This shop name cracks me up. Cheap and good. Bug for short. With an EU logo. I haven’t been inside one of these yet… The name just doesn’t evoke trust.
Beatrice showing off the snow!
This one tells me to get out of bed most mornings. It’s always ringing at 7am, so I know if I’m not out of bed by then, I really have to get out. Sometimes though, it tells me that it’s time to go to work. If I’m already up and eating breakfast and ready, then I have to go when it rings in order to catch the bus to Kahlenberg.
I like some of the playgrounds around Vienna. They are being kept in good shape! I remember growing up, visiting many ill kept playgrounds… in smaller towns they often get trashed by bored youth. It’s cool to think that here kids (of all ages) have enough leisure time offers. Good for the little ones and the teens!
This looks great! I want to try it. nom nom 🙂
This is going to come off pretentious but I am completely okay with that. I walked past Mama Liu and Sons, a brand new and very cool Chinese restaurant, waaaay before the New York Times decided to feature it in the online version of 36 Hours. I had even been inside. I sat at the bar while I hoped and prayed for a table to no avail. It grinds my gears that I went there only after the article came out! I look like such a follower!
Mama Liu and Sons totally deserves the write up in NYT because not only do you just feel cooler about your life, but their menu is so unique! In addition to the soups of the day, they offer a long list of various dumplings as well as hot pots. While it’s all in German and transliterations of Chinese, you can’t really…
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A very nice photo from a very talented photographer. 🙂 Enjoy!
08.01.2015 | Donaupark, Vienna, Austria
Hello my lovely people,
So i listened to many of your recent comments suggesting that black and white would be a good way to go for snowy landscapes with an empty and mundane sky and even though i’m not a big fan of B&W, (i love my crazy colors), i gave it a try. This is another panoramic photo, made by combining 8 horizontal frames at 17mm, taken handheld. I think B&W suits it perfectly since there was barely any color in the original photo. Those trees were huge by the way and from that perspective the 252meter tall Donau Tower seems tiny…
Thank you for all for your suggestions and thoughtful comments. Sometimes we get so stuck in our own routine and it’s just great to receive such beautiful suggestions ♥
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So, today a friend from Chicago asked me if I was keen to come see the coffins of a few hundred years’ worth of Hapsburgs. I thought that might be cool. And it was. Above you can see a bit of the badass coffin of Maria Theresia and her husband.
We started off on in the 1600s, with a collection of Hapsburgs.
The highlight was most notably the Maria Theresia crypt, where she was buried with her beloved, and most of her 16(!) kids. Productive woman! No wonder she wanted to send them off to school.
This was from the coffin of her father. I accidentally set off the alarm when I leaned in a bit closer to take this photo. Ooops!
Sisi was also found here. So, it was quite interesting, but very little interpretation in English if you go alone without a guide. The freaky thing, only the embalmed bodies were kept here. Their intestines are in the Stephansdom, and their hearts are in the chapel near the Hofburg (somewhere at Michaelerplatz).
Another freaky thing was all the bone relics on display…
The location is on Neuer Markt, close to Kärntnerstrasse.
Austria is just shocking when it comes to using the female body to advertise for stuff. I have almost got used to it, but this one made my eyebrows shoot upwards. Is this ok? To objectify women like this… I would NOT want to go to any sauna where I could meet guys who go there because of this ad. Just f+++ing gross!
Ok, so this is a brothel. Ugh. I still don’t know if I agree with having this billboard shoving women’s bums in people’s faces as they are on the tram.
What do you do when it’s a national holiday and everything is closed? You go to a museum. Today I really felt like going to see some rocks and fossils and animals, so I ended up here.
The buildings themselves are just amazing. This is the dome in the middle.
A fish with the best ever name
So many fish
And bugs… I love beetles. I spent a long time staring at the beetle collection.
Just amazing. This isof course just a tiny sample.
I got myself an annual pass, so that I can come back to explore more. It only cost 27 Euro. Really good value!
My müesli has arrived on Vienna. It’s this cool little business where you can mix your own müesli (online) and pick it up here, or just come here and get some ingredients. All Bio!
This one is on Mariahilferstrasse. 🙂
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