I could take this as proof that I live in a house of retards. And at the same time a little voice is telling me that I should just join them… if I have to pay for their rubbish, it might just be better to join the stupidity, so that I’m not paying for nothing, right? Tricky situation.
Home again! And woke up to the noise of this fella. I actually think it’s a really cool recycling truck, with the world going round. ^_^
a bit more impressive than the Viennese padlock bridge. But I still like the one in Vienna! 😛 I had the pleasure of having my love with me the first few days here, and we checked the place out a bit. The centre of the city is really quite nice. I like the size of it, which suits me very well, and I also like the architecture and the feel of the city. Yay! I’ve still got five days here!! 🙂
This train station is quite small, and gives you a certain early 80s feel… I am not sure that it’s going to be the centre for southbound trains much longer when Hauptbahnhof opens. Well, this is where I’m at. You may have noticed that it’s been harder for me to blog every day lately, and that is because I am going on a conference in Ljubljana that start tomorrow, and I am the head of the organising team for this conference. It’s a lot of work! But after I get home on Friday I should have more free time, and it will be just wonderful, I can do my own things again, and work on my PhD. So, I won’t have much free time in Ljubljana, but I will post a picture whenever I can – Everyday life in Vienna on tour!!
The games for the world cup are being shown all over town. I don’t think there is a single pub which doesn’t have a tv going. If you’re after a bigger venue though, Flex at Schottenring is a good alternative. You can watch the sun go down on the canal, and then shortly afterwards at 9pm a game will start.
Lately you might have noticed that I’m sharing other blogposts every now and then, and now this picture – I figured that if I really like it and it’s about Vienna then why not? Vienna is much too large for one person to cover all alone. I’m not likely to make it out to Hütteldorf in the near future, and still this thing is there for all the people who walk there to see. So, it fits. And thanks to Jan Clemens now you all get to see this little part of Vienna.
I love this little place. It’s tucked away neatly under the hill between Kahlenberg and Leopoldsberg, and it’s just as cozy as you could get it.
There is a great view over the Danube. and the 21st and 22nd district of Vienna.
They also have people coming round with snacks that are just unbelievable. I would have eaten all of this (possibly in one go) if I weren’t on my one year without chocolate quest.
After spending most of the evening up there, we went down to Kahlenbergerdorf to catch the bus back. As we had to wait a good while, we decided to check out the river, and the sunset. Seeing as my phone was dead I ordered my friend Eleni to take this photo.
The best day.
It seriously took me a long time to realise what this was. I thought it was some woman with golden hair, or something, but one day I had a second look at it and realised that it’s actually an octopus. And it’s even quite well done. It’s been there for as long as I can remember, probably because it’s in such an awkward location that no one really wants to go to the effort of tagging over it. 🙂
This place is at it’s best during the morning, before it becomes flooded by tourists around ten o’clock. In the early hours the grounds are ruled by people exercising and going to work… It’s like an oasis in the midst of the busy city. I love it! My aspiration is to become one of those exercisers.
They also have this statue, which I insist is a homage to the late Steve Irwin. Long may his name be remembered!
Seems that the taxi companies are also driven towards sustainability (pun intended). These are hybrid cars, which although are not 100% green does lessen the impact of a taxi ride if one is needed. 40100 Taxi have also invested in a Tesla – which is a 100% electric car, so I think they’re going the right way! 🙂