This is not one of my favourite markets, but if the need for Punsch is dire then you will also be able to satisfy your thirst at this market. It is located on either side of the bus lane between the Mall and the Village Cinema and Shopping Centre in the third district. As you can see, the middle of it is kept clear so that the buses may drive through.
Christmas decorations are also available here. The range of crafts is limited, as the market itself is really small.
There are also snacks and nice foods on sale.
So, there you have it, some impressions from Landstrasse. If you are somehow in a super hurry through town, and you’re only stopping at Wien Mitte on your way through, I would recommend this market to get some Christmas cheer. Well, otherwise I would recommend this as a passing through on the way home and wanting Punsch (when I lived there last year I found it excellent for this purpose). Otherwise, check out one of the other markets in town!
I guess I’d better find something nice for you guys somewhere else!
I just went through my blog roll (those that I follow) and found a whole lot of dead blogs. Some blogs I don’t even remember anymore how I found. Like Lois’ blog for example, I’ve been reading her blog since I signed up here and now I just consider her part of my blog routine (in saying that, I mean that I enjoy her blog :-)). But many of the other blogs that I started following over two years ago are dead now… or perhaps just dormant?
When I just started I had a grand vision. I wanted to use my camera a lot more than I do. I started the blog with the aim of doing it for a year, and then just see what I could be bothered doing. One year passed, and I blogged a photo almost every day. But some things changed. I used my phone more and more to capture the life in Vienna, and my camera started to gather dust. And perhaps that’s just a natural evolution when I think of it… every day is a bit of a high frequency for something as demanding as dragging a SLR around and post processing all photos before they end up on the blog – daily. So, ok, I use my phone most of the time, and most of the time the photos are not processed. But I kept at it. For one year… for two years… now I’m on my third year, and I’m still enjoying it! That’s where I’m at right now, I want to do it for as long as I have the motivation to do it.
Now that I have passed the two year mark however I’m more relaxed. I’m very happy to share other Viennese bloggers’ posts on my blog, to show the world that there is much out there to cover, and hopefully they also get some traffic from that. On a day where I’m stuck inside working, I’m very happy if a fellow Viennese blogger has something interesting to share!
I’ve also learned that it matters WHEN I post. I never would have thought that. Posts that I post during my evening are not nearly as popular as when I schedule them to appear between 11am and 3pm. How weird is that?!
Now that I’ll be moving into the final six months of my PhD, with lots of writing and a shrinking amount of free time I wonder if I’ll be able to keep it up. I hope so, and I’ll try! I’m more used to reading the blogs I follow than the news paper nowadays. 🙂
Yeah. Nothing much happening today really… We’re engulfed in grey mist.
I wanted to treat you guys to a little bit higher quality photography than what I normally have time for these days, so I went over to the christmas market at Belvedere yesterday, as it opened this Friday. As usual, I want to try and visit as many markets as possible. I’ll even try to get some quality shots at all of them with my Nikon! I’m still feeling quite under the weather, but I had to get out and walk a little, which helped. There is still some distortion in the picture, but as my laptop cannot handle photoshop, I had to use my old version of lightroom to touch it up. Click on the picture to see it in its full glory. Only one month left till Christmas!! 🙂
Here are some other impressions from the Christmas Market:
One of my favourite booths. We bought our first house together from this place (ok… it was small but everyone has to start somewhere).
Nice backdrop 🙂
Leading up to Christmas I’m sure that there are many who wish that they could take care of their errands to the post office during the weekend. And it just so happens that there is a place for us to go here in Vienna if we need a post office late on Saturday or on Sunday!
The opening hours at the post office on Fleischmarkt are much more customer friendly than we are used to from our local post office. It’s just up from the subway on Schwedenplatz. 🙂
We’re staying here for Christmas this year, and I want to have a nice tree (of the kind that has pine needles, and not my birch fig as in the past). But, I don’t have much in the way of tree decorations, so today I went to Caritas on Mittersteig to check out what they had. They have a lot!! And pretty affordable too. The selection you see above is what I ended up bringing home with me, admittedly some of them came in bundle bags where I wasn’t all that sure what was inside, but I’m pretty happy with it. The above haul cost 13 Euro altogether. AND, as a bonus I’m also supporting Caritas by shopping there. I save money, I give to charity, everyone is happy. 😛 (Except my partner who is worried that I’m going to over decorate the flat). Five weeks to go people!! Are you ready yet? 😉
Not all of the plants have given up yet 🙂
So the weather is not the best these days. Today it’s pouring down. I took this with my phone at Kaisermühlen outside the Vienna International Centre, just because it reminded me of the black tower. 😀
Food trucks. Seems everyone has had an interesting weekend here in Vienna 🙂
So today I spent the whole day playing board games at the Spielefest. A perfect day!
The girls from Graz have been looking at the best spots in Vienna!
This has appeared on the wall opposite Siebensternbräu. I think it looks amazing ! Unfortunately my phone doesn’t take that great pictures at night, but you can see most of the detail.
Today I went to the opening of Spittelberg. In a way it’s too warm to fully enjoy hot punch and mulled wine already now, but oh well! I’m wondering when winter will come for real…
Saw this piece outside of Flex the other day, I rather like it 🙂
It’s looking amazing right now! What a gorgeous day. 🙂
Saw this cute dog today at cafe Ulrich.
This house on Burggasse/Breite Gasse is the smallest house in Vienna. It’s only 14 metres squared in total. Which is kind of incredible! It was built in 1872 by Josef Durst. The family Schmollgruber has inhabited (or at least had a shop there) the house since it was built. It’s a clock shop/goldsmith, but today the shop also has part of the neighbouring building floor, so it’s not THAT tiny anymore.
Apparently the house’s name has changed three times: first, it was called “To the green grape” (Zur grünen Weintraube), then “To the golden lamb” (Zum goldenen Lamm), and finally “To the golden stag” (Zum goldenen Hirschen). I always find it funny how houses and pubs have the prefix “To the” in front, perhaps some day I’ll find out exactly why that is. Although it does almost sound like a toast…. “To the golden stag!”
So yeah, working really hard these days – so here is a photo from my office view (again.. I know!)
Tomorrow is my final 11 hour Thursday, which I’m looking forward to! Getting home at 8pm after having left for work at 7pm is always really brutal to me, so my course finishing tomorrow will definitely lighten my load a bit!!
She is everywhere! Singing in front of the EU parliament, on tv, on the radio, even on our bus shelters! Good on her/him. 🙂