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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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VIENNA - 13th District (Hietzing)

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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.
HIETZING - 13th District





Area: 37,7 km²
Pop.: 51.100

Hietzing is the wealthiest district in town. Gorgeous architecture, castles, villas, conservative politicians. You name it, it's there.
I won't critisize Hietzing too much as I've got lots of friends living there...
Hietzing, like all of the outer western districts is actually an artificial conglomeration of former villages that were merged into Vienna about 100 years ago. It consists of the former villages of Hietzing, Unter Sankt Veit, Ober Sankt Veit, Hacking, Lainz and Speising.

Schönbrunn palace, the Austrian emperor's second castle in Vienna:




The vast gardens adjecent to Schönbrunn castle offer a lovely view of the city and the world's oldest zoo.


The Gloriette, an imperial pavillon on top of the hill:


Kamikaze squirrels:


Tiroler Garten, a farm building from Tyrol that was transferred to Vienna and now serves as an Austrian restaurant. Mmmmh...


Schönbrunn's botanical gardens:


Thepalm pavillon:


Hietzing's parish church:


The old center of the village of Hietzing:




I love that picture...


Altgasse, a nice Irish pub to the left:




The residence of the US ambassador to the right. On my stroll, I also found the embassies of Argentina and Bulgaria within about 100 meters...


The HQs of ORF, the Austrian broadcasting union (ÖsterreichischerRundfunk) on top of Küniglberg, one of many hills in Hietzing.






You can nearly smell the wealth.


Loads of green areas, making the district very livable, despite all the dog shit. You just need to watch your steps... :


That arrogant pseudo-Scnadinavian Half-German (really!) blonde guy again...




Tramline 60:




The new railway tunnel under construction to the right:




The tramway station (line 62) in front of Hietzing hospital, infamous for42 murders by nurses in the late 80s.... Creppy. Today, though, I can assure you, it's a world class hospital.




Now we're moving more and more towards to the west, more and more towards the woods, which make up for 71 percentof Hietzing's area.
You're really living remotely here... I probably couldn't survive here...


Good night, everybody...


At least you can see the gorgeous Wienerberg towers and smell a hint of urbanity...:








Crossing Roter Berg (Red Mountain, literally, actually it's more a hill...)


A lovely view across Vienna from the place where my mates and I celebrated our final High School Exams by burning our books, drinking LOTS of beer and enjoying the night time view... (Matura in Austria, or "Abitur" in Germany...)


You can see my house. More of that tomorrow (14.,Penzing):




Mmmmh...




Ober Sankt Veiter Bierstube, a great pub. hard to say how many hours I've spent here...








It's still Vienna, a EU capital, believe me...!










Looking towards the NW, the western parts of 14.,Penzing and the Lower Austrian comunity of Purkersdorf:


Looking into Lainzer Tiergarten, a HUGE forest and nature reserve, making up for more thatn the half of the district, a true paradise, quiet and green..


Crossing the Wienfluss (Vienna river) that is actually nothing more than a creek that's crossing the whole western city. In early spring it's quite spectacular, though... Moreover, it's the border between 13.,Hietzing (right) and 14.,Penzing (left, my district...)


And that is the end of that!
Hope you liked it, PLEASE COMMENT!!!
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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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Wo sind die Leute, die denen Bezirk wohnen? Man sieht ja nur Fassaden...

I glaube, der Herr Photograph sei Na(r)zistisch
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Old September 19th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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Nanana, passns amoi auf... I wer eahna no zeign, wer do narzisstisch is. Und de Klammer und de Nazi-Onspülung kennans eahna a spoarn...

Seriously, Hietzing resembles a cemetary. When I'm visiting friends and returning late at night, I feel like a zombie...
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 03:24 AM   #4
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Seriously, Hietzing resembles a cemetary. When I'm visiting friends and returning late at night, I feel like a zombie...
Komm´s mit zum EKH in Favoriten und wir können über die Pläne vom neuen Zentralfriedhof in Hietzing reden.


Though it wasn´t that "Americanized" suburb, I´ve seen much worse in the vicinity of Vienna.
Somehow Vienna was "lucky" not to expand from 1920 and onwards, it preserved many buildings which otherwise would have been replaced with Grossfeldsiedlung x10 in the 1960´s like in the rest of the world, or something like that.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 04:10 AM   #5
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thats a beautiful city !
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 05:38 AM   #6
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More great work!!! Just out of interest, which particular districts are considered to be poorer or richer??? It seems like there is a mixture of the wealthy and the more working class in some of the districts. Are there any "ghettos" in Vienna???
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Old October 19th, 2007, 01:33 AM   #7
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More great work!!! Just out of interest, which particular districts are considered to be poorer or richer??? It seems like there is a mixture of the wealthy and the more working class in some of the districts. Are there any "ghettos" in Vienna???
Poor, according to income, are Bezirke/districts like nr 2 (Leopoldstadt, "Poldistadt"), nr 10 Favoriten (many immigrants from Turkey/ex-Yugoslavia + anarchists/artistic community), 11 Simmering (most famous for der Zentralfriedhof, city cementary, though), 15 Rudolfsheim- Fünfhaus, 16 Ottakring, 17 Hernals and 20 Bigittenau. Parts of 21-22 Florisdorf and Donaustadt could perhaps qualify to this list.

The more affluent parts are the districts 4-9, 1 (but of course),13-14 and 18-20.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 03:25 AM   #8
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ist doch schee...
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Old October 19th, 2007, 09:41 PM   #9
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You like that word, hob i net woar??
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Old October 20th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #10
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I just want to congratulation David for going out there to take photos of these incredible districts. Its been an amazing tour all along. Please do more districts. Thanks.
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Old October 20th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #11
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what a grand city
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Wow, simply amazing. Wien is seemingly one of the most interesting (and definitely one of the most underrated) metropolises in Europe.
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