Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Riverboats


A lot of riverboats travel the Danube, with 2860 km Europe´s second longest river. Yesterday evening I passed by the landing place which is close to my apartment. I took a photo of only two boats, but there were a lot more.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sunset Obession #1

Recently I am obsessed with sunsets - they are always beautiful, yet always different...

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Pool of Hats

With the current heatwave in Vienna (yesterday we had 38,6°C/101,5° F), it would be great to cool down in a pool - preferably filled with water and not with summer hats as seen in the window of a millinery in the city center.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Flowers #83

"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower." - Rabindranath Tagore

Saturday, July 27, 2013

New University of Economics #1

With about 24.000 students from Austria and abroad, the Vienna University of Economics and Business is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. For years the old building has been to small for all these students, this autumn semester they will finally move into a new campus the 2nd district. The buildings located on the new campus have been designed by six architects of international repute. The one in the photo was designed by the Japanese Hitoshi Abe Studio.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Horses in The Park

Currently the famous white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School enjoy their summer break, instead the brood mares and their young foals of the Federal Stud Piber are in town and present their summer programme. The green nursery is located in Burggarten where the horses can be visited free of charge in the late afternoon. A nice attraction for tourists, children, but also locals.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Back to Normal

I was away for some days, but now I´m back to normal, and so I took a ride on my bicylce on the Danube Island as I always do on a sunny summer evening.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Courtyard of the Teutonic Order #3

Last November I showed you the first two photos (here and here) of the courtyard of the Deutschordenshaus - the seat of the Teutonic Order. Some days ago I sneaked again into this quiet place.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Modern Vienna #2

When I moved in my apartment 20 years ago, none of these buildings "on the other side" of the Danube existed...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Police Station

This building is located on the banks of the Danube and houses the river police. I discovered it last Friday during my bicycle tour through the 2nd district with Tourzentrale Wien.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Flowers #82

"'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!" - William Wordsworth

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rails to Nowhere

Thanks to Tourzentrale Wien which offered a bicycle tour through the 2nd district yesterday evening, I learned a lot about my neighbourhood although I have been living here for more than 20 years. Amongst other things I discovered these rails on the area of the former Nordbahnhof (North Railway Station). Sooner or later they will disappear as the whole area will by covered by apartment buildings.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Tourzentrale Wien

If you want to watch the current Tour de France in company, Tourzentrale Wien is the place for you. It´s located on Vorgartenmarkt in the 2nd district and is run by young and very committed people.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shop Till You Drop

It´s the time of the summer sales! I have already picked up some bargains. How about you?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Façade Detail #26

A detail of the neo-Gothic parsonage of St. Elisabeth in the fourth district.

Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Summer - Let's Sit Outside

The current summer weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants, as for instance the restaurant of the KUNST HAUS WIEN museum.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Virginia Creeper

I love façades  covered with Virginia creeper. Recently I discovered this one in the city center. Unfortuntaley I couldn´t get closer and had to take the photo through a fence.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Eiffel Tower in Vienna

As I don't only love my hometown Vienna, but also Paris I just had to take a picture of this Eiffel Tower that decorates one of the many attractions at the Prater amusement park ;-)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Giant Ferris Wheel

The Wiener Riesenrad is a 64,75m/212ft tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in the 2nd district. It was constructed in 1897 by the English engineer Lieutenant Walter Bassett Bassett to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I. In 1916 a demolition permit was issued, but (fortunately) the Ferris Wheel was saved from destruction by a lack of money. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gazebo

There are several differently themed areas at the Hirschstetten Flower Gardens. This gazebo is located amidst beautiful summer flowers.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Flora

Flora, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring welcomes the visitors of the Hirschstetten Flower Gardens,  the cultivation gardens of the Municipal Department which is in charge of the Viennese parks and gardens.

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Theme Day: Façade

There are a lot beautiful façades in Vienna. For today's theme day I've chosen this one in the 19th district.