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This old house in the 17th district...

... holds a secret...

... a beautiful backyard garden:

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Old house- and churchdoors in the 2nd district:

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Thank you all for your nice response and the likes! :)

Beautiful! more photos,please! :)
Your wish is my command! ;-)

The following photos are from today.

The Little Meidling adventure - Part 1

Why adventure? ;-) I like to stroll through parts of my city where I've never been before. Love to get lost a little bit and get fresh new impressions.
Today, like most of the times, I finally found myself in a part of the district which I knew and found my way home without asking passengers where to go...

Meidling is the 12th district of Vienna.
Today I was there at a doctor's and then strolled through some streets which were completely new for me.

Some shadows caught my eye...

... found a church all in white...

... and a refreshingly colorful house...

... found my shadow haunting an empty shop... ;-)

... strolled over a nice market...

... found this typical "working-men-inn", where you can eat "gebackenes Hirn", which means "baked animal brain". ;-)
The Viennese cuisine in former centuries was famous for offal.

I strolled through busy Meidlinger Hauptstraße, the main street of the district...

... and met a guy who obviously was as fascinated by display dummies as myself. ;-)

Part 2 will follow. :)
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The Little Meidling adventure - Part 2

I met the Queen of Snow... ;-)

... saw some people take a fast food-break while the winter light enchanted the place...

Perhaps not the most beautiful place in Vienna, but the sunlight gave it a kind of magic...

In the backstreets of Meidling...

I reached a Christmas Market with a carousel for the children...

Finally I reached the "Wienfluss", a region which I knew.
Doves enjoy the sun on the banks of the "River Vienna":

I met a nice guest from northern regions...

At some places you feel the time stand still...
Here we look towards the 15th district:

Some houses have wonderful backsides... ;-)

Ten minutes later I reached tramway 58 and was on my way home...
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Thank you all for your nice respond! :)
Now there will follow a series in black and white.


Mystic cloud and lantern

Bride and groom

Room with a view ;-)

If he could, he would fly...

Just a wonderful day...

The silence
(shady pond)

House of the doves

The bride

Woman with snake

"Mountain picnic" under the moon ;-)

This is my personal Venus ;-)
(reminds me of the opera "Tannhäuser")

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very beautiful images of Venice in black and white!
First of all thank you for your nice reply!

Venice = gondola, pasta
Vienna = Fiaker, Schnitzel :)


More black & white...


Walking the dog


Springtime in the park ;-)

In the park

Two riders

The passage

Poor man sleeping in the park

Woman with dog

Modern sculpture

The escalator

Waiting for the tram

Train- and Underground Station "Hütteldorf"

Two young muslims visiting the Parliament

More of b/w to come on another day!
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Thank you all for visiting and commenting this thread! :)

Here come the last few b/w pics.

Art Nouveau Pavillon in "Stadtpark" above the "Vienna River" (Wienfluss)

(No, it's not Palermo. ;-))

This female figure in "Stadtpark" is called "Donauweibchen".
An old story tells that the female water ghost once drew a young fisherman into the floods of the River Danube...

Two Impression of Vienna's "Rathaus" (Town Hall)

Beautiful tree shadow and modern buildings

At the River Danube.
In the ship there is a school.

Shadows near a bridge over "Wienfluss" (Vienna River)

Two impressions of the Underground No. 4 passing a bridge over "Wienfluss":

At long distances the Underground No. 6 does not go under ground - there
it uses the railway line of former "Stadtbahn":

This glass roof protects the elevators which lead down to Underground U3 and U6 near "Westbahnhof" (Western Railway Station).

"Theseustempel" with piece of art by Edmund de Waal, an artist whom I like very much:

At the door of "Minoritenkirche" (Minorites Church), one of the oldest churches in Vienna (and church of the Italians in Vienna):

One of the oldest parts of the City - "Griechengasse" (Greek Lane)

In front of our Parliament: Pallas Athene with upcoming thunderstorm:

Next photos will be completely different. ;-)
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Sometimes in this thread I will show you a Vienna that most tourists do not see.
We will look at old and new buildings and sometimes do a glance into shop windows.

I will take you on a trip with tramway No. 49 from "Hütteldorf" to "Urban Loritz-Place". Many pictures speak for themselves, sometimes I will comment.

Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 1

Prilisauer, a traditional Viennese restaurant (since 1883): "Schnitzel" and beer - and much more. ;-)

Church St. Andrew

Building Linzer Street No. 375: Secession (built 1902, two impressions)


Here one of Vienna's old soccer stadions, the "Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadion",
makes place for the new "Allianz Stadion":

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Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 2

Modern church "Zu den vier Heiligen Evangelisten" in "Oberbaumgarten" (two impressions)

Vienna obviously has underground inhabitants. ;-)
Near the church some animals (Hamster?) digged big holes into the ground under a tree.

