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”

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