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Old April 2nd, 2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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VIENNA - 3rd District (Landstraße)

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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.
LANDSTRASSE - 3rd district





Area: 7,42km²
Pop.: 81.000
Once again, a district with many faces, from the classical Viennese living areas in the north, around the center to the commie blocks and industrial/commercial clusters in the south, along the axis airport-city.

Landstraße train/subway station:


Judicial center:




Kolonitzplatz:




I like the color of this building, though it might be not very special:


Hundertwasser-Haus:


Spot the photographer:








Landstraßer Hauptstraße:




Fiakerplatz.




Grey, greyer, Vienna.








Constuction work in Erdberg:


Welllll...




The Fleisch-Zentrum, center and hub of Vienna's meat industry, the T-center in the background:


Madonna ending up under a motorway bridge. Who would have thought...


My favorite concert venue, the Arena, a former slaughterhouse that was occupied in the 70s and turned into an alternative culture forum:




Coming up:


The T-center up close:




Again the T-Center, this time through the gate of the St.Marx cemetary, where Mozart was buried:




A sad thing, a 26 year old girl dying...


Commie blocks:






I'm jumping onto the tram tracks for SSC!


Landstraßer Gürtel:


The former Arsenal, today home to the Museum of Military History, a truly gorgeous building. I'ves been there today for the first time in my life:


19th century Disney style:


Schweizergarten:


A first view of the Belvedere Castle:


Crossing the Gürtel (= belt), Vienna's second (outer) ring road:


The Belvedere, a centerpiece of Austrian history in the 20th century. The allied forces and Austria signed the Staatsvertrag here, the independence treaty that set Austria free in 1955 after seven self-inflicted years of being ruled by Nazi Germany and ten years of Allied occupation:


Loads of tourists today:


The balcony from where the treaty was shown to the anticipating crowd:






The Polish community in this part of the district is rather large and they even have their own church. In front of it, in their own strange ways of mixing nationalism and Catholic fundamentalism, that JP2 guy is standing proud...


The Hochstrahlbrunnen (fountain) and the Russian war memorial behind:


The recently re-designed and re-organized Schwarzenbergplatz:




Akademietheater, Konzerthaus and the Intercontinental Hotel:


Once again, comments are warmly welcomed!

p.s.:
Leopoldstadt - 2nd District
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 05:29 AM   #2
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That is one of the most organized cities I have ever visited. Very good pictures by the way!
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 06:50 AM   #3
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A great collection of photos. Also, Vienna certainly has an interesting mix of architectural styles evident from your photos.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Does anyone have an idea why contemporary architecture has to be so often so completely ugly on pedestrian niveau? (T-Center)

Is there somewhere a secret obligation that they must look only nice from a distant larger than 100 meters, or from a position that is higher than 20 meters above street? What is going wrong with modern architecture? I mean its not that the concrete monsters of the 70's would not have proven already what a disaster this kind of mindset is.

My hopes are however still intact that the TownTown at Erdberg will be of a different kind, with some urban qualities as well and an appropriate quality also for pedestrians.
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Old April 5th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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Keep the pictures coming! I lived in Vienna 10 years ago and its one of my favorite cities in the world.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #6
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Great shots So Vienna has immensely grey spots combined with a theater and castle in the same district. Nice contrast.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #7
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My new home . I live just two blocks away from that green building in the sixth photo. I don't like the colour of it, its a bit too much.. But its not a big deal.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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I can't believe these threads haven't received more comments. Amazingly thorough and extensive tours!
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Old February 16th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #9
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Bahnsteig14 takes great photos! I'll move them over to the Urban Showcase section for original photography!
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