Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Springtime in Setagaya Park #1

In springtime the Setagaya Park, a japanese garden in the 19th district, is a real feast for the eyes with its blooming Japanese cherries and Magnolias.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Taking Wedding Photos

While most people were busy celebrating Easter last Sunday, this newly wed couple had a photoshoot on the stairs of Schönbrunn Palace.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Huge Easter Egg

Yesterday afternoon I was at the Easter Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace where some sixty exhibitors from Austria and neighbouring countries are offering traditional and crafted gift ideas. I was not the only one who had the idea to go there on this sunny and warm Easter Sunday... At the entrance of the market there are several huge Easter Eggs, they are very popular backdrops for photos... Today is the last day of this market.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

These Easter bunnies have gathered to wish you a very happy Easter!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Golden Easter Bunny

The huge golden Easter Bunny at the "Golden Quarter" shopping district was spray-painted by Austrian urban artist Golif.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Eggs

Some of the beautifully hand-painted Easter eggs that are available at the Old Vienna Easter Market.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Old Vienna Easter Market

It's the time of the Easter Markets! The Old Vienna Easter Market in the city center is famous for its huge amount of painted Easter eggs piled up in the center of the market. You can get there also other Easter decorations and savour snacks from the Austrian provinces.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

No Sunbathers yet

I hope you aren't already tired of all the photos from my walks along the Old Danube! It's only 10 minutes by underground away from my apartment and for me the perfect place to calm down - if there aren't too many other people around. During the summer months this platform and the sunloungers will be crowded...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Another Walk by the Water

I'm currently on sick leave and have to walk a lot, so I went for another stroll along the Old Danube yesterday around noon. It was much quieter than on Sunday and I loved this atmosphere.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Enjoying the First Day of Spring

Spring started yesterday with a very sunny and warm day. Everybody was out and about to enjoy the beautiful weather. As may others I took a walk along the Old Danube where I discovered these young people sitting in the sun, having a chat and a drink, looking onto the water...

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sunday Flowers #181

"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment." - Ellis Peters

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Minorites Church

The foundation stone of Minorites Church was laid by King Ottokar II of Bohemia in 1276, the construction of the church was completed in 1350. It is one of the first Gothic churches in the east-Austrian area. Inside there is a life-sized mosaic of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Waiting for Spring...

Winter was rather mild, except for some chilly days, nonetheless I'm now impatiently waiting for spring. Currently only the window displays are springlike...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

6th Blogiversary!!

I can't believe how time flies! Today this blog turns 6!! I can remember the exciting moment when I published the first photo as if it were yesterday. I have to admit that I'm a little proud of keeping this blog alive for six years ;-) Sometimes it's hard to find the time to blog, but  the good thing is that it helped me to experience my hometown more attentively. I would like to thank everybody who has ever visited my blog and especially those who left a comment. I appreciate your support and I am looking forward to sharing more photos of Vienna with you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Upcycling Design

Upcycling means that by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products are transformed into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Did you ever think that the steps of an escalator could be used as a couch and a table?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Furniture Fair at Semperdepot

On Saturday I attended the H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T furniture fair at the Semperdepot - mostly to take pictures of the building that normally is closed to the public. The Semperdepot was constructed from 1874 to 1877 according to the plans of Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer and for a long time served as a depot for the stage sets of the Austrian Federal Theatres. In 1996 it was restored and can now be rented for events.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Art Austria

Yesterday was the last day of the Art Austria art fair, held at the Leopold Museum: 50 exhibitors presented art exclusively from Austria. For me this fair is a fixture, and yesterday the weather was perfect for a stroll inside...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday Flowers #180

"Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men." - Chinese Proverb

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Colourful Advertisement

The colourful, eye-catching advertisement of a shopping street in the 7th district.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Balcony #13

I would love to have an apartment with a balcony, during the beautiful season I would practically live only there... Currently I have to content myself with watching other people's balconies. During my last Sunday afternoon walk this balcony with the beautiful wrought-iron railing caught my eyes.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kaasgrabenkirche

The Roman Catholic parish and pilgrimage church Kaasgrabenkirche, located in the 19th district, was constructed from 1909 to 1910 in the neo-baroque style. The church is a very popular wedding location and is surrounded by mansions and grapevines. Please click here for a photo taken last year.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Gate in the Forest

Which kind of gate would you choose for a chain-link fence in the middle of the forest? One similar to this?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

View of the Town #13

On Sunday I took a walk in the northwestern outskirts. During my way through the gapevines I enjoyed this view of the town.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blue Door

Yesterday afternoon the beautiful blue door of the Embassy of Tunisia caught my eyes. I don't only love the colour but also the traditional decorations.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Sunday Flowers #179

“That is one good thing about this world... there are always sure to be more springs.” - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Waiting for Guests

During the past three months the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants had to be closed. Now the tables and chairs are ready again, but the weather didn't cooperate so far...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Beautiful View

If you stand in front of the Upper Belvedere you can enjoy this beautiful view. Unfortunately last Sunday the weather was rather dreary...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Crocuses

While the flower shops have been offering spring flowers since the beginning of the year, nature is in large part still in winter mode despite the unusual mild weather during the past months. BUT last Sunday I discovered some first spring flowers in the Botanical Garden. One meadow was covered with crocuses and a real feast for the eyes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Theme Day: Where I Belong

I have been to several cities and countries that I liked a lot, I even fell in love with one special French city, but I can't deny that deep in my heart I belong to Vienna. It's a really good place to live - according to Mercer’s recent 18th annual Quality of Living Survey Vienna is - for the seventh time in a row (!!) - the top spot for overall quality of living.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.