Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Baby Elephant

Here's the baby elephant again... The sign at the door of a shop reminds the clients to wear masks and keep a distance of 1m. I don't quite get which kind of animal sits on the elephant's trunk... 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Distance Marks - the Austrian Way

The Austrian government did an advertising campaign on tv to "promote" the necessary distance of at least 1m to people in shops and public space. In this spot a girl describes the dimension of the distance as "as large as a baby elephant" so that really everybody gets it. No wonder that a hot dog stand decided to paint some elephants as distance marks on the pavement...

Monday, May 11, 2020


It was a long time since I have seen a rainbow, but yesterday evening this was the view from in front of my apartment door. In Vienna currently you can see a lot of rainbow paintings by children on windows, balconies, doors or the pavement as messages of hope to passersby.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Blue Hand

I discovered this eye-catching blue hand in the window of a bookshop in the city center.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Quiet Stroll

Without any tourists and with museums and restaurants that are closed, the small streets in the city center were still rather deserted last Sunday afternoon. I had the impression that this promenader/cyclist took advantage of the calm to attentively watch the old buildings.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Guitar Session

Unfortunately I don't play any instrument, but it must be really nice to meet a friend and play music while sitting in the grass on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Enjoying the sun

In Austria there are no exit restrictions any more since May 1st. It's now again possible to meet friends in public but the minimum distance of 1m to persons with whom one does not  live in the same household must still be observed. On Sunday afternoon a lot of people enjoyed the sunny weather along the Danube Canal. The people in this photo adhered to the rules of social distancing. Some days ago I met a friend for a walk and I have to admit that it felt strange for me to always keep a distance to him.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Life is Beautiful

Let's start the week in a positive way, although with the current pandemia, the accompanying restrictions and the "new normality" (as our Federal Chancellor loves to put it) it's sometimes hard to consider life as beautiful. But I hope you can find at least one little something every day that makes you forget the present situation. The Beach Club in this photo, located on the banks of the Danube Canal, has definitely seen already better days...

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday Flowers #299

“It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important… People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saturday, May 2, 2020

First Day of Shopping

Today was the first day after the shutdown that all shops were open again. In the city center I saw quite a lot of people doing some shopping and I heard of waiting lines at furniture and electrical stores...

Friday, May 1, 2020

May Theme Day: Shopping

For four of the last seven weeks all shops, except supermarkets and drugstores have been closed due to the pandemia. Nearly three weeks ago the smaller shops reopened but I haven't been to any of them, I preferred to do some online shopping. Amongst other things I bought several face masks as they are now part of the new rules for our life with the Corona virus. During one of my last walks I discovered these masks in a shop window. 
Click here to view the photos of all participants in the theme day.