Thursday, July 27, 2017

Quiet Square

The name of the quiet little Schulhof square in the city center derives either from a school run by the Jesuits or a synagogue (jiddisch: shul) which were located here in the past.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Park Hyatt Vienna

The Park Hyatt Vienna hotel was opened in June 2014. The building was constructed between 1913 and 1915 and originally housed the Lower Austrian Escompte Bank. The hotel is located at Am Hof, the largest and oldest square in the inner city of Vienna, and part of the luxury shopping area "Golden Quarter".

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

La Mercerie

Now we are inside the French café where I had breakfast last Saturday. Originally this place was a haberdashery (in French: mercerie), the old, beautiful shelves with the respective signs are still there. The café has no telephone number, no e-mail, address no website, no facebook account - you have to go there and hope that there's a free table. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

French Breakfast

On Saturday I had breakfast with a friend in my favourite French café. I just love everything there!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Flowers #237

"Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?" - Maurice Meterlinck

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ice Cream Booth

It has been rather hot in Vienna lately. I guess the ice cream sellers are pleased about that fact, at least I saw a lot of people eating ice cream... Even the window display of a confectionary in the city center shows an ice cream booth.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

ÖAMTC Headquarters #3

The architects designed the ÖAMTC headquarters as a sign of mobility. #The circular and star-shaped form of the building conveys that everything revolves arount the mobility and the associated means.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ÖAMTC Headquarters #2

Five former ÖAMTC locations have been centralized at the ÖAMTC headquarters which is now the workplace of 800 employees.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ÖAMTC Headquarters #1

Last Friday I took part in an instawalk at the new headquarters of the ÖAMTC (Austrian Automobile, Motorcyle and Touring Club) in the 3rd district. The building was designed by Pichler & Traupmann Architekten and inaugurated in November 2016. The construction costs amounted to 76 million euro. If you want to check out my instagram account please click here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sweet Heall Ice Cream

Yesterday I tested a new ice cream parlor in the second district. I opted for pistachio and lemon-sage. The black cone refers to the name of the parlor: "Sweet Hell". I will definitely go back and test some other flavours. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Flowers #236

"To an optimist every weed is a flower; to a pessimist every flower is a weed." - Finnish Proverb

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Modern Housing

This modern apartment building is located right next to the Gasometers. It is one of five similar looking structures of the residential area "Ville Verdi".

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gasometers

The Gasometers, former gas tanks, were built from 1896 to 1899. In 1978 they were designated as protected historic landmarks. The Gasometers were retired in 1984 due to Vienna'as conversion from coal gas to natural gas. In 1995 the City of Vienna called for ideas for a new use of the structures. Six years later the remodelling and revitalization was completed: The gasometers now house 600 apartments, a student dormitory, offices, shops, a music hall and the JAM Music Lab University, a private university for jazz and popular music.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Millennium Tower at Sunset

The Millennium Tower, a commercial and residential building on the banks of the Danube, was opened in 1999 for the coming of the third Millennium. It is the fourth tallest building in Austria.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Flowers #235

"Only a certain amount of flowers and jewels are beautiful." - Tibetan Proverb

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Moored in the Harbour

There's a small harbour for sailing boats at the New Danube. I love to pass by this quiet place wth my bicylce.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Sunset Obsession #41

Yesterday's sunset over the Danube. The clouds look dramatic...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The White Angel Pharmacy

The "White Angel Pharmacy" existed as early as 1587, albeit in a different location. The pharmacy relocated a couple of times before it arrived to its current site. The building was designed and built by Austrian painter and architect Oskar Laske in 1901/02. The Art Nouveau mosaic decoration on the facade is very eye-catching.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wish You Were...

I discovered this sign in front of a burger restaurant in the 6th disctrict.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday Flowers #234

"Yesterday's flowers are today's dreams." - Japanese Proverb