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!
My better half’s company had a customer visiting last weekend, and I was treated to a Fiaker ride, as some of the people were not able to come. I was excited, as I’ve never imagined myself wanting to pay for a ride through the streets. It was definitely fun being the one inside the carriage for a change.
It was funny to see people taking photos. I have done it myself of course, but it’s still weird going through the streets having loads of people take photos of your ride as if you were some sort of celebrity…
The photos from my phone didn’t yield the best results, but somehow they are cool anyway. They show movement and action. And I was having too much fun to be obsessed about taking perfect pictures. 😀
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.
He’s always looked somewhat ok, I reckon. Definitely mayoral. But one thing that is common for all the shots of him that end up on billboards, is that he looks like he’s been made to smile for hours, and he’s always wearing a lot of foundation. Well, that’s what it looks like. Herr Dr. Häupl has been the mayor pretty much since I moved to Vienna.
I feel really naked when I don’t have my phone. I actually mostly blog with my phone, both using the camera and the WordPress app to post new posts. But today, my phone is at home, and I am at work. Which means, when I’m on the move today I won’t be able to snap photos/post them. Eeeeeek!!
So this is one from the archive. The potential consequences of a night out in Vienna. I do know this person. Hopefully we are still friends after this post comes out. 😀
I’ll pick up my phone later, before going out for Halloween shenanigans. Should be fun, even though I’m still not fully recovered.
While taking my guests around town yesterday, we came across this protest (of some sort) just by Stephansdom. Seems some people are very keen to get out of the EU.. or, it could have just been the occasion. Yesteday was the national day in Austria. It’s never celebrated very hugely… there is a military parade every year, but I can’t say that I’ve ever made an effort to go see it. Maybe next year? 😉
The Vienna Secession (also known as the Union of Austrian Artists, or Vereinigung Bildender Künstler Österreichs) was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists who had resigned from the Association of Austrian Artists, housed in the Vienna Künstlerhaus. This movement included painters, sculptors, and architects. The first president of the Secession was Gustav Klimt, and Rudolf von Alt was made honorary president. Its official magazine was called “Ver Sacrum”.
Scene from Stadtpark. A small example of the cute-looking streets here in Vienna. 🙂 If you wonder how I’m going in Asia, visit my Instagram profile! 🙂
Just 50 minutes north of Vienna, you can find the medieval city Eggenburg, which is host to one of the biggest medieval fairs. The city itself is absolutely stunning, with much of the original town wall still intact. Well worth a visit even outside of fair-time.
Here you can see a skilled smith at work. 🙂 Shiiiiny armour….
These cars are about mayhem. I really like them, but I’ve realised that I’ve slowly outgrown them, and now they hurt my knees considerably when I hit someone.. hmmm! In any case. 5 Euro for a spin around in these cars. 🙂
I’m still rocking around a hazy Malaysia, missing home a bit I must admit! But I passed 10000 views in the last few days, so that’s worth a mention! Thank you all for following me and liking my posts!! 🙂
I find it really hard to take good photos of things that I’m not really supposed to take photos of. When there is a ticket control on the subway, basically the controllers block all exits from the subway, so that you have no way of telling them that you are not taking the subway. I always like the controls (unless if I am in an extreme hurry), as otherwise I’d feel cheated somehow. I really hate buying tickets for trains and such if no one checks it. But that’s me!
Happy customers? 😀 Just in case you’re wondering, the German word for mobile phone is ‘Handy.’ so whenever you talk to German speaking people, they get royally confused anytime you use the word in the right context. Like saying that a mobile phone is pretty handy to have… that just totally throws them off.
Postmen are quite yellow in Vienna. The first time I saw someone with one of these babies, I seriously thought they had it pretty rough. But then, comparing them to other countries where they often have to carry the load in a bag or whatnot, actually they should be relatively cofortable. I think these trolleys can carry quiiite a bit of weight. So if I ever have to move homes without a car, I’ll see about nicking one of these 😛
Walking past this place, I got mesmerised by it somehow… I had to cross the street to take a photo. It looks like it would have been magnificent in its day, albeit small. Like a boutique spa hotel. I’ve tried to find information about it online, but all I managed to find out was that it was possible at some point to get treatments without staying the night there. Past 2006 there are no records, there is no web site, there seems to be only the address to find. I would strongly assume that it is not open anymore.. you can see the empty locale on the ground floor, where the windows of a past cafe has been plastered time and time again with posters that now have been taken down. I felt like going in.
This is day 200! Which means there are 200 pictures of everyday life posted on this blog. 🙂