At the Schwarze Rabe in the 17th District, not far away from the Ottakring station, they have really awesome toilet boards where you can write what you have to say on a piece of paper and put it up on the board. I think this prevents people from writing what they have to say everywhere else all over the loo. Nice design! 😀
I had a little accident in my fridge, and managed to break one of the glass shelves there. After two days of searching the web for a place that would just do SIMPLE fixes, I finally found this place, Rigo Glas, that does all kinds of repairs as well as the fancy stuff. Very happy. They were extremely affordable, I ended up paying 12 Euro for a new plate, and they managed to have it finished in just two days. I was amazed. And impressed! The finished result is pretty good. So, if you’re in the market for repairing some glass component of some sort, I can strongly recommend these guys. Now there’s a piece of very ordinary life for ya…..
Walked past here on Saturday – boy this thing looks flash! And ready to open, to be honest… But it’s not scheduled to open until the end of the year. Already this autumn the shopping mall will open, which means I don’t have to go that far to go to a supermarket that’s open on Sundays. Sweet! Can’t wait. 🙂
Ok, this is a snow machine that’s preparing a slope for the kids in Prater. We were out walking today before the snow started falling, and then the city of Vienna were the ones in charge of the snow. The temperature has dropped over the weekend, so I guess they grabbed the opportunity to prepare the slope. 🙂
I’ve had help from Wikipedia to write this following info: Manner is a line of confectionery from the Austrian conglomerate, Josef Manner & Comp AG. The corporationwhich was founded in 1890 produces a wide assortment of confectionery products. These include wafers, long-life confectionery, chocolate-based confectionery, sweets, cocoa and a variety of seasonal products. SCHOKOBANANEEE…. aaargh (damn my new year’s resolution!!).
The company logo is a picture of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, which makes them very much the property of Viennese (who love them, mostly). This dates back to the 1890s, when Josef Manner opened his first shop right next to the Cathedral. I’ll bet that it’s in fact this very shop in the photo, although I wouldn’t bet ALL my money on it. There is an agreement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the Manner Company whereby the latter is allowed the use of the logo in return for paying the wages of one stonemason doing repair work on the Cathedral. So, if you eat sweets, you’re protecting the cathedral…. well, there’s a good cause I’d be happy to support! 😀