Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday Flowers #10

"All the flowers of tomorrow, are in the seeds of today." - Indian Proverb

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Frozen Yogurt

Thanks to a friend of mine I have become a regular of "Kurt. Pure Frozen Yogurt", a recently opened store in the city center. You can choose between three flavours of yogurt and 20 toppings and create the perfect sweet delight for your taste bubs.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Free Hugs

When I recently was waiting for a friend in Stephansplatz, I watched these two young men offering free hugs and I was quite surprised how many people approached them. I guess they were tourists, my fellow countrymen would rather ignore the boys. For more information on the free hugs campaign please click here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Trees and a lantern casting shadows on a house on Mölkerbastei on a warm summer evening.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


At "Filmcasino" elegant 1950s design meets European, Asian and US independent cinema in original versions, with subtitles of course.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Graffiti Tourists

I discovered this graffito on a wall next to the Danube Canal. Vienna is a very popular place for city tourists - in 2010 the hotels registered 10,9 million overnight stays, but of course there are also a lot of people who just take a day trip to Vienna. I like to watch the tourists exploring my hometown, reading their city maps, taking photographs, showing enthusiasm for things that I barely notice and to make a guess from where they are based on their outifts and general behaviour.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vienna Airport

This is what I will see very early this morning on my departure from Vienna (Have I already mentioned that I´m going to Paris for a week?). You won´t really note my absence, I have prepared some photos for you.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Flowers #9

"In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." - Albert Schweitzer

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Of Love

The current decoration in the window of the Swarovski shop is inspired by the spirit of the hippies. All dresses are created by Indian designer Manish Arora. I´m pretty sure that Barbie likes this window ;-)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pink Suzy

The day before yesterday I indulged my sweet tooth in a café-restaurant in the city center with 
"Pink Suzy", a big and delicious raspberry macaroon - the perfect preparation for my imminent trip to Paris. I think Barbie would also love this dessert.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Dress For Barbie

Being the daughter of a tailoress, I spent a lot of time in fabric shops in my childhood and still feel attracted by colours, fabrics, buttons etc. The dress in this shop window in the city center would be perfect for Barbie. What do you tink?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Shop For Barbie

I´m pretty sure that Barbie would be attracted by the coulours of these bags and flowers at the entrance of this beautiful shop.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Barbie´s Chair

If Barbie would have lunch or a drink after work in this café in the city center, she would most probably choose to sit on the pink chair.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Barbie´s Scooter

Nearly every time I take a certain street in the city center, I see this pink scooter. It must belong to a girl (Barbie?) working at close quarters. If I will ever happen to see her? Click here for a photo of this scooter taken last year when it was in company of a black friend (Ken´s scooter?).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Through The Window

Before we leave the Leopold Museum, let´s throw a look through of one of its windows at the baroque main building of MuseumsQuartier. In the background you can see the Natural History Museum (the building with the cupola).

Friday, July 15, 2011

Taking A Break

Visiting a museum can be exhausting... Luckily, the Leopold Museum, located at MuseumsQuartier, provides armchairs for visitors who want to take a break.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Café Leopold - Outdoor Terrace

There are not only various cultural institutions at MuseumsQuartier, but also several cafés and restaurants. One of them is Café Leopold (located in the building of Leopold Museum) with its terrace that overlooks the main courtyard.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst) has temporarily suspended its exhibition activity due to renovation and redesign works. Nevertheless there is an information and art education programme. An Airstreamer serves as information desk. What a great idea!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MuseumsQuartier Seen From Above

The MuseumsQuartier seen through a window of the Leopold Museum. The baroque building on the right side houses several cultural institutions, shops and some restaurants, the modern dark building on the left side houes the MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst) which is currently closed for renovation.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Art Objects

Recently there have been some new inflatable sculptures in front of MuseumsQuartier on the occasion of its 10th anniversary, amongst others "Breast Wonder" by Dorothée Golz. Another art objet that is currently located in front of the cultural complex is the wooden "Flederhaus", which is meant to symbolize sustainable building and inspire reflection - you can relax there in hammocks.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday Flowers #7

"Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them" - Chinese Proverb

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Touring The City

For tourists who want to explore the city, but don´t want to walk all day long the Segway is a modern alternative. You can book three-hour guided tours, including a 30 minute safety orientation training here. The guide of this group and one of the participants admittedly were riding bicycles. Maybe they ran out of Segways?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Keep Off The Grass

In the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you have to keep off the grass. Usually the caretakers chase off everybody as soon as they set foot on the grass. Well, the exception proves the rule...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fête Imperiale

Tonight the Spanish Riding School turns into a splendid ballroom for the Fête Impériale, a summer ball for over 2.000 guests whose proceeds will help to ensure the continued breeding of the Lipizzaner and the future existence of the Spanish Riding school. The window decorations of the department store Steffl in the city center were inspired by this event.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Calm (Before The Storm)

Since school holidays have started last Friday, the summer weather has taken a break - the last few days the weather was very variable and the sky mostly clouded. So it was no wonder that the deckchairs at "Tel Aviv Beach" on Danube Canal were all empty when I passed there yesterday. The situation will change in an instant as soon as the sun will be back...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sense of Family

Here´s the newest project of art in public space: The Ringturm, opened in 1955, houses the headquarters of an insurance company and is currently wrapped with the artwork "Familiensinn" (Sense of Family) by Austrian painter and stage designer Xenia Hausner (*1951).

Monday, July 4, 2011


Facades on Fleischmarkt. As you can see in this photo, there are not only old buildings in the city center.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Flowers #6

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." - Hans Christian Andersen

Saturday, July 2, 2011


In some shops sale has already started several weeks ago, by now you can find special offers nearly everywhere.