They’ve got a really nice place for the park management at Stadtpark. It’s really beautiful! I wouldn’t mind working there… Well… I suppose it’s not an academic job, but then just look at that veranda and the garden. 😀
Beatrice has been roaming my neighbourhood 😀
some more info about the project can be found on the government website.
This is a festival that’s on every spring, and goes for a decent amount of time. This year it started the third week of match, and goes out April. I like blues, especially because there are some insanely fantastic musicians out there. This band, 4someblues had a really great harmonica player. The venue for most of the concerts is Reigen it in Hiezing, and I can recommend checking it out. 🙂
Wiedner Hauptstrasse is one of those places which can just amaze you if you’ve lived in Vienna long enough to think that you’ve got the full grasp of it without ever venturing down that street before. It took me 3.5 years here to finally come across it, and now every time walk down a part of it as I now live close, I find myself wondering when I’ll ‘figure it out.’ It seems to be a place that needs to be figured out. It’s full of shops, and several trams go along it, even important ones, and still I never came across it before… so strange! I think it’s just a case of having to get used to it being there.
I like the atmosphere on it. Even though it is unfamiliar to me.
This place has a very nice collection of flowers, all labelled. I liked walking through this place, what I liked the most was probably the really red tree that they had next to the flower bushes. It’s 3 Euro to go in. They also have many of these flowers in the botanical garden right next to the Alpine gardens, which has no entry fee.
I’ve been wanting to check this out , and a fellow blogger beat me to it 😀 What I like about it is their selection of meat. The cows are chosen and butchered by the chef himself, and so there is much more ‘control’ than what can be expected at an average burger bar. Anyway! Enjoy this blog post from Beatrice! 🙂
What is this?
We fount it at Caritas, and decided to buy it because it looked cool. But we have no idea what it is! My bet is on a ham-stand. The people at Carlaladen thought it might be a thing to put a hot plate on, or a bottle-holder. But what is it? why can the height of the little holder on the handle thingy be moved up and down?
I’m hoping for some answers!
I also liked the more ‘deep sea’ creatures – although I have a suspicion that this shrimp does not really belong to the deep sea. I could be wrong. It’s a zebra-mantis shrimp.. or something like that.
It was a bit steep to go in.. a normal adult ticket is 14,90 Euro, but with concession it was 11,30 (I think, I was lucky enough to get sponsored today by my dad). I’d recommend it though, but try to make it a day when school is ON (not on the holidays). There is also a really nice cafe at the top, with the best view of Vienna.
History from Wikipedia:
The construction of the Upper Belvedere began as early as 1717, as testified by two letters that Prince Eugene sent from Belgrade to his servant Benedetti in summer 1718, describing the progress of work on the palace. Construction was so far advanced by 2 October 1719 that the prince was able to receive the Turkish ambassador Ibrahim Pasha there
This is on today and tomorrow – I went there just to torment myself with all the amazingly cool plants that I want to buy but cannot afford. So.. for all those that think plants are boring, just wait for the next post I guess. (Although plants are so not boring!!)
This one caught my eye. It’s a ‘little prince.’ I would definitely have taken one home with me. And this was just at the start of the market… yeah. Maybe not so bad that I’m broke.
Loads of water plants on sale, among other things. Good for people with garden ponds I guess. Not so practical for me in a 57 Sqm. flat.
Loads of little succulents and other sand-dirt flowers.
Surrounded by pink! I looked at the name, I vaguely remember it started with a G and that’s all…. but pretty display!
Various food plants were on offer. There was a whole market section where you could pick and mix kitchen plants, quite affordably. I would of course have gone crazy in the herb department there… so yeah. already after that I would have been struggling to carry things.
One of these venus fly traps should have been MIIIINEEEEE!!! If I could just walk away with ONE plant, it would have been one of these cuties. Aaaaargh! Oh well, it’s never too late. (must finish degree and get good job…. must finish degree and get good job… why am I online right now???)
All the pressure of not spending money was too much for me in the end. I ended up with two of these little super cute succulents. They only cost 1,50 each…
I also have a thing for ferns. I would definitely have got this one.
A large collection of bonsai trees.
