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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:30 AM   #1
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VIENNA - 6th District (Mariahilf)

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This is my newest picture project.
Lots of people know the sights in Vienna's Inner City yet don't know that there are actually 23 districts in my city.
I am going to portray each and every one of the districts in this series to make you familiar with the Real World Vienna.
MARIAHILF - 6th district





Area: 1,48 km²
Pop.: 27.900

Mariahilf is one of the smallest districts of Vienna and also one of the steepest inner city districts.
The height differences between the radial streets are overcome by several staircases.

Modern architecture at the beginning of Mariahilfer Straße (more about this later)


The Ibis Hotel from behind:




The Raimundtheater, Vienna's prime Musical theatre:










Hi there!


Well...








Ouch!


The house where composer Joseph Haydn lived when he spent time in Vienna.






Interesting mix:








Gumpendorfer Straße, together with Mariahilfer Straße the most important (and more efficient) east-west connection:


Now, that's something cool. A former FLAK defense tower from WWII that has been put to a new use as an aquarium (Austria's biggest I think) and a climbing wall. Starting in May, the upper level will be opened as a public observation deck. Expect my pictures.




Chilling in Esterhazy-Park:




Walking up to Mariahilfer Straße:


Mariahilfer Straße, inofficially known as Europe's longest shopping street. Pretty busy on Saturdays:
(6th district to the right, 7th to the left)






Fillgrader Stiege, one of the nicest staircases in Vienna (and officially Europe's fourth nicest):




In front of Café Sperl:


Enjoying 22°C in April:


Part of the Technical University:




The so-called Zweierlinie, marking the beginning of the 1st District, meaning we've reached the eastern end of Mariahilf:




Naschmarkt again (featured in my 4th district portray already):
















I wouldn't let someone called "Hell" repair my car...








Austrian Airlines, advertising their new route to ORD:


And once again, we're done!


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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:49 AM   #2
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very nice series, but ...
for the 6th you have to mention otto wagner's masterpieces:


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Old April 23rd, 2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hello David!
I love your project. Fantastic. I want to visit in Vienna during this summer. Now I'm waiting for your next district

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Old April 23rd, 2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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great pics. I love the differing color of central European cities.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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Beautiful! But maybe you could do something about the contrast in your pictures. (or is it just the weather?)
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 09:56 PM   #6
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Another great district. If you don't mind I add two more pictures from the area around the Haus des Meeres. Those two are one of the few pictures I ever made from Vienna ... I love the second one, have a nearer look at it.



I have to add however another picture of the Mariahilferstraße. I mean for giving the district its name it deserves a second photo (This last picture: copyright Wikipedia)

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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I must ask again that when will you add the next part?
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Not sure yet, perhaps I'll have time this WE.... Who knows?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #9
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Fantastic. Vienna is fantastic. I am not the biggest fan of Mariahilfer Straße shopping stretch, but the architecture in this city is really something to be envious about.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #10
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Such a beautiful city.

Wien is magical.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #11
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Fantastic. Vienna is fantastic. I am not the biggest fan of Mariahilfer Straße shopping stretch, but the architecture in this city is really something to be envious about.
What do you dislike about the Mariahilfer Straße?
I think its a great place to shop. Far superior regarding the experience than any of the numerous shopping centers in Vienna. (And Vienna has the highest shopping center density in whole Europe, sadly enough)
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I am not the biggest fan of Mariahilfer Straße shopping stretch.
Nor am I, that's why I only took about two or three pics and then fled.
Terribly crowded (especially on Saturdays, obviously), beggars, fund raisers, drunk homeless people, chavs, etc., pushing and shoving. Not for me.
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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #13
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An amazing tour of this city Thank you so much for your job!
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Old May 8th, 2007, 03:39 AM   #14
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Sometimes I catch myself wondering how it would be living in such great places like Vienna. Very very nice pics, this neighborhood is really beautiful and I can't wait to see more. The architecture in the city surprises me day after day.
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Liked the colorfull buildings!
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Thanks very, very nice.beautiful city.nice pics!
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Old May 8th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #17
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Where do you go shopping in Vienna DavidKunz?

Its right you have lots of fund raisers, a certain number of beggars and a few drunk along the way at the Mariahilfer Straße, but I could not say, that I feel it that overrun on normal days. I mean if you are there a few days before Christmas for example its you own fault. (Just to name the worst case scenario)
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Wow what a city! I wanna visit.
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What do you dislike about the Mariahilfer Straße?
I think its a great place to shop. Far superior regarding the experience than any of the numerous shopping centers in Vienna. (And Vienna has the highest shopping center density in whole Europe, sadly enough)
I hate shopping centers as much as the next person (unfortunately too common in North America!!!), but my problem with Mariahilfer is that I don't really think it's all that superior--it feels like an open shopping center to me. I too have noticed pushing and shoving and drunkenness and beggars, certainly more so than in most other districts.

Mariahilfer to me doesn't say 'Vienna' in any way. Apart from the fact that its architecture puts it in Vienna, Mariahilfer, I think, otherwise looks like it could be anywhere in Europe (or beyond), which is a monumental disappointment for a city that usually so successfully demonstrates its sense of unique identity.
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I hate shopping centers as much as the next person (unfortunately too common in North America!!!), but my problem with Mariahilfer is that I don't really think it's all that superior--it feels like an open shopping center to me. I too have noticed pushing and shoving and drunkenness and beggars, certainly more so than in most other districts.

Mariahilfer to me doesn't say 'Vienna' in any way. Apart from the fact that its architecture puts it in Vienna, Mariahilfer, I think, otherwise looks like it could be anywhere in Europe (or beyond), which is a monumental disappointment for a city that usually so successfully demonstrates its sense of unique identity.
Well, the difference to "anywhere" else might be the details. For my part, eg the Cafe Ritter safes already the day.

And the obvious difference to a shopping center is, that people actually live there, and many also work there (apart from the shops, i am talking about offices). Not to forget that its directly next to nice neighborhoods like the Spittelberg or the MQ. The Naschmarkt is not really that far away either, in case you want to get some food as well.

And last but not least, the accessability by bike is ok.

Ok, does that make it unique? I dont know, but I would definitely say it makes it comfortable enough to like it there. I mean thats at least correct for me. Others might like other things of course.
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