The trees are in bloom all along the canal and in the parks. I love it! This is Rossauer Kaserne, hidden behind flowering trees. 🙂
I finally tried out this place, having cycled past it a lot of times. It is located on the Donaukanal, just next to Badeschiff. It’s an American style BBQ restaurant. Something I really enjoyed was their selection of IPAs!! Hello, and YUM!! Indian Pale Ale is hard to come by in Vienna in general, and they had a cool selection. Not that cheap though, with the Sierra Nevada on the bottom end of the price scale at 4,90€. But worth it. Unfortunately I didn’t whip up my phone to take a picture of the food.. But I can assure you it was yummy! I had the pulled pork sandwich with kimchi, and a side of rocket and tomato salad. To die for. Portions are not huge, but they fill you up. And I guess that’s the most important thing about eating. This is the view when you’re leaning back satisfied, sipping your beer after a nice meal. I can recommend this place, yes.
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. 🙂
The days are just so warm and beautiful this week! This piece of graffiti caught my eye as I was cycling home past Schwedenplatz yesterday afternoon. It’s a picture of the Danube Canal monster… one of the nice pieces on the canal I think. There is so much shit being sprayed on the sides there nowadays… almost as if the people have lost their will to produce nice stuff.
The Wien is a river that flows through the city of Vienna. It gave the city its name. It is 34 kilometres long (21 miles), of which 15 km are within the city. Its drainage basin covers an area of 230 km² (89 mi²), both in the city and in the neighbouring Wienerwald. In German, the river is colloquially called the “Wienfluss”. Since English uses the name “Vienna” for what in German is called “Wien”, in English the river is sometimes called the “Vienna River”.
The Wien has its source in the western Wienerwald near Rekawinkel and its mouth at the eastern end of the city centre of Vienna, next to the Urania, where it flows into the Donaukanal (“Danube canal”), a branch of the Danube. That is what you can see on today’s picture, the bridge is going over the river before it runs out in the canal behind it. This is also the bridge that was featured in the film ‘Before Sunrise.’ 😉
Within the city limits, the river bed consists almost entirely of concrete, which was installed between 1895 and 1899 in order to stop the devastating floods, sometimes accompanied by cholera, which the river had regularly caused before that time. At the same time, the Stadtbahn (“city railway”) was built, which makes use of the concrete river bed and is only separated from the river by a wall. It is now part of the Vienna U-Bahn system. The river runs along the U4.
Source: Wikipedia and stuff Tina has heard throughout the years.
Today is the first anniversary of my blog! One year ago I posted my very first post. I promised myself I’d keep going for at least one year, which technically speaking means I’ve made it. But, Now I’m really attached to it, so I’m going to keep going. Initially the goal of this blog was to connect with Vienna, as I was always criticising it for not being Wellington. Poor Vienna… what an unfair judgement I had passed on it! Still there are thousands of photos that could be posted. And there are so many wonderful restaurants yet to be visited, places and sights to see, churches to behold, events to attend, wonderful people I have yet to meet, and a whole new chapter of my life just waiting around the bend in the road. So yes, it has worked. I ❤ Vienna.
By now my blog is also starting to be the archive that I wanted it to be… it's possible to search for things – and find things – that you want to know about Vienna. Hurrah!
So today I have a scary clown for you. I think (or at least for me) it is supposed to be IT, from the Stephen King book/movie. And it has been there for the whole time that I have lived in Vienna, almost amazingly never tagged over. For us who live here it is a familiar sight, one which I see on averge twice a day when I'm on the U4 or cycling past it on the canal.
Donaukanaltreiben is a small festival that runs along the Danube, mostly free. 🙂 These guys were listening to a concert by Bernhard Eder at Adria yesterday. Really groovey!
So, you can see here that the water is pretty high in the canal.. This is a picture of Sofitel just across from Schwedenplatz. To compare, you can look at THIS post, where you can see how far down the water normally is in the canal at Schwedenplatz (it helps if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it)… You can only see the topmost largest bricks today! Luckily, Vienna has escaped the massive floods that have ravaged much of Austria in the last days. However, much of the Danube Island is flooded, and it will not open for swimming for a long while after the water has gone down, because of the dirty water/pollution.
If you go on the facebook site for A picture a day from Vienna, you’ll see more impressions from the canal. –>