So, nowadays when the sun is really low and we have to go home after sunset, I’ve managed to take my camera out to capture some of the colour that we see every day. I got off the bus at Cobenzl to capture these shots. the view of Vienna from up there is just amazing.
This is the little castle (mini-castle) up at Cobenzl, with a fiery sky behind it. Click on the pictures to see them bigger!
This weekend was the street parade around the Ring. It turns the ring into one huge dance-floor, blasting music out through speakers on each car. It was very loud!!
The next stop on the journey is Bamberg. It’s close-ish to Nürnberg, and is a very charming old city. Currently there is a festival on, a Kirtag of sorts.
There are several hills in the city, as well as a river that runs straight through it.
The old city hall is on an island in the middle of the river. Seems the place has a ridiculously rich history, but I’m here for only a few days so I doubt I’ll cover all of it.
This is the home of the famous smoked beer. I can’t quite describe the taste… it literally tastes like smoked beer!
And there are many cool door knockers in Bamberg. It’s my new obsession….
This sausage stand is according to many ratings the best one in Vienna. I’ve tried it once and have to say I really enjoyed it, but then it was about 2am and I was quite hungry after a night out. And then most things taste good. Still! Worth checking out 🙂
I think this mural is trying to tell us something about the world. It’s one of the more interesting pieces down by the canal, imho.
The Twin city liner goes several days to Bratislava, which is the capitol of Slovakia. It takes less than an hour, and will set you back about 30€ if you take it one way. I’ve never done it, as I favour Blaguss (bus) when I go to Bratislava, as it’s only a 12€ return fare, but I think it could be quite nice on a sunny day to take the boat.
I was trying to take a photo of the strange yoga group at the side of the Karlskirche. I kind of didn’t succeed…
This train station is quite small, and gives you a certain early 80s feel… I am not sure that it’s going to be the centre for southbound trains much longer when Hauptbahnhof opens. Well, this is where I’m at. You may have noticed that it’s been harder for me to blog every day lately, and that is because I am going on a conference in Ljubljana that start tomorrow, and I am the head of the organising team for this conference. It’s a lot of work! But after I get home on Friday I should have more free time, and it will be just wonderful, I can do my own things again, and work on my PhD. So, I won’t have much free time in Ljubljana, but I will post a picture whenever I can – Everyday life in Vienna on tour!!
Just out on a little ride with my bike. It’s beautiful out there today!
I’m not entirely sure that this is the best name for a real estate company. But then again, I suppose that the English language is not widely reflected upon in this country, so could be that no one really reacts to it. 😛
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! 🙂
the Vienna street car museum is located in the third district. Incidentally right next to a really nice heurigen in the city.. that I still haven’t been to! Actually haven’t been to either of them… I’d better get onto it!
This band was so awesome! this is also from Eggenburg. There was a large crowd for the band, the day was beautiful, they were really skilled.. perfect moment! One of the bands that are most famous in the medieval scene is Corvus Corax (not the band in the picture though) – I embedded a video so that you may get some of the atmosphere at home. Enjoy! 🙂
Yeah.. I HAVE been up in this thing. And it was MY DAD that insisted!! I have a pretty cool dad. It basically pulls you up about 20 metres or so (feel like a LOT more) and then releases you down to the twists and turns of the boomerang, before doing the same thing in reverse. I almost screamed my lungs out. Afterwards I felt really dizzy with whatever it is that the brain releases to make you cope with fear… wasn’t really that unpleasant. After. 🙂
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….
Just a quick picture of a flamingo today, from Vienna Zoo. My annual pass is expired.. so as soon as I get back home, I’ll get a new one. Because I love the animals! I hope they’re all ok in the Zoo… but then, many of them would be worse off in their ‘natural habitat’ – that’s fast disappearing.
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!! 🙂
Ok, another little series that I want to do over summer is the pictures I have of various little winery shacks. These are tool sheds or whatnot, that are quite charmingly put in the middle of the wine ranks. We have a lot of these in Vienna, and they are so cute!! 🙂
There is so much to do before going away for five weeks that it’s just crazy. One of the things include opening my old cellphone up from the sim-lock. I got really shocked when I was told that Drei would charge 99 Euros to do that. Are you nuts??! So, I ended up at this here place, where the dude promised to do it for 30 Euro. I though well why the heck not. So, now I’m a bit more ready to go. 🙂
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!
inspired by Louis, I also wanted to post a bug today. I like beetles. Especially when they are as pretty as this. 🙂 I mostly see these crushed on the ground though…
And why on Earth am I telling you! Here at Vinothek (which is a wine bar, no surprise there I’m sure) you get just about the best service that exists in Vienna. Not that that would take much… 😉 But yeah… If you try to stop by to have a glass of wine, you will totally understand what I mean. 😀
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!
Today we have been up in the trees! It had been totally awesome! The weather was smashing, the courses wete great… just a perfect day!
Yes, you read it right: SUNset! Totally amazing! Tomorrow is going to be SUNNY!! I might bring a rain jacket just in case, though…! 😀
Those of you who have seen the ‘river’ in Stadtpark before, know that it is usually just a huge concrete ditch, with a little bit of water in the middle. This is what it looks like right now! Actually much more appealing, somehow… 🙂
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. –>
Right now I am longing for these days, where you run after the ice cream van on Donauinsel. At the moment, this space right here is totally flooded… The water is so high that it’s flooded villages around Vienna, and the water in the canal is really high… On my way home today I’ll snap a photo to let you see just how crazy it is at the moment! Where did summer go…..
According to the website, Beethoven Wohnung in the Vienna suburb of Heiligenstadt is dedicated to a crucial and devastating event in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. It recalls the “Heiligenstädter Testament” he wrote in 1802 – the letter to his two brothers which he never sent and in which he expressed his despair over his advancing deafness.
The exhibits document the background to this intimate testament, to the compositions of the summer of 1802, and to the summer resort of Heiligenstadt at that time. A second room takes a look at the last months in the life of the composer, and his death in the Schwarzspanierhaus, which no longer exists.
Well… it doesn’t look that strikingly extraordinary on a normal afternoon… 😉