I really like these old-school type machines 🙂
This one is one that gives you information about the national library and Heldenplatz, I assume. I didn’t put money on it to check though. The statue is of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Some confusion reigned there for a little while, but that should be cleared up now! 🙂 (probably because I didn’t use the infobox… then I would have known immediately which dude that was standing there).
You may be wondering why I’m putting up a picture of a seemingly messy and uninteresting backyard. BUT my friends, this is where Sand in the City is put up every year, and now they seem to be well underway with the preparations! You can see some flags, and sand is coming in by the truckload. Basically, it’s this whole backyard behind the Intercontinental near Stadtpark that’s being filled with sand, and little beach huts where you can get burgers and drinks and can chill out on hammocks and other beach furniture, on sand. Like the beach but minus the sea. It’s actually really nice, when you’re in a landlocked country and really miss the sea! 🙂
A lot of people use the garden here to jog and do other types of workout, but mostly, the space is preserved for tourists during the summer. At night the garden is closed. This was a very nice day, so a few tourists could be seen taking pictures, but still mostly locals hanging out and enjoying the little peace that there is before the main tourist season starts. 🙂