One of the many succulent stands at the main entrance of the gardens. This is where I got mine. And learned that they actually do need to be watered now and then… well! Whaddyaknow!
To finish off, I give you the dildo-cactus. I cracked up bigtime at this, and YES, I would have walked home with it!! So to sum up my potential spending, I would have ended up spending about 80 Euro if I could have just got all I wanted to. My boyfriend would have killed me, as he already thinks we have enough plants. Also not sure if he would have got as big a kick out of the dildo-cactus (it’s actually a rainbow cactus, as you can see from the different rings of colour on it, so pretty…). A good day though. If you’re looking to get some more plants, it’s also on tomorrow most of the day. 🙂 At the botanical gardens next to Belvedere.
I love this place. I have to go back there someday soon! It is actually a massive butchery – you can read the history (in German though) here.
My brief translation:
In 1797 they started digging some canals around the old beef market, and so it had to move from Stubentor to St. Marx. Between 1846 and 1851 they built the first slaugherhouse on the site (Arena). The central cattle market which supported the sale of large horned cattle as well as smaller, already slaughtered animals was built between 1879 and 1884. The entrance to this market in Viehmarktgasse was decorated by the artist Anton Smidgruber (1837-1909), and is an artwork in sand stone showing two bulls. Further in 1910 a slaughterhouse for pigs was built, and in 1916/17 the ‘Auslandsschlachthof’ (which translate roughly into a butchery for importet animals). This Auslandsschlachthof was expanded between 1920 and 1922.
The slaughterhouses were all closed in 1970 due to modernisation and the establishment of the meat market in St. Marx. And, it is at the site of the Auslandsschlacthhof that the current Arena was established, to make use of the buildings that were just standing there.
I was just passing it on my way back from OBI – had to get some home improvement stuff.
I’ve had kind of a crap day… very happy to arrive back home!!
It’s been a gorgeous day, and the grounds around Arsenal are really in bloom and beautiful these days. The Arsenal is a former military complex of buildings in the south-east of Vienna in the third district. It is the most distinguished building group of the romantic historism in Vienna and has been constructed in Italian-medieval respectively Byzantine-Islamic style. Essentially the complex is still preserved in its original form, merely a few workshop buildings within the courtyard were replaced.The complex was built on the occasion of the March Revolution 1848 between 1848–1856.
It now contains a bunch of clubs and flats, and also the army museum.
So, the time of Easter Markets has started. Last year I posted about the egg market at Freyung, and that is there this year as well. I’ll be popping in there next week sometime, when my dad comes to visit. 🙂
The market am Hof is nice, it’s small and has a section with tables in the middle where you can rest and eat some delicious local specialties. Local brews, wines, hams, cakes… the lot!
Interesting post from fellow Viennese blogger! 🙂
This is my favorite church in Vienna. It’s located in the 23rd district, on the outskirts of the city. It was built based on the design of the preeminent Austrian sculptor Fritz Wotruba in the mid-1970s after a more than decade-long controversy.
Vienna is dominated by really old and pretty buildings, which is fine. I am a historian, I like old. But I also think that each era and architectural period should be allowed to leave its mark on the city to make it real and less museum-like.
today was the day of the 4th annual RadparRADe around the Ring in Vienna, held at the weekend of the Bike festival in front of Rathaus. This was however my first time participating. I took a fair few photos of fun cycles, so today is a bit of a picture special… 😉
My bike, pimped out with a MU flag, and the free flowers we got to put on our handlebars.
Someone advertising for Critical Mass
It was really the best of mornings. I made it to work about 95% carbon neutral (taking into the account the production of the clothes I was wearing and the bicycle/walking sticks). And Mother Nature sure rewarded me in return! I walked up from Grinzing after riding my bike there, and on my way up I could hear pheasants all over the place. For some reason I haven’t heard them all winter, and not until now either although I have been walking up to work for over a month already. The internet told me they are not migratory birds… I also saw a little bunny hop away from me (I would too, if I were a wise bunny, after all I’m a dangerous predator). And this deer was one of three that anxiously watched me walk past the wine field in my neon green top, probably looking extremely dangerous to them too.
In other news: the bushes are out in front of the Buschenschänke!!! 😀