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Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 3

Hanusch Hospital


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Thanks for 'liking' part 1 and 2! :)

Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 4

The backyard-view of houses with their many chimneys - for me this is typical Vienna.
Not the Vienna of the tourists, but the "Everyday-Vienna" of the people, who live here.

Nice door, but shock colour! ;-)

This impressive building is a Fitness Center (3 pics)

We continue our "tram-49-trip"...

"Schnellbahn"-Station "Breitensee"

Tramstation "Breitensee"

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Thank you all for looking and liking!

Nice photos and nice way to see (mostly) 'the every day Vienna', as you put it yourself:)
I thank you very much, Hardcore Terrorist! :)

I will continue with

Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 5

Until now tram 49 crossed district "Penzing", so called "better living areas" (sorry for my bad English ;-), I hope it is understandabel).
Better here means more expensive, the nearer you come to Viennas green belt, the "Wienerwald" (Vienna Woods).

Now we reach district "Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus", and the nearer wie come to the "Gürtel" (the second big street belt of Vienna besides the noble "Ringstraße",
with enormous traffic), the more "bad" and cheaper the living area turns.
Which does not mean that the cheaper parts of town are not worth living or not interesting!

Following pics were made around tramstation "John Street".

We here are in a higher part of Vienna, so from many side streets you have a fine view
to the lower parts, here to the Skyscrapers of "Wienerberg City":

The following Pictures all are taken on "Kardinal Rauscher Place".
The church in the Background is the neogothic "Regina Martyrium".
We are her in the part of the 15th district called "Rudolfsheim".

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Little trip with tramway No. 49 - part 6

Still at "Kardinal Rauscher Place":

Now we've reached "Urban Loritz Place" (serveral impressions):

This is Viennas main Library:

Our little tram-trip is ending here:
"Bitte alles aussteigen!" ;-)

Tram No. 49 crosses the "Gürtel" at Urban Loritz Place and follows Westbahn Street through the nice 7th district into the City.
The 7th district I will show you another time - perhaps the most "crazy" of all districts. :)
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"Am Lugeck" - part 1

Near this nice old passage...

... and near this beautiful house at "Lugeck" (1st district)...

... in the old town of Vienna...

... you find the perhaps most loveable store window in whole Vienna. :)
See for yourself:

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"Let me be your teddybear..." *sing* ;-)

"Am Lugeck" - part 2

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Thanks, Christos, thanks everybody for looking and liking! :)

Again something completely different.
Vienna has so many faces...

Sometimes in the fog Vienna's Skyscrapers are sourrounded by an atmosphere like in a science fiction film.
I like that very much. :)
Yesterday at "Donaucity", where you can find Vienna's highest building, the DC Tower,
it was such a foggy "science fiction-day". ;-)
Here are some impressions.

Donaucity - part 1

District: 22nd ("Donaustadt")
Underground: U1 (Station "Kaisermühlen - Vienna International Center")
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Donaucity - part 2

This is Austrias tallest, DC Tower 1, 220 metres high.

A "dark eminence", this black tower in the fog... ;-)

There is more to come later.
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Thank you all for liking! :)

really, another universe... fog, puddles, no snow... Happy Xmas!
Oh yes, and don't forget the aliens. ;-)
We will meet some of them in

Donaucity - part 3

Let's take another look at the mystic world of fog...

All sculptures in this part are by the Austrian artist Bruno Gironcoli.

Maybe some of you who have seen the film "Alien" and love the art of H.R. Giger will like the one or the other of these pictures too.
By the way, today the same weather in Vienna. ;-)
I love fog, perhaps because I'm born in November.
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Donaucity looks awful imho...but fortunately Vienna has a gorgeous human-scale city for the most part.
Donaucity looks much friendlier without fog. ;-) But at that day I enjoyed that
empty, lonely and strange feeling the fog gave to this place.
Don't know how it feels to live there, but as a visitor the area always is very
exciting to me. It is still in development I think.

Donaucity - part 4

Sculpture by Bruno Gironcoli (3 impressions)

Space for more skyscrapers... ;-)

The dark building at the right is a church; in the background a part of the Uno City:

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Vienna today - part 1

Town hall with Christmas Market, seen from the stairs to "Burgtheater", Viennas most famous theatre

Winter blossom

Town hall

View from "Mölkerbastei", a very old part of Vienna, to the University

"Mölkerbastei" (4 impressions)

All pics today were made in 1st district:

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