Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Flower Sculptures

These huge flower sculptures by German sculptor and communications designer Jacques Tilly were a cheerful sight during my Sunday afternoon walk along the Danube Canal.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cloudy Day

During the past few weeks we were spoilt with sunny and for the season rather warm weather, but yesterday the temperature dropped and the sky was cloudy. The boats on the Old Danube waited in vain for clients...

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Old & New

Sometimes old and modern architecture fit together quite well... In this case I'm not sure. What do you think?

Friday, October 19, 2018

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

The main building of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences was erected in 1896 and is located in the 18th district. The "BOKU" as the Viennese call this univeristy (from its German name "Universität für Bodenkultur Wien") was founded in 1872 as an agricultural college. Today it is a modern, international University of Life Sciences where more than 10.000 students are enrolled.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sunset Obsesssion #47

During summer I saw so many beautiful sunsets while riding my bicycle. I really miss to be outside at this time of day, therefore I enjoyed seeing the sun set last Friday even more.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Colours of Autumn

I don't like autumn but I have to admit that the different colours of these leaves are a beautiful sight. What a pity that they soon will fall off...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Missing The Long Summer Evenings

On Fridays I try to stop working earlier than the other days. Last Friday I took advantage of the beautiful weather to take a walk along the Old Danube. I miss the long summer evenings, currently the sun sets already shortly after 6 p.m. and I had to end my walk in the dark.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Terrace by The Water

The current temperatures don't feel like autumn but more like Indian summer. It's strange to see the changing colours in nature and to put on only a light jacket. The terraces of the cafés and restaurants are still well attended. I like this terrace by the water (Old Danube) a lot - although I've dined there only once.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Flowers #272

"Sweet October, fill with praise,
Rich and glowing as thy days,
Every poet's heartfelt lays." - Caroline May

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Before the Storm #2

I also passed by the DC  Tower and the office building Tech Gate Vienna on my way home before the storm was coming.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Before the Storm #1

I took this photo some weeks ago before we had a storm coming.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

DC Tower And Trees

The DC Tower (Austria's tallest skyscraper) seen from the Old Danube. Some trees look already rather autumnal, others still "resist"...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Overgrown Mansion

I love this mansion in the 19th district because it's so beautifully covered with Virginia creeper. It looks goond when it's completely green but it even looks better in autumn when the leaves are coloured. This year I passed by the mansion a little too early... You can click here and here for more autumnal photos.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Unusual Hot October Day

Last Saturday was a sunny and with 23°C (73,4° F) unusual hot October day. I took a quick walk along the Old Danube where I saw this guy working on his suntan... (I'm sorry for the quality of the photo, I took it with my mobile phone).

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Flowers #271

"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between
the opposing miseries of summer and winter." - Carol Bishop Hipps

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ghost Bike

A ghost bike is a bicycle roadside memorial, placed where a cyclist has been killed or severely injured, usually by a motor vehicle. I discovered this ghost bike in the 19th district where a 65 year old man got killed by a truck in May 2018.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Taking Photos

I was not the only one who took photos of the view of the town last Sunday on Leopoldsberg.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Intruder

You may know this bench already from this photo. On Sunday I wanted to take a similar photo but then this cyclist stopped for some minutes...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Taking a Break

Last Sunday I climbed Kahlenberg and passed by these people who took a break on their way up or down and enjoyed a beautiful view of the town.

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Theme Day: Change

Autumn is in the air: The leaves are starting to change their colour...
Click here to view the photos of all participants in the theme day.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Flowers #270

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." - Edwin Way Teale

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Karl Marx is Watching

This air sculpture by Austrian artist Hannes Langeder is an inflatable imitation of the 40 ton bust of Karl Marx in Chemnitz, Germany, and an exhibit of the "Parallel Vienna", a hybrid between art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio which currently takes place in Vienna for the 6th time.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

So Much Art

Yesterday I was at the opening of the viennacontemporary art fair which unites art from the East and the West. More than 100 galleries and institutions from 23 countries gather under one roof and represent emerging and iconic artists. The art fair ends on Sunday, September 30. Unfortunately I didn't note who did the paintings in the photo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donau City at Dusk

The construction of the modern Donau City started in 1995. All these buildings have been erected on top of panels covering a highway.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dramatic Sky

During my walk along the Old Danube on Sunday at some point the sun appeared for about half an hour and afterwards the sky looked like this.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Beginning of Autumn

Yesterday was the first day of autumn and the weather mostly corresponded to the new season. Not really knowing how to spend the afternoon I ended up at the Old Danube once again...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Flowers #269

"We know that in Septemer, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage.
We will welcome summer's ghost." - Heny Rollins