christmas tree is completely made of sledges! It was created by the Budapest-based creative studio Hello Wood. The first version of the installation was built in 2013 at the Palace of Arts in Budapest. After its success in Hungary, the sledge tree was invited several times to the UK and Switzerland and arrived to Vienna just in time for the Advent season. It's currently a special attraction at the Christmas market in front of the Upper Belvedere.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Lights at Dawn

That's how the Christmas lights on Kärtnerstrasse look like at dawn...

Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Market on Karlsplatz

There are a lot of Christmas Markets to visit in Vienna. They attract not only the Viennese but also a lot of tourists from abroad. Yesterday I passed by the market in front of St. Charles' Church in the 4th district. Please click here for more information on the Christmas Markets.