Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Vienna Sky Walkers - Marchfeldkanal # 2


Again a walk along Marchfeldkanal!
15 minutes by train from Vienna's city centre to Langenzersdorf.

The beginning of the canal is the starting point of our tour.

The canal was planned as a very ambitious project, it should be functional and also close to nature.

Well, I think it looks quite romantic!

Idyllic paths along the water,

and sometimes the canal broadens like a lake.

This is where we see our first Marchfeldkanal-Heron!

It looks romantic nearly all the time.
But sometimes the canal follows a noisy motorway.

You can't see it, but you hear it!

But here we take a nice picture:
Brigitte with her walking sticks and me with the camera in the mirror!

And here is also much room for climbing plants!
These blossoms looked so beautiful against the pale sky!

Then we pass by some "affordable apartments offered by housing cooperatives".
I don't know how to translate "Genossenschaftswohnungen",
nor does LEO online dictionary :)


There are some orchards nearby,
with black trunks and golden leaves.
The canal is still on the right side of the path.

Red vines climb along the fences,

Canada goldenrods (solidago canadiensis) and pale blue morning glories,

and some sunflowers .

We give up: it is raining so hard, we are wet all over!
Fortunately, the next bus stop is not far away!


The whole trip was within Vienna's city limits!

If you want to see our first trip along the canal from Deutschwagram to Vienna , please follow this link!

11 comments:

Brenda said...

A lovely walk, even in the rain.

Arija said...

Etwas feuchter, aber sooo schoener Spaziergang. Danke Dir recht schoen dass ich auch mitzuckeln durfte und eine andere Seite von Deinem schoenen Wien kennen lernen konnte.
Ich haette so gerne mein Kayak auf dem Kanal gepaddelt. Waere nur etwas umstaendiger auf dem Bus gewesen!

laughingwolf said...

excellent and remarkable, thx maria :)

Webradio said...

Hello Maria !

A lovely walk in Wien, ouah !
This town is very nice, and Your photos are beautiful...
See You later !

PJ said...

Don't you just love it when you can leave the busyness of the city while you're still in the city. The scenery is spectacular and I especially liked the details on the mirror.

marina said...

I'm impessed of the beauty of the nature and...of the big words you have ("Genossenschaftswohnungen"). How can you read all thiiiiiiis??

ayamlin said...

Hi maria!
it's interesting!
sunflowers and morning glories are blooming besides leave chaging color!
anyway, it's really beautiful!
thank you for posting beautiful pictures!I enjoyed seeing it:)

ayamlin said...

Hi maria!
it's interesting!
sunflowers and morning glories are blooming besides leave chaging color!
anyway, it's really beautiful!
thank you for posting beautiful pictures!I enjoyed seeing it:)

Wienermaedel said...

Schöne Bilder vom Marchfeldkanal - den müssen wir uns bei Gelegenheit näher anschauen.

Liebe Grüße

The Tile Lady said...

Just gorgeous photos, Maria! You have captured such lovely foliage and vines and scenes of Fall life. I was scrolling down and said to Mom, "Oh, they have sumac in Austria." Mom responded, "They have poke sallet in Monaco. That really was a surprise, too!" :-) She and my Dad were there in 1991. We Southerners (US) tend to think of poke sallet as a southern "thing." :-)It's very good eaten, but you should gather it in the early spring, and pour the first water off because it is very strong and hard on the system....but boiled poke sallet tastes like spinach. Just didn't know if you knew all that--a bit of trivia this Friday afternoon. :-)

Barbara Martin said...

Thank you for this informative and lovely walk through Vienna!