I saw this on my way up Favoritenstraße the other day. Kind of thought they should have looked at it from all angles before deciding to leave it as is…. But at least it’s entertaining. 😀
This morning I made a detour to pick up some flower box mounts that I was gifted through the Facebook group “Wien Share and Care” (a handy exchange market where people give away things they don’t need or search for things they do need), so I made a detour through Handelskai. There is a daily market there, and although they were still setting up I managed to get two apples and an orange for today. For 80 cents. 🙂
My müesli has arrived on Vienna. It’s this cool little business where you can mix your own müesli (online) and pick it up here, or just come here and get some ingredients. All Bio!
This one is on Mariahilferstrasse. 🙂
This H&M on Graben is possibly one of the most swanky looking ones around. I got a little giggle from the name E. Braun & Co that’s branded on the building… presumably not der Führer’s girlfriend? Well. Even if so, it’s probably not funny. I’ve been in here once or twice… it’s just a normal H&M.
My fellow Viennese blogger Chael has explained the history of the building on the blog Viennarightnow. Click here to see the post!
I’d love to go into this shop. It’s always closed though whenever I pass it. It’s in the 8th, which is a district I don’t often go to.
These last five weeks have been pretty hard. My other half’s mum was diagnosed with lung cancer, and perished in front of our eyes, on Skype. It’s been awful to behold, and yet I’ve of course had to be the strong one. My partner went home to see her off, and I’ve been in Norway trying to do what I could, being supportive over Skype, trying to be encouraging and sending many texts.
Part of me is thinking really selfishly ‘but I’ve lost her too!’ – but have I? I never had the pleasure of meeting her in the flesh. I never will now. I love my partner, and I’m sure that much of what I’m feeling is empathy.. but I’m also grieving, for her future grandchildren who won’t meet her, family events where she will be missed… we now move on with our lives, but there’s one person missing in it forever.
And I live in Austria… a country where people seem to be totally unaware that smoking causes cancer. Smoking is allowed just about anywhere. Most of my friends smoke. Since she died, I feel scared. And I don’t know what to do about it.
Ok…. so it might not be that easy to see, but this is the part of town that holds Chinatown. Basically it’s just because there is a high concentration of Asian supermarkets, restaurants and shops, and some of them have chinese letters on their signs. Just up ahead is Naschmarkt. So, not quite as happening as other Chinatowns around the world, but there you have it!
Today my better half decided he wanted to check out a games shop in town, seeing as finally he had a day off when shops were open. So, we stumbled across the doorstep of Damage Unlimited just off Mariahilferstrasse. And boy, did they have a lot of cool stuff!!
For people with a limited budget like myself, they had a huge selection of used games. This room bends and continues for a couple of metres… so many awesome games.. we ended up getting Village and an extension for out Thurn and Taxis from this selection.
So there was our nerdy adventure for the day. They also had a variety of mead, other liquors, merchandise etc… A very scary place to go if you don’t want to spend any money!!
Reblog from my favourite ‘old Viennese shops blog’ here on WP. I have also noticed this place! I suppose my relationship to guns makes me notice anything with a whole bunch of guns in it… but yeah. 😀
Snack shop is on Liechtensteinstrasse close to Schottentor in the 9th district. It carries mostly American foods, of all varieties (ingredients as well as snacks). We sometimes go there for the Doritoes. And the Fanta Zero / Dr. Pepper. Please pay no attention to the weird-looking people.. I used the panorama function on my phone, and so they got a bit split up.
Another store that is dear to me is Bobby’s foodstore on Schleifmuehlgasse, in the 4th district. They are a little bit bigger, and apart from American stuff, they also have a lot of British and Irish stuff. They have an awesome range of beers, and a fair bit of frozen food as well. I went there just this weekend to get some Allsorts… I love that liquorish stuff. yummmm.
I’ve had help from Wikipedia to write this following info: Manner is a line of confectionery from the Austrian conglomerate, Josef Manner & Comp AG. The corporationwhich was founded in 1890 produces a wide assortment of confectionery products. These include wafers, long-life confectionery, chocolate-based confectionery, sweets, cocoa and a variety of seasonal products. SCHOKOBANANEEE…. aaargh (damn my new year’s resolution!!).
The company logo is a picture of St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, which makes them very much the property of Viennese (who love them, mostly). This dates back to the 1890s, when Josef Manner opened his first shop right next to the Cathedral. I’ll bet that it’s in fact this very shop in the photo, although I wouldn’t bet ALL my money on it. There is an agreement between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the Manner Company whereby the latter is allowed the use of the logo in return for paying the wages of one stonemason doing repair work on the Cathedral. So, if you eat sweets, you’re protecting the cathedral…. well, there’s a good cause I’d be happy to support! 😀
I’m getting pretty excited about a fish shop that’s about to open across the street from where I live. From the outside it looks something like a cross between a disco and a sauna, so I’m quite curious to see what it’s going to be like when it’s open. I LOVE fish, and there’s quite a limited amount of fish shops in Vienna (Nordsee franchise shops and some other local ones, but not that many outside of the markets), so I’m stoked that I’ll have the opportunity to swing by here to get dinner for myself on the way home every so often. 🙂
Now, I’ve never lived in a big European city apart from Vienna, but it strikes me that the density of shops where you can buy model airplanes, trains and so on is very high here! There’s even one right around the corner from me… and I’ve seen heaps of them around town. They even have ‘second hand model shops!’
Perhaps time for a new hobby….? I still have a ship that I need to assemble… 🙂