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Old September 26th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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VIENNA - 14th District (Penzing:my district)

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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.
PENZING - 14th District





Area: 33.96 km²
Pop.: 83.200

This is a special thread for me as it shows the world places that I hold close to my heart. I've spent all my life here in Penzing and despite the district not being the most beautiful or a least a hyped area, I still love it.

See that open window with all the green stuff? I'm sitting there right now, compiling this report. In front of my house: Penzing trainstation:


My elementary school, just some hundred meters away: (Yes, it's blue. It was designed by Gustav Peichl, the architect who also built Vienna's Millenium Tower.)


Penzing's old chapel:


Like all outer districts, the 14th was formed out of several old villages and settlements.This is the historic center of Penzing:




Every part of town got its share of 70s/80s residential architecture:




Goethe-Gymnasium, my high school. **** this place!
Nah, wasn't that bad. But it's better once you've left.


We were lucky enought to have two football grounds:


Hadikgasse, important east-west connection along the river Wien which is the border between Penzing and Hietzing:


Hütteldorf train station, which serves...


...Hanappi-Stadion, Vienna's second football stadium. It's the home ground of SK Rapid Wien. Love'em.






Linzer Straße:


Mariabrunn church, already quite far out in the west:


Hadersdorf-Weidlingau (aka Ha-Wei), another one of the old villages that make up Penzing today:


Ha-Wei station, recently refurbished:


Wolfersberg, a typical white-bread residential area in the hills. Without a car, you're ****ed. US suburbs galore.




At least the scenery is nice:


Two villas, both designed by Otto Wagner:




Along Hüttelbergstraße:


A lovely restaurant, we celebrated our final exams there. How time goes by...that was well over a year now....


Baumgarten area:


A rather cool school:


Baumgarten cemetary:




Baumgartner Höhe hospital, also mainly designed by Otto Wagner:


An amazing view, all the way to the 12th and 23rd districts in the south:


Otto Wagner's masterpiece, the fin-de-siècle church:


The Steinhofgründe, a major park at the district's northern border. This is the view to the west, towards the Lower Austrian countryside:


Towards the east, including Stephansdom and the Happel-Stadion (if you look closely):


16.,Ottakring to the left, 14.,Penzing to the right:


Hanusch hospital:


Hütteldorfer Straße:




New commieblocks:


Old commieblocks:


The much denser east of the district makes you forget the lush woods and rolling hills at the outskirts:




Looking towards Schönbrunn (13th).




OMG!




This part of Penzing is highly multi-cultural and visually not too attractive:




Reinlgasse:


The Technical Museum:


The embassy of North Korea:


A mainline railway bridge:


Linzer Straße:


An S-Bahn bridge:



Hope you enjoyed this stroll through my district!
Please comment!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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Nice pics mate!

Some parts kinda reminds me of Sweden
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #3
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Really nice district, i could live there i think!
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Old September 28th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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Beautiful...looks so pleasant!
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Old September 29th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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It looks really nice !

I always like to see shots like this, it shows how "normal" people areas looks like.

There could be just few modern buildings and then i'll find it even better, but its still nice with clean streets and renovated buildings.

PS> a little Off topic,if i could ask - which club has more fans in vien- Rapid or Austria ? Is Vien devided into 2 parts- one supports Rapid and seccond Austria, or is it for example that diffrent groups of society supports diffrent club ?
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Old September 29th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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PS> a little Off topic,if i could ask - which club has more fans in vien- Rapid or Austria ? Is Vien devided into 2 parts- one supports Rapid and seccond Austria, or is it for example that diffrent groups of society supports diffrent club ?
The Rapid fans are more passionate and much more aware of the huge traditional value of the club.
You could say that the west of the city is green (Rapid) and the east is violet (Austria).
Generally, Rapid tends to attract working class people, while Austria is the bohemian club. Of course, this is not entirely accurate, but at least it's not totally untrue.

Rapid, however is the Austrian club with the highest attendance in the Austrian league and Austria-wide the team with the most supporters.

Austria stands for the more commercialized kind of football, while Rapid stands for tradition and continuity.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 06:17 PM   #7
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Ok, thanks a lot - good to know

Austrian football used to be a bit more popular here few years ago, but i never had chance to read about fans.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 07:29 PM   #8
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wonderful...wien really is one of the grand cities of europe!
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 01:31 AM   #10
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maybe it'll surprise you what i'll say right now you but Minor Poland's cities and towns, where i currently live, present themselves very similar to the most of places that have been shown on your pics --- i can call that a central European's architecture resemblance -
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 02:38 AM   #11
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Vienna is such a beautiful and grand city. Even the outlying areas are graceful!! They were some of the more tasteful commieblocks I have seen. Everything looks so orderly and clean. What surprised me the most when I was in Vienna was the number of older buildings even in the periphery. Perhaps they are remnants of older villages and settlements???
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 02:43 AM   #12
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That's right. Lots of the old structures were not destroyed but just incorporated into the city. So, today you find old village centers in the middle of developing areas and you might think they are a little out of place...
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When do you add next thread? I've been waiting for a long time. Over two months.

Where do the richest people in Vienna live in? Which district of Vienna has the most luxury houses?
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Old December 19th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #14
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Alright. I've got some time tonight. (Sadly?)
I did the 15th quite a while ago (September?), so I'll compile the thread now and post it.

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Must be either the 13th (Hietzing) or the 19th (Döbling, still to come).
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Cool pics Bahnsteig4 ... This one is my Disctrict too! Love Penzing
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #16
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These look self taken, so I will move it over to the new Urban Showcase! Let me know if they are by someone else.
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