Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Have a Seat

Bright coloured seating-accomodations in front of an interior designer shop in the city center. What a pity that I have neither a balcony nor a terrace.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sometimes Life is Sweet

What to do if you walk by your favourite frozen yogurt store and for once there is no line? You just have to enter and indulge yourself in a frozen dessert. Right?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Flowers #42

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy." - Lope de Vega

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baroque Building

This beautiful baroque apartment building in the 7th district is one of many heritage-protected edifices in Vienna.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Art on The Staircase

The external staircase of the Albertina museum has been covered with the artwork "Hungarian Fields" (1919) by Hungarian painter and photographer László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). An interesting way to attract the attention of the passers-by. For the last year the staircase has been covered with some of Claude Monet´s waterlilies (Click here for a photo).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Antiquarian Shop - Books - Articles of Virtu

This shop in the city center sells second hand books, "new" books and articles of virtu - it´s a real treasure chest. I also love the three open windows and the flowers on the first floor.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

An Evening on The Terrace

Yesterday I was invited by a friend of mine for a dinner on her terrace. It was a very nice evening even though we had to move the huge table under the roofing because it started to rain.There could be more evenings like this...

Monday, July 23, 2012


This strange thing on Graben is another example of art in public space: The installation "Humiliation" by the team of artists Clegg & Guttmann highlights public punishment - right into the eighteenth century, torture and executions were enacted in the public realm, open to everyone to see. On Graben a gibbet was to be found until the late seventeenth century. The installation combines the gibbet, the Spanish Coat and the Flute of Shame.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Guild Sign

In the Middle Ages guild members used to mark their places of business with guild signs. Some of them still exist today, as this one which indicates a locksmith.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Pink Bow

When I saw this mannequin with the pink bow on the head and the heart shaped "lipstick" I just had to pull out my camera...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bright Colours

Here we have once again bright coloured tables and chairs - they catch my eyes every time I pass by (which I do rather often as this café is close to my office).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Painting in The Park

Some people (me) walk hastily through the Volksgarten, some others (this girl) take the time to paint...

Monday, July 16, 2012


Since five years the Ringturm gets wrapped with an artwork during summertime. This year the work "Society" by Hungarian artist László Féher (*1953) turns the office building into an "art tower". Click here for a photo of last year´s artwork.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Flowers #40

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Dancing Girl

One of many exhibits at the Augarten Porcelain Museum: "Dancing Girl" designed by Ida Schwetz-Lehmann in 1925.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Summer Hats

Some days ago I read in the paper that an increasing number of people wears hats. Well, I can´t confirm this and I will surely never wear a hat myself (the hairdo, you know), but here´s a selection of summer hats.
The family run millinery "Mühlbauer" was founded in 1903 and became a brand name for hand finished headwear of the highest quality in the late 1920s. Currently it´s run by the fourth generation. You can buy Mühlbauer hats not only in Vienna but also in Paris (Le Bon Marché), Milan (10 Corso Como), Berlin (KdW) London (Harrods) or Los Angeles (Fred Segal). Of course there´s also an online shop.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Sale has already started some weeks ago, but one can still find a lot of special offers. In this window the bright colours and the white "accessories" caught my eyes.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Even the Horses are hot

With the current temperatures of more than 30°C (86°F), even the horses of the "fiakers" (horse-drawn carriages) are hot and need a shower to cool down. You have to watch carefully to see that one of the coachmen is hosing the animals.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012


A riverboat at the landing place next to the Reichsbrücke. The tower in the background is the Donauturm, one of Vienna´s landmarks.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Patrol Boat & Donau City

When I recently returned home from Donauinsel, I discovered this boat anchored on the banks of the Danube. It seems to be the "Niederösterreich", a patrol boat, used as gunboat by the Austrian Armed Forces from 1970 until 2006. In the background you can see the Donau City area with the DC Tower still under construction. Click here if you want to see how this building looked like in June 2011.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Siesta in The City

Yesterday in the early afternoon the tourists had a special subject for their photos: a girl taking a nap/a quick sun-bath on the edge of the Leopold Fountain on Graben. Some male tourists even posed next to the girl, she didn´t notice anything.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New in Town

In this new ice cream store in the city center you can get some peculiar tastes such as beetroot, jasmine, ginger, caramel & salt or rose water. The ice cream is not produced with an usual ice cream machine but by using dry ice.  I don´t know if I´m curageous enough to ever try one of these flavours, but I definitely would like to lounge around in one of these deck chairs.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Under The Sea

Fashion, fishes and crabs - they go well together in the window of the department store Steffl.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunset on my Way Home

My usual view on returning home after my bicycle tour on Donauinsel. In the background you can see the hills of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the skyscraper on the right is the Millennium Tower.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Theme Day: Chimneys

This is not my best theme day photo, but I didn´t manage to get a closer look at chimneys... This is what I see when I´m sitting on my parents´  terrace.