Thursday, November 30, 2017

Liechtenstein Garden Palace #4

The Liechtenstein Garden Palace houses the collection of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein which contains masterpieces of art from the early Renaissance to the High Baroque era. The palace can be rented for events and visited in a guided tour on certain days. For more photo of the palace please click here, here and here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Strudlhofstiege

The outdoor staircase "Strudhofstiege" was opened in November 1910. It is  is an important Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) work and is named after the sculptor and painter Peter Strudel who owned property on the street above the staircase. The Austrian author Heimito von Doderer wrote a famous novel named after the staircase: "Die Strudlhofstiege oder Melzer und die Tiefe der Jahre" (The Strudlhof Steps or Melzer and the Depth of the Years).

Monday, November 27, 2017

Defaced

Some years ago a friend of mine who lives in Southern Italy and to whom I regularly send photos from Vienna asked me why the buildings and monuments here were so clean, why there weren't any scribblings or graffiti. The answer is easy: because I usually don't photograph them. This photo of a subway station proves that not all our buildings are clean...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday Flowers #254

"November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear." - Sir Walter Scott

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Stellated Dodecahedron

The small stellated dodecahedron is a Kepler-Poinsot polyhedron. It is one of for nonconvex regular polyhedra and composed of 12 pentagrammic faces, with five pentagrams meeting at each vertex. The sculpture of the small stellated dodecahedron in front of the building that houses the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna was designed by Austrian mathematician Herwig Hauser.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Abandoned

Someone abandoned his broken umbrella at the front door of an apartment building... 

Monday, November 20, 2017

After the Rain

Yesterday it was raining until the afternoon. As soon as the rain stopped I left my apartment and went for a short walk along the Old Danube.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Flowers #253

"Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him." - Hal Borland

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Emperor's Pavillion

This pavillion, the Emperor's Pavillion, is located in the Vienna Zoo - which is by the way the oldest zoo in the Western world (it was founded in 1752). The zoo was constructed next to Schönnbrun Palace, and in 1759 Francis I ordered the construction of this breakfast pavillion in the center of the zoo. Today it houses a restaurant.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Instagramers at work

The instagramers Austria community organises a lot of instawalks in many different and interesting places. It is fun to watch the instagramers run around with their cameras and mobile phones looking for good subjects for their photos. By the way, have you already checked out my instgram account?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

University of Music and Performing Arts - Library #2

Since 1996 the Unversity of Music and Performing Arts is located in the buildings of the former University of Veterinary Medicine that moved to the 21th district. The former dissecting room was transformed into a reading room.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

University of Music and Performing Arts - Library #1

Some weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the library of the University of Music and Performing Arts. It was opened in 2016 in its current location on the campus of the University.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Biking & Reading

Reading a book in the autumn sun during a break from riding the bicycle - I think that's a good way to spend time...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Another Walk...

Being a creature of habit, I did another walk along the Old Danube last Saturday... 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

People Enjoying the View

From the Gloriette in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace you can enjoy a beautiful view of the town. This time I didn't photograph the view, but the people looking towards the town.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gloriette & Reflection

The Gloriette was beautifully reflected in the pond on top of the small hill of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace last Sunday.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Schönbrunn Palace in The Late Afternoon

Yesterday I took one of my regular walks in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. As I love to sleep in on Sundays and then start the day very relaxed, the time frame for my afternoon walks has gotten narrow since we are back to standard time.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday Flowers #251

"Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, 
too often man forgets the flowers at his feet." - Jeremy Bentham

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Autumnal Mansion

This mansion in the 19th district is completely covered with Virginia creeper. That's how it looked like some days ago. Click here for a photo I took last year.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Togetherness #2

A young couple sitting on a bench on the banks of the Danube Canal... For more photo of couples on benches please click here and here.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Afternoon Walk

Yesterday we had another holiday (All Saints' Day), so I took an extensive afternoon walk. I started in the city center and then walked along the Danube Canal towards north.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Theme Day: Rock And Roll

This sticker on the rear window of a car is the best I could find for today's theme day "Rock and Roll"...
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.