So, we did finally get some snow. I would have loved to enjoy it fully today, but I was caught between packing up the old flat and resting as I am pretty sick. So I very quickly took this very ordinary photo at Schwedenplatz on my last trip home. Now, rest, sleep, more antibiotics and then more packing to do tomorrow!
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.
Ok, this is a snow machine that’s preparing a slope for the kids in Prater. We were out walking today before the snow started falling, and then the city of Vienna were the ones in charge of the snow. The temperature has dropped over the weekend, so I guess they grabbed the opportunity to prepare the slope. 🙂
This is the train to St. Valentin – how is that for appropriate? 😀
Although it is almost not allowed, ‘Everyday life in Vienna’ is going on a weekend trip! People who live in Vienna do take weekend trips, so I think it’s forgivable if I post one or two pictures from the trip this coming weekend; if nothing else it will give you a great insight into a ski-weekend that is perfectly possible to do from Vienna. And before you know it, I’ll be back home to continue the the safe and familiar documentation of everyday life. I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂
These little poles that are attached to the walls of the buildings and kinda stick out onto the sidewalk, that they put right in front of you on the sidewalk – they have a purpose!! They’re supposed to make people walk a bit out from the wall, where a rooftop avalanche potentially would hit if you get slippage… there’s a lot of snow now on the rooftops. I’m still unconvinced that this would save lives/prevent huge damages…. 😀
Thick snowflakes falling in my backyard a couple of hours ago. I’m at home sick, so no chance to go out and see if the snow was settling anywhere, but it was 5.8 degrees outside so I doubt it. It’s probably nice and white up at work though! I’m eagerly awaiting snow.. Christmas markets and everything just looks better in white somehow!
The first snow has arrived! Ok, it’s not thick and white wonderful snow, but your average first snow which is a thin layer that kids make the most of. Like here, where someone has made two snowmen in front of the church up at Kahlenberg. It’s pretty awesome though, not long now and it’ll be Christmas!! Wheeeeee! 🙂