I want to do this too. The way the bottles are lined up is quite ingenious! Collecting the water at the top of the chain, then passing it down through the other plants and finally it runs out at the bottom.
some more info about the project can be found on the government website.
How many times haven’t I walked down my beloved Landstrasse, towards Wien Mitte, feeling like I really belong here? I can’t even count the times.. I’ve loved living in the 3rd. I’ve been here for 3 years now. I immediately felt at home when I moved into my little flat in January 2011, and now this is coming to an end. I’m moving to the 4th. A new chapter of my life is starting, being close to Belvedere, and afternoon walks in the gardens surrounding Prinz Eugene’s summer residence will be an everyday occurrence. I’m happy about the new neighbourhood, it’ll be nice to be able to take the D line all the way to 38A, perhaps a bit quieter then in the morning. It adds another 10 minutes to my commute, but I’ll be taken through the centre of town every morning. I won’t complain. 🙂
The 3rd will always be a favourite though! I’m happy about the years that I’ve spent here, and I’ll look back at this with fond memories. Now a new chapter of my life is starting..!
The first winter I was skiing here, I was told that there would be a Rodelbahn (bobsleigh course) where we were going. And I was sooo excited.. I told everyone that we could go Rodeln in the dark! That is, I told them we could go Rudeln (pronounciation error). And my friend was cracking up, asking me where on earth I’d get a Rudel (pack of dogs or other pack animals).
Today is the first anniversary of my blog! One year ago I posted my very first post. I promised myself I’d keep going for at least one year, which technically speaking means I’ve made it. But, Now I’m really attached to it, so I’m going to keep going. Initially the goal of this blog was to connect with Vienna, as I was always criticising it for not being Wellington. Poor Vienna… what an unfair judgement I had passed on it! Still there are thousands of photos that could be posted. And there are so many wonderful restaurants yet to be visited, places and sights to see, churches to behold, events to attend, wonderful people I have yet to meet, and a whole new chapter of my life just waiting around the bend in the road. So yes, it has worked. I ❤ Vienna.
By now my blog is also starting to be the archive that I wanted it to be… it's possible to search for things – and find things – that you want to know about Vienna. Hurrah!
So today I have a scary clown for you. I think (or at least for me) it is supposed to be IT, from the Stephen King book/movie. And it has been there for the whole time that I have lived in Vienna, almost amazingly never tagged over. For us who live here it is a familiar sight, one which I see on averge twice a day when I'm on the U4 or cycling past it on the canal.
I’m quite sure that many of my friends (and many of you followers also) won’t appreciate the combination of my fascination with critters of all kinds and my newfound increase in ability to document them. The picture above was taken on my walk today, whereas the picture below was taken last year when I found a spider under my fridge. The difference in quality is quite noticeable!! Also the fact that I had to stand on a chair in order to be far enough away to focus on the one below on my table is quite a difference from my new reality where I can go quite close… oh.. who would have thought that macro could make me this happy! 😀
This is incidentally one of my favourite little bars along the canal.. only open when it’s warm. It’s totally relaxed/laid back. Can be found on the western side of the canal by the Franzensbrücke.
Found a great place where they have 2for1 cocktails and free popcorn! East Coast, at Börsegasse. Highly recommended! You don’t even have to order both cocktails straight away, they are nice enough to let you order the first one within the time restriction of the happy hour (5-6:30pm) and the next one when you finish your first one… They were deeeelicious!
These old gas bells (the big brick thing) have now been transformed into a fairly huge apartment complex called Gasometer. It’s housing a fair amount of modern apartments, and a shopping mall, and an entertainment complex. I go there sometimes for the gym. And for large concerts… it’s got one of the biggest concert venues in Vienna. 🙂
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I got a new phone over the weekend, that will be my new partner in crime. Well, not my only partner in crime… it’s not possible to turn of the camera shutter sound on it, so I’m not sure I dare to use it for taking photos of ‘people.’ But for panoramas (I was curious as my old phone does the stitching really poorly and gives a really poor file size/quality) it is actually not too bad! (click on the image to scrutinise).
So say hello to Samsung Galaxy S4 – new addition to my range of devices with which to take photos! 🙂
Pani Bär is undoubtedly the place where you can get the best horse meat dish in town. If you really like horse (in a culinary sense) or you’re curious, I’d recommend a trip to Milennium city to try it out (dish nr. 19). If you think it’s awful to eat horse, then please don’t go out there to complain… I really love this dish! 😉
On the weekends, no cars are allowed to drive into prater. The area is for buses only, and pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, runners, dogs etc. No cars. Sometimes, they place several police cars in intersections, and round up all the cars that come past. Here you can see them in action in the intersection at Hauptallee and Stadion. 🙂