These old gas bells (the big brick thing) have now been transformed into a fairly huge apartment complex called Gasometer. It’s housing a fair amount of modern apartments, and a shopping mall, and an entertainment complex. I go there sometimes for the gym. And for large concerts… it’s got one of the biggest concert venues in Vienna.
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So. I guess prostitution is de-criminalised here. But still no one really wants to advertise hard out that they’re running brothels… this one is quite obvious, seeing as they’ve got ‘new girls.’ And the red light. It’s kinda like Amsterdam.. but the flourescent lightbulb version ofit. So, if you’re visiting and you feel like having a drink one very late night, steer clear of the bars that have red lights in their windows. Or above the door. Simply because drinks will be horribly expensive in a brothel bar. If girls are what you’re after though, they’d be clear beacons to light your way. In a very warehouse kind of way.
Trying to find your way out of Apollo cinema is complicated enough, but when you can manage to find your way to the toilet and back to the foyer, or indeed just back to the foyer, you’ve really advanced to pro level. This cinema is designed to make you walk a lot, and to never end up where you started. Mostly it’s a German cinema, so not many original versions. But if you want to try out German dubbing this is not a bad theatre. comfortable seats, great sound system (some theatres have shakers too) and big screen with HD. And it kinda looks cool too.
Yet another representation of doohicheys from the older days that I find really charming. These ones don’t make any sound, so not ideal for blind people…
Just on my way to the 17th May celebrations. Yayy!
Walking through the dog zone, I found this notice board in the middle of the forest. Faar away from traffic and other logical things… like roads…
Was sitting watching this from my cushy armchair at Vapiano, discussing what it could be…. we saw several altar-boy looking kids and nuns, so I guess it was some sort of church procession.. cute little snapshot of life in Vienna today.