Sorry for not replying sooner to some of you. For some reason I don’t get new notifications anymore… For anything, even though I have switched them on in my android app. Weirdness!! Anyone else experiencing that problem?
Can’t get away without posting a photo, here from outside a school in the 3rd district, where all the cool kids have scooters locked outside. 🙂
The new roller coaster looks amazingly cool! I know that I have to try it out at some point. It’s probably the most expensive ride in the park (except for some soeciality rides that only take 1 or 2 people at a time) at 8.50 per ride. But it looks fun!
Walking along the Alte Donau yesterday we were soaking up the sun and watching people get boats and bars ready for summer. I like coming here to swim in summer, but so does the rest of Vienna, so I usually end up in Lobau on the Danube island 🙂
Funny pun – is wurscht = it doesn’t matter (or just whatever)
For about 10 weeks I’ve been living in the first district, and prior to that I had only a vague idea of how confusing the streets here can be. It’s practically a maze. Getting to Kleines cafe from where I live on Fleischmarkt for example requires GPS walking if you’re not familiar with the area. What is nice about wandering around and potentially getting lost is the many cute alleys in the first. It’s like getting to know a whole new city. 🙂
The tourist districts in the city centre are filling up to the max now for the Easter holiday. A taste of the months to come!
Yesterday I made the most of the awesome weather and checked out one of the Stadtwanderwege that I so far have neglected.
Starting and ending in Stammersdorf, it has always seemed so far away. But the streets in this part of town are super cute.
Spot the miniature
There was some uphill walking, but less than the Kahlenberg walk. Wiews were found anyway. 🙂
The walk took me about 2 hours and 50 minutes at a leisurely pace. It’s approximately 10 kilometres.
It felt great to get out of the noisy city for a while. I’m not often out here in the north east, so there were new things to see for me.
And the downhill from the top was not very steep, at least not in many places.
I would definitely recommend this for a getaway on a nice day like yesterday. 🙂
The trees are in bloom all along the canal and in the parks. I love it! This is Rossauer Kaserne, hidden behind flowering trees. 🙂
Man I’m sick of this weather. It’s not even real weather, it’s just waiting to become weather. So what does one do? Screw it, go for a walk anyway!
So here are two pictures from a walk to Kahlenberg and down again today. Actually enjoyable, considering the company and the exercise. And the views. Which would have been better in any other weather. I correct myself: which would have been improved with the presence of weather.
Oh March…. You’re so much better in the southern hemisphere…
I walked past this last night. We’re getting close to Easter!
I was out for a walk on the Danube island today with my date, and he suggested that I take a photo for you guys of the VIC at Kaiserműhlen. I think he was right, it does look nice. 🙂
The weather is turning, and everywhere there are signs of spring. I love it!
I spotted this as I was walking towards town from Thaliastrasse. It’s in Josef-strauss-park, but I have to say that the mural seemed to be the best thing about the place.. Not so much else to see there.
I’ve been good at getting my 12000 steps a day lately, in spite of the weather. Somehow the clouds do not want to go away… I’m hoping that will improve as March progresses!
The surest sign of spring is that restaurants and cafes put up seating outside.
It’s happening!! I’m definitely ready for spring!
Not sure that lotto is this old? But oh well! This one can be found behind Stephansdom in the first district.
I saw this on the pillar of a bridge on the canal. Does anyone know the artist? You’ve got to love such an initiative. It’s definitely different!
I finally walked past this during daytime. And it is definitely a cool market, if you’re looking for… Well, anything it seems.
Mediterranean foods seem to be in abundance here. Mixed in with clothes stalls, cheese, shoes, knitwear, handbags, funny blinky toys…… And so on. Worth a look see if in this part of town.
You’ve got to love those days when you just take a time-out and go to have breakfast among the super chilled Viennese in a traditional Vienna cafe. Love it! So live it.
I must admit I love coincidences like this. At least their name is on everyone’s lips these days. Walking down Josefstädter Strasse, this caught my eye. 🙂
If you walk through Prater in the morning, you get a whole other perspective on it. I caught this scene one morning walking to Uni. The ponies were going to the carousel, where they go around all day.
You also notice new things in the daylight when the park is empty. I don’t think I have ever noticed this dragon before…
I think Prater is one of my favourite places to hang out in Vienna. It may be a bit tacky and the music pumping out from all the rides is about as great as the smurf CDs you had when you were a kid….. But you loved that CD. Just admit it. 😉
What never seizes to amaze me is the availability of food and drink in this city. I must admit that it is something that I rather like about the place, and would miss if I end up going to a country that’s more strict on these things. This watering hole is on Margaretengürtel by the tram stop.
Today was an excellent day for looking at the rainbow in the city. A little drizzle coupled with insisting sunlight made for a long lasting effect, and I had the rainbow at my side the whole walk from Schwedenplatz down to Friedensbrücke.
Not at all a bad day. 🙂
Yesterday I got dropped off here. I had no idea where I was. Turns out I was close to Niederhofstrasse on the u6, a place I can safely say that I have never been before.
It had the same sort of feel as Favoritenstrasse in the 10th district. I had to look around for a bit, just to find the entry to the ubahn. Tiny, unplanned afventure. 🙂
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!
I left WU library late last night, and somehow with the lights and the fog it looked like a ufo. 🙂
All day was like this. But then, I was in the library all day, so it didn’t affect me much.
They keep the Christmas lights on Graben up in January as well because it is good for the businesses in the area. I think that’s totally ok.
I have seen the future! Blei gießen is a tradition in Austria, and basically what you do is to melt some led, throw it into cold water, and then interpret the shape using a chart on the back of the cardboard from the packet that you bought. 😛
My fortune sort of looks like a heart, which means luck and joy. It also looks like a rooster someone said, which is a bird, and that means unforeseen luck. Well…. There are no bad fortunes on this cardboard thing. I guess that means that nothing bad can happen. 😀
Happy new year to you all!
A lot of bloggers seem to be doing this, and although I don’t want to go on and on about my year I suppose I should say a few words. 2015 for me is a year of… Decline I suppose I would call it. It’s been shit, and I’m really happy it’s over soon. I had the same feeling in 2009 at the end of my masters, and I think and hope that means that next year will feel like 2010 which was pretty great. I have been neglecting my blog because of several things.
My job ending, and finding myself unemployed.
My boyfriend dumping me.
Now the situation is :
I’m finishing my thesis in January.
I’m moving out of our broken home in January.
I’m defending my thesis in March.
I am applying for jobs everywhere, and have no idea where I will be in a couple of months. Certainly not in a year!
And… I feel rather good about the future. 🙂
Thank you all for reading my now less frequently updated blog. I follow many of you, and enjoy your blog posts immensely, even if I have been in a bit of a vacuum the last 5 months.
Have an absolutely splendid 2016! I certainly plan to.
This is one of the largest permanent street markets in Europe. Hidden away in the 16th district… I always seem to go there after closing!!
On many street corners and public spaces suddenly there are forests! Ah, I love the Christmas season. 🙂
Someone told me about this and I thought it brilliant. They actually put up a little stand in the shop. 😀 worth a visit at Spittelberg Christmas market
The anarchists in Vienna seem to be much more active than in other cities I have been to… This is a house front on Gudrunstrasse in the 10th…