Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

All these wooden bunnies are wishing you a very happy Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Car

Get out of the way! The Easter bunny is in a rush, he wants to deliver the Easter baskets in time...

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Eggs

Some of the 40.000 beautifully hand painted Easter eggs piled up at the Old Vienna Easter Market in the city center.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Old Vienna Easter Market

The Old Vienna Easter Market at the Freyung is famous for its huge amount (ca. 40.000) of painted Easter eggs piled up in the center of the market. You can get there also other Easter decorations and snacks from the Austrian provinces.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Sweets

Let´s stop talking about the still bad (according to a colleague of mine "non-sexy") weather and better focus on getting in the Easter mood with a photo of some Easter sweets. Aren´t the chocolate chickens cute? Could you eat them?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Too snowy to sit outside

Last week I told you that it was too cold to sit outside. Well, things didn´t get better: now it´s not only too cold but also too snowy to enjoy the outdoor areas of the cafés and restaurants. Admittedly it´s not as much snow as we had in January and February, but for March it´s definitely too much. As I´m writing these lines (00:07 a.m.) it´s still snowing and I can regularly hear the sound of the snowplow.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Does This Look Like Spring?

I took this photo yesterday afternoon in the Volksgarten. Look at those icicles! Spring, where are you?... By the way, this fountain was created by the German-Austrian sculptor Anton Dominik Ritter von Fernkorn in 1866.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Flowers #68

"Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men."  - Chinese Proverb
(I would love to recognize spring, but with temperatures around 0°C it´s hard to do so...)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Red Door

Last wednesday evening the Jewish Museum Vienna hosted a special event and welcomed the guests with a red carpet and an illuminated doorway.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Bunnies

Easter Bunnies in the window of the confectionary Gerstner in the city center.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flower Shop

Spring starts today. So much for the theory. The reality is that it´s still rather cold and feels a lot like winter. At least the flowers in front of this flower shop in the 7th district look like spring.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Walk in Schönbrunn

Last Sunday afternoon in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace: blue sky, wind, chilly temperature and bald trees. I´m waiting for spring!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Too Cold to Sit Outside

The deserted outdoor area of the café at the Gloriette yesterday afternoon - it was sunny, but rather chilly.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

This blog is 3 years today! I started it just for fun without knowing how long I would be able to take interesting photos of my native city. Keeping my eyes open for details has helped me to see Vienna in a new way and I´m very much looking forward to sharing my photographs with you for another year. Many thanks to everyone who has ever visited my blog and especially to those who left a comment, I appreciate your support very much.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Some First Easter Sweets

The Easter bunnies found their way into the supermarkets and the shop windows. Furthermore various Easter markets are open from this weekend until 1 April.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Winter is Back

Spring tries the Viennese's patience...It´s snowing again... In spring and summer you can drink hot and cold tea behind the fence on the right side - it´s the outdoor area of a teahouse in the city center.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Fashion

Last week we had a small foretaste of spring, but now it has gotten cold again and the forecasts even talk about snow within the next few days. But soon (I hope!) we will be able to wear the new spring fashion. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Garfield Cake

Are you looking for a fancy cake for a children's birthday party? This Garfield cake might be the perfect choice.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Green Door

This green door gives access to an impressive apartment building in the 3rd district.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Let´s Sit Outside Again

In Vienna the cafés and restaurants are legally obligated to close their outdoor areas every year from December to February. But now we have March and when the weather is nice enough the sidewalks are again populated with people enjoying their drink or meal outside.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Breaking The Rules: Excursion to Linz #3

The Trinity Column on the main square of Linz is 20 metres high and made of white marble. It is a typical symbol of the baroque period and was erected in gratitude by those who had survived a variety of disasters. The column should also protect the citizens from war, fire and plague.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Breaking The Rules: Excursion to Linz #1

Some weeks ago I made an excursion to Linz, the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. In this photo you can see a small street in the city center and the spire of the New Cathedral. With 20.000 seats, the cathedral is the largest, but not the highest, church in Austria. The originally-planned, higher spire was not approved, because in Austria-Hungary at the time, no building was allowed to be taller than the South Tower of the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. At 135 m, the New Cathedral is two meters shorter than the Viennese cathedral.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Façade Detail #20

The Wienzeile n° 38 building was designed by famous Austrian architect Otto Wagner, the beautiful golden ornaments  were done by Koloman Moser.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Snow Caps

The snow is already gone, but I still want to show you this photo because I think that these snow caps look very cute.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Gloriette

A last picture of my recent walk in the snowy gardens of Schönbrunn Palace: The Gloriette was originally built as a view point and "temple of glory". Later on it was equipped with glass windows and became a location for dinner and festivities, today it houses a café.

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Theme Day: Café Chairs

Okay, I have to admit that the chairs in this photo don´t belong to a café but to a French bistro at Palais Ferstel, but you can find these kind of chairs (and tables) in a lot of Viennese cafés.
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