Seen from Reichsbrücke today.
Man I’m sick of this weather. It’s not even real weather, it’s just waiting to become weather. So what does one do? Screw it, go for a walk anyway!
So here are two pictures from a walk to Kahlenberg and down again today. Actually enjoyable, considering the company and the exercise. And the views. Which would have been better in any other weather. I correct myself: which would have been improved with the presence of weather.
Oh March…. You’re so much better in the southern hemisphere…
Still a lot of snow on the sides of the road! And it was cold… -1. But it felt good. No wind, sunshine at my back… yeah. 🙂 A good way to start the day!
It’s fine if this lasts for another three months. I’m now into my final stage of doctoral work, which includes writing a monograph and taking the final test. So apologies for a less frequently updated blog! I took this yesterday while taking a break.
The woods on Kahlenberg are still covered in snow, unlike the rest of yhe city.
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 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!!! 😀
Can be found on Kahlenbergerstrasse. About nr 140 I think. I find it hilarious, but then what do I know. I heard it belonged to a sheikh. And someone I met at a bar who owns a house further up told me that it used to belong to an African king. In any case it seems totally excessive in the quiet vineyards of Grinzing, to have cameras, light columns and several fences with barbed wire to keep out the occasional jogger or mountain biker that comes up here.
Just passing Weingut Wailand on my walk up to work this morning. Was awesome to see the sun, for a change!