Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Flowers #80

“There are no flowers in the Moon; that’s why the Moon is a boring place!” - Mehmet Murat Ildan

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Another View

Here´s another view of the modern Donau City in the 22nd district. There´s also the Reichsbrücke, one of Vienna´s busiest bridges, and a patrol boat, formerly used by the Austrian Armed Forces.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

An Evening at the MuseumsQuartier

Last Sunday evening at the MuseumsQuartier: People hanging out, meeting friends, chatting, enjoying the last sunrays of a one week heatwave...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Courtyard in Bäckerstraße

The balconies of this Renaissance building in the city center are decorated with beautiful wrought iron works from the collection of the painter Friedrich von Amerling.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pink Sushi

When the motto of a party is "la vie en pink", you don´t have to be surprised to find pink sushi at the buffet ;-)

Monday, June 24, 2013

La vie en pink

Last Thursday I attended the summer party of a company for fine art and exhibition logistics at a restaurant in the 19th district. The motto of the evening was "la vie en pink": all decorations were pink and a lot of people were even dressed in this colour.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Flowers #79


"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed." - Walt Whitman

Friday, June 21, 2013

Inside Out

I love it when the art exhibited at a gallery isn´t only visible behind closed doors, but also takes over the outside.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Balloon Heads

The department store "Steffl" in the city center recently started the series "Art meets Fashion" and presented these balloon heads, created by the young creative duo "Luftfabrik", in its windows.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunset - Last Saturday

I took this photo last Saturday, on my way home after my usual summer bicycle tour on the Danube Island. In the background you can see the hills of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) the building on the right is the Millennium Tower.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Millennium Tower #2

Here´s another modern building on the banks of the Danube (but in another district) - the Millennium Towercompleted in 1999 for the coming of the third millennium. For more photos of this skycraper please click here and here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Modern Vienna #1

The first building of this modern area (Donau City) - in this photo seen from the Danube Island - was constructed in 1995 and there´s still no end of construction in sight.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Scary Creature

Yesterday evening, on my way home from the gym, I discovered this scary creature in a courtyard.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Reflections #23

Reflections on the façade of a building in the city center.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Balcony #10

The past few days the weather was just like it should be in June - warm and sunny. Perfect for anybody who owns a balcony.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Put a Ship on Your Head

The windows and glass cubes of the Swarovski store in the city center are currently featuring the installation “All that glitters is gold" by the famous British milliner Philip Treacy. One of his creations is this "ship hat".

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Flowers #77

"You´re only here for a short visit. Don´t hurry, don´t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." - Walter Hagen

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Looks Like New York

Well, I´ve never been to New York, but I´ve seen a lot of photos of the skyscrapers in this city and these office buildings in the 3rd district look rather similar to me.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Hundertwasser Pillar

Yesterday evening I went to see the Linda McCartney exhibition at KUNST HAUS WIEN. The museum is located in the former Thonet furniture factory in the 3rd district, remodelled by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. A characteristic element of his archictecture are colourful pillars and the uneven floor. If you happen to be in Vienna until Ocotober 6, go see the exhibition - I can highly recommend it.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Reflections #22

A tree reflected on the façade of an office building in the 3rd district.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rain in The City

As I told you already yesterdy, there's no summer in sight so far. It's still rainy and cold and the outdoor areas of the cafés are deserted, like here on Graben. For information about the Plague Column in the background please click here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer

For the meteoroligsts summer started on June 1. Unfortunately they forgot to tell the weather to behave accordingly - it´s rainy and rather cool. The only sign of the new season is this figure in Stadtpark which represents summer. For spring please click here.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Theme Day: Beauty of Decay

This small statue is located amidst a bed of roses in the Hirschstetten Flower Gardens, the cultivation gardens of the Municipal Department which is in charge of the Viennese parks and gardens.