Donauinsel and Vienna

Power Plant FreudenauHere are some pictures of Vienna that I took before moving away from the city.

The first pictures, taken in March, are showing the Donauinsel (Danube Island), which is an artificial island for flooding protection, but also serves as a recreational area. It is pretty long though and from the eastern end you are already pretty close to the airport.

The second set of pictures (from July) were taken in the 2nd district, where Continue reading “Donauinsel and Vienna”

Flak Towers in the Augarten (Vienna)

G-Tower, AugartenFor years I was taking the tram line no. 5 on the way to the university, and I was always amazed by the contrast, that the Jewish private school to the L-tower in the Augarten is producing. This is especially true for the winter time, when the day light is rather low, and lights inside the school are turning the painted windows into a sea of life, where behind the school the monstrous tower is standing. Unfortunately, though several attempts, Continue reading “Flak Towers in the Augarten (Vienna)”

Testing My New Camera – Cobenzl and Leopoldsberg

After only 5 years my Canon Ixus Danubecamera broke, and since I was planning already to go for an extensive hiking trip to Russia, I felt like I need a new camera. I think it was time to shift to a SLR, since compact caermas are definetly too limited. So in order to see how hte new camera – a Nikon D60 – works, I went for a short trip in the surroundings of Vienna… Continue reading “Testing My New Camera – Cobenzl and Leopoldsberg”

Skiing in Tyrol

With two friends we went for a short skiing holiday to St. Johann in Tyrol. For the skiing we went either to the Fiberbrunn or Kitzbühl skiing area. One day it was snowing too much to be able to leave with the car, since the roads were not cleaned of snow and anyway there would have been no sight. So instead we helped a local farmer to feed game animals, going up on the alps with a tractor. So we still had a great day, even though without our skiers. Continue reading “Skiing in Tyrol”


My BootsIn Summer a friend of mine and I made an attempt to hike the summit of the mountain Säuleck. Unfortunately my hiking boots were a bit old already, so on the second day, after leaving from the Arthur von Schmid house the sole went of. It was not possible to continue the trip, thus we had to turn around. The shoes were so bad, that I had to take them off at some point and to continue barefoot. Continue reading “Säuleck”

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