Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Advance Warning

If you want to know what to expect in the very near future, sometimes you just have to watch the ground: in this case there are stairs ahead in 15m. I have never seen a similar warning before...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Luxury Design And Furniture Fair

Yesterday I was at the luxury design and furniture fair H.O.M.E.D.E.P.O.T. at the Semperdepot. The building was constructed from 1874 to 1877 according to the plans of Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer and originally served as a depot for the stage sets of the Austrian Federal Theatres. Today one part of the building houses studios of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the other part can be rented for events.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Flowers #221

"I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, 
the sun was almost bright." - Millard Kaufman, Bowl of Cherries

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Donauturm

The 252m high Donauturm was opened in April 1964 on the occasion of the Vienna International Garden Show. Two high-speed elevators transport passengers to the observation deck and a rotating restaurant which offer a splendid view of the town and it environs.

Friday, March 17, 2017

7th Blogiversary

Today this blog turns 7!! I can't believe it! I created the blog seven years ago very late in the evening (or rather early in the morning) without really knowing what I was doing,and I had no idea how I should publish 365 photos a year thinking that there weren't so many interesting things to photograph. Throughout the years I didn't manage to publish a photo every day because I was on vacation, too busy, too tired... or I published photos one or two days late, but I'm still proud that I didn't give up blogging. It is fun, but also rather time-consuming. Anyway, looking for photo subjects I experienced my hometown more attentively and discovered things never seen before. Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting on the photos! I appreciate your support and I am looking forward to sharing more photos of Vienna with you. And now let's cut the cake and celebrate!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Modern Living

The 110m high "Mischek Tower" is an apartment building in the Donaucity area. It was erected from 1998 to 2000 and was the highest residential building in Austria until 2002, it is still the highest prefab house of the world. Definitely not the kind of building I want to live in...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sunset Obsession #37

The Light House on the Danube Island at sunset last Sunday.
By the way, the international consulting firm Mercer ranks Vienna highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row! The annual survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education and infrastructural conditions such as public transportation, power and water supply. It also takes into consideration recreational offers, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods (from food to cars), as well as environmental conditions.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Training Day

I did so many walks along the Old Danube when it was frozen over in January and February that it seemed "strange" to me to see it in its "normal" condition on Sunday... Some people have already digged out their rowing boats. These group did some training in their dragon boat.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sitting, Watching...

Did you notice that I haven't been at the Old Danube for some weeks? Well, yesterday I relapsed... And I admired this girl sitting on the edge of one of the platforms... I always have an unpleasant feeling when I'm too close to the edge...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Flowers #220

"That is one good thing about this world... there are always sure to be more springs." - L.M. Montgomery

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Girl With Flower in her Hair

Street art by an unknown artist on a shutter in the 4th district.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Restart Your Heart

There's not much to say about this photo... We all have to restart our heart one day, I guess... 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

First Spring Flowers

Nature is awakening... On Sunday I discovered some first shy spring flowers (crocuses and snowdrops) in the Botanical Garden.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Beautiful Sphinx

I'll never get tired of photographing the sphinxes in the garden between the Upper and the Lower Belvedere.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Flowers #219

"Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity." - John Ruskin

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Interesting Style

I love art fairs not only for the art, but also because it's a perfect place for people watching. This couple had a really eye-catching style of clothing and got some funny looks... You can't see it in this photo: the girl's eyebrows were turquoise...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Art Vienna #2

Here's another work that caught my eyes at the art fair "Art Vienna": it combines an old papercollage with modern spraypaint and was realised on a vintage wood drawer by 3stepscrew, a German street art collective.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Art Vienna #1

Recently the first "Art Vienna" took place at the Leopold Museum. The art fair focused on Austrian and international contemporary art and classical modernism. This photos shows two eye-catching works by Spanish artist Samuel Salcedo.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Theme Day: Black and White in Color

I love bright colours, black and white subjects don't really catch my eyes, but this heart on the banks of the Danube Canal did (because underneath there was written in red "for my beloved")...
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.