Never seen seats luke this before…
The signs telling people not to cross the tracks really remind me of WW2 or some sad and authoritarian society, I think just because of the style. Heavy concrete, dark orderly letters, dirt… Also the fact that it’s VERBOTEN (forbidden). O_O
This was a long train. I somehow made it home with the bicycle even though I am sick. No time for being sick now…
It’s now fully operational. And it has the feel of an international train station.
I don’t often get this view. 🙂
So today the subway was totally incapacitated, and Quando (the app for Wienerlinien) told me that there was a Rettungseinsatz AND Polizeieinsatz and whatnot on my normal route to work… so I arrived to Heiligenstadt on the Sbahn. Going to and from work is the only thing that’s happening nowadays.
I cannot praise our public transport company enough. The weather has been pretty awful lately, and still only minor disturbances have been noticed by yours truly. You don’t really notice how good it is until you go somewhere else. 🙂
Just remember that. 🙂 This penguin kept me company while waiting for the tram at Belvedere this morning.
It’s still months away from opening, but some of the platforms already have traffic. Here is a view towards Arsenal, Which is right on the edge of the new station. This place is massive. But then, it is going to be the main international train station in Vienna, which is smack in the middle of Europe, so I guess the size is justified. In September they are opening the shopping mall in the station, and the station itself will be fully operational in December. Go trains!
Today has been insanely hot. And tomorrow it’ll be worse! 34 degrees….
We went to the end of the u1 line today, to celebrate the wedding of friends. On our way there we took the Sbahn, and I snapped this photo out the window.
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!!
This is what some of it looks like 🙂 windmills and the Alps in the background. More to come!
Looking towards Votivkirche.
Just 4 hours on the train from Vienna. Seems a place where I should go once, to check it out properly!
So the huge era with emos on all street corners may be over, but Austria is introducing Emorail. Just a silly thing that made me laugh today.
The new Westbahnhof has been finished for a while now, and we’re getting used to the fasade. It’s actually really nice, and orderly. And has a shopping mall… 🙂
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! 🙂
I’ve always liked the old trams in Vienna. The new ones do the job, but they don’t look as nice, nor do you get to sit as high up. I try to squeeze them into pictures whenever I’m taking some along tram lines.. 😀
If they REALLY meant for no one to want to pull this thing, then they shouldn’t make it look so interesting, I think.
On my way to pick up done skis that I got on ebay. Beautiful sunset, but before 4pm! These be dark days indeed..
This thing is a miniature train track, with a miniature train, that runs in the Prater park. I personally think it’s a bit of a menace.. sometimes they run the old mini steam train, which is cute to look at, but which lays the whole forest in smoke. Like, totally in smoke… it smells bad, looks bad, is bad.. etc. But probably a lot of fun for the kids to be part of. I like going for walks in Prater on the weekends with my friends. It’s nice to get some air and be out of the city, even if you’re still in the city.