Stopped by Popfest today, hoping to catch some nice Austrian bands. The mood was good.
We didn’t end up staying very long, but I would recommend you to check it out if you’re in town tonight or tomorrow. 🙂
This weekend there is a street artist festival on at Karlsplatz. We went down there last night to check out which creatures that crawled out after dark, and found a vibrant and interesting scene with many different acts.
These guys were running a water bar… with various flavoured water. But what was the coolest part was really how the bar looked 😛I really like the way the light illuminates those bottles.
There were several fire shows, probably because they look the best in the dark so they were saved for after sunset.
but we also saw jugglers, people with amazing acrobatic skills, singers and other musicians, and of course many interesting locals. 🙂
Check it out this afternoon if you’re interested!
Cycle ways are actually quite good in Vienna. And as the city is relatively flat, it’s also an ideal way of getting around which doesn’t take much time compared to the subway and other public transport. I see many that can’t be bothered wearing a helmet in traffic though, which always makes me wonder whether people care at all about what’s inside their skulls. Even companies don’t seem to care here. In Norway everyone cycling for a courier service would most definitely wear helmets… And in NZ it is illegal to cycle without a helmet.
Lately the weather has been quite shifty. Today it is really beautiful though, with cotton clouds and nice sunshine. 🙂 Perfect cycle weather.
Sooo! I have been holding out for this one, and finally managed to go there yesterday. Finally! I like this little market, although it’s not so little anymore.. it’s one of the prettiest ones I think. For the occasion of the Christmas market they empty the lake and put carousels and pony rides there. How cute is that! 🙂
In Karlskirche they have weekly concerts during summer where they play a random piece followed by Vivaldi’s four seasons. For just 12 Euro you can land a pretty ok seat. It’s actually the price for standing tickets, but unless it’s totally packed they let you sit down once the others are seated. The sound isn’t the best, and the seasons seem to pass extremely fast (!), but it’s an experience that’s well worth it. 🙂 I’ve already been twice, and enjoyed it both times. During winter they have fewer concerts, but still it’s possible to get some through their web site.
I arrive home today – mum is doing fine, and will be looked after by a family friend from today. All in good hands. 🙂