Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Theme Day: Smell

Currently the Lilac all over Vienna is flowering and the city is filled with its typical sweet fragrance...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Silence

A quiet corner at the Old Danube... I prefer to walk along the Old Danube during the week when it's usually really quiet there.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Taking it Easy...

On Friday I usually stop working in the afternoon, then run errands and rush to the gym. Maybe I should think about letting the working week fade away in a quieter way?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Viennese Chic

The current window display of the Swarovski store in the city center was created by Austrian traditional costume designer Susanne Bisovsky. She transformed it into an avant-garde presentation of a “Salon for Three Viennese” and shows three of her designs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Evening Sky

I'm back from a 10 day vacation. Although I had intended to publish a daily photo, in the end I didn't make it... But now everything is back to normal. Guess how I spent my first evening back in town? I took a walk along the Old Danube and enjoyed the view of this dramatic looking sky.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bike Taxi

The bike taxi or bicycle rickshaw was built in the 1880s and was first used with regularity starting in 1929 in Singapore. In recent years you can see more and more of these vehicles in the city center -  an entertaining and eco-friendly form of transportation, according to my observations used mostly by tourists .

Monday, April 25, 2016

Look Who's Watching

I think garage doors are a good place for street art. This face was created by Austrian urban artist Golif.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Flowers #185

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness,
the human soul is apt to revive also." - Harriet Ann Jacobs

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Façade Detail #40

An impressive atlas at the entrance of an apartment building in the 4th district.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hi

Someone who works in an office building in the second district greets the world outside...

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Flowers #184

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind
than to be hopelessly in love with spring." - George Santayana

Saturday, April 16, 2016

French Tearoom

If you love French tea, tartes and macarons, this small and rather kitschy "salon de thé" (tearoom) is the perfect address.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Love is All Around

Sometimes the simple things catch your eyes: During one of my recent walks along the Old Danube I discovered this blue heart painted on the planks of a bathing platform.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Waiting for Customers

Last Sunday I took another walk along the Old Danube... It was a rather cloudy and cold day and the boats were waiting for customers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chairs

I just can't stop taking photographs of brightly coloured chairs...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Art in Public Space

In November 2013 the French artist Honet (*1972) created the permanent installation "Totem Modern" on 14 columns along the subway line 2 in the second district. The minimalist figures visually refer to the superheroes of the 1970s and - according to the press release - transform the columns into "cult objects"....

Monday, April 11, 2016

Vienna City Marathon 2016

Yesterday the Vienna City Marathon took place for the 33rd time. Shortly after the start the participants pass every year through my street and I can watch them from the windows of my living room. Yesterday I managed to spot a friend of mine amongst the 42.195 runners and we waved to each other. He took part in the marathon for the 5th time in a row!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Flowers #183

"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.  - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Saturday, April 9, 2016

DC Tower & Tech Gate Vienna

Another photo taken during one of my recent evening walks: the DC Tower next to the office building Tech Gate Vienna.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Sunset Obsession #24

On Monday I took an evening walk and saw this beautiful sunset.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Donau City & DC Tower

Last Saturday evening, on my way home from a shopping mall, I passed by the modern buildings of Donau City and marvelled once again at the DC Tower. With its height of 250m it is a really tall building for Austrian standards... and in fact it is Austria's tallest skyscraper.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Pink Magnolia

The magnolia trees are currenty in full bloom. A beautiful sight!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

So Many Walks Here

During my recent sick leave I took a lot of walks along the Old Danube and enjoyed every one of them. During the week the atmosphere was more calm than usual. I guess the ducks were happy to have some peace and quiet.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Well, Hello There!

The people who live behind this door in an allotment site next to the Old Danube seem to be very friendly, they welcome visitors with a "hello" formed with cobblestones. For me today it's "Hello Office!", I'm back to work after a two weeks sick leave. I hope the day won't be too tough...

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Unusual Hot Day

The last day of March was an unusual hot day. It really felt like summer... The platforms along the Old Danube (I can't count the times I took a walk there during my current sick leave) were populated with sunbathers, and some people even went swimming. I relaxed in a sun lounger for half an hour, my neighbour was a young girl who was completely absorbed in her book.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Theme Day: The Beauty of Simplicity

I like it when simple things catch my eyes. Recently I noticed the beautiful shadows of the railing of a platform on the banks of my beloved Old Danube.
Click here to view thumbnails of all participants in the theme day.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Springtime in Setagaya Park #1

In springtime the Setagaya Park, a japanese garden in the 19th district, is a real feast for the eyes with its blooming Japanese cherries and Magnolias.