Monday, September 1, 2014

September Theme Day: Rust And Ruins

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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Park Entrance

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

Vintage Signs #2

Here's another vintage sign for dog owners, recently discovered in the Pötzleinsdorfer Schloßpark in the 18th district. It says "no dogs allowed."

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vintage Signs #1

I love vintage signs like this one in the Kagran School Gardens. It reminds dog owners to put a leash on their dog.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old Danube: Swans & Boats

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

Old Danube: Sailboats

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

Dining by The Water

Some days ago I cycled alongside the Old Danube and discovered this tavern with a nice terrace by the water. I hope to manage to have dinner here this very summer.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Sky is The Limit

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

"Green" House

I love this house in Gersthoferstraße in the 18th district not only because it's beautifully overgrown with ivy, but also because of the wooden veranda.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Old Pavilion

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

Idyllic Place

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

Flora & Vertumnus

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

Mozart And Tourists

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

Sunday Flowers #124

 
"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." - Terri Guillemets

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Looks Like in Greece

We started this week with the Asian garden at the Kagran School Gardens and we end it with a view of the Greek garden.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sunset Obsession #6

The sunset over the Danube Island last Sunday. From where I was standing I could see on the one side the sun setting and on the other side the full moon rising.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mediterranean Feeling

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

A Face on The Wall

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 Hats

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

Looks Like in Asia

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

Sunday Flowers #123

"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

Lovely Colours

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

Sweet Love

My most recent street art discovery: a cute mural in the 7th district.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cool Message

A fashion store in the city center has a strong message for potential customers...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Police Officers

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

Sunset Obsession #5

The modern Donau City at sunset, seen from the banks of the Old Danube.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Boat in The City

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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Flowers #122

"If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds." - Pam Stewart