Saturday, April 19, 2014
Currently there are several Easter Markets in Vienna. The Old Vienna Easter Market at the Freyung is famous for its huge amount (ca. 40.000) of painted Easter eggs piled up in the center of the market. You can get there also other Easter decorations and snacks from the Austrian provinces. This year the market takes place for the 25th time.
Friday, April 18, 2014
There's a hare hidden in this photo. Can you see it? Yesterday the giant pink replica of the “Young Hare”, a watercolour by the German painter Albrecht Dürer painted in 1502 and a highlight of the current exhibition "Dürer, Michelangelo, Rubens - The 100 Masterworks of the Albertina", was installed on a roof of the museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Leopoldsberg (425 m) is part of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) and a popular destination for a sunday afternoon walk. The construction of the church on top of Leopoldsberg started in 1679 and was finished in 1730.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Yesterday the 31st Vienna City Marathon took place. This year 42.078 runners from 127 nations participated in this huge sports event. Shortly after the start the participants passed by my place - this is what I saw from the window of my living room. Believe it or not, this year I managed to spot two friends of mine and we waved to each other. The marathon was won by Getu Feleke (Ethiopia, 2:05:41) and Anna Hahner (Germany, 2:28:59).
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
The first building of the Donau City area in the 22nd district, on the northern bank of the Danube river, was erected in 1995. Currently about 8.500 people are living and working in this new "city within a city'".
Friday, April 11, 2014
How to make the covers of a construction area more beautiful? By asking street artists to spray their works onto the temporary walls as did the Austrian Federal Railways. The project is called "Central Art Station". The work in this photo was created by Mexican born graffiti artist Stinkfish and graces the foyer of the new central railway station until the end of May.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I think this is Vienna's biggest construction area at the moment: On 109 hectares of land a whole new city district is arising. Besides the hyper-modern central railway station, 5.000 apartments for 13.000 people as well as office buildings and workplaces for 20.000 people are being built. The new central station entered into partial operation at the beginning of December 2012 and by 2015 full operations will begin.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is currently showcasing the seminal work of the foremost Russian jeweller and goldsmith at the turn of the 20th century: Peter Carl Fabergé. Four Imperial Easter eggs form the centre of the show. The K.u.K. ("Imperial and Royal") Court Confectionery Bakery Demel created an oversized sugar mass version of "The Memory of Azov Egg" and displays it in one of its windows.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Yesterday was the last day of the "Art Austria" art fair at the Leopold Museum: Around 50 exhibitors (galleries) presented exclusively Austrian art. Works from the Art Nouveau, Biedermeier and Classicism periods stood alongside contemporary works.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I discovered these triangles in Donau City in the 22nd district. They are part of some modern architecture.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.
Monday, March 31, 2014
I love to sneak into courtyards, curious about the "treasures" I might find there. Recently I discovered this simple, but beautiful arrangement of a table, a chair and some plants in a courtyard in the 6th distict. I love the combination of yellow and green and the splash of blue.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
On Saturday it was sunny and abnormally hot for this season and I enjoyed a chat with a friend of mine sitting on one of these chairs... Over the night we had a sudden change of weather. It's not easy to keep up with this year's changes in temperature...
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
An exclusive shopping district is currently being created in the heart of the city center. The "Golden Quarter" promises luxury shopping pleasure in a historic ambience on around 11.500 sqm. In such an ambiance even the covers of the building lot are rather elegant as you can see in this photo.
Friday, March 21, 2014
In Vienna street performances in public spaces require a permit. Performances have to take place in exactly defined locations and at stated hours, the reservation of locations in the city center requires even a charge. In addition performers must have reached the age of 16. These young musicians hopefully met all demands...