Monday, 30 November 2009

Crystal lights...

Elegant candelabra above the Graben, Crystal lights in Kärntnerstraße, and big red balloons over Rotenturmstraße.
The City is prepared for the big Christmas sales!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Today's flowers - Hydrangea autumn style

Hydrangeas in autumn colours - but still charming!

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Autumn in the Vienna Woods - Peilstein

Schwarzensee am Peilstein

The small mountain Peilstein 716 m/2.350 feet high, with its breath-taking vertical cliffs, is a climber's paradise 40 km/22 miles southwest of Vienna, sourrounded by the soft rolling hills of the Vienna Woods.
In autumn, the bright colours of the beeches and the dark green pine trees make a nice contrast with the white limestone rocks.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Posing for "Camera Critters"

My D'Ora and a new friend posing for Camera Critters...

... and getting back to business as usual ;-)

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Autumn stroll in Vienna's Stadtpark

After crossing busy Ringstraße, you enter Stadtpark,
a green oasis right in the center of the city Vienna.

An Autumn stoll in Vienna's City Park -
the white architecture of the pavillons and the copper green balustrades and bridges make a nice contrast with the coloured leaves.
The river Wienfluss flows peacefully now, but the large river bed protects Vienna from floods in summer thunderstorms.
Here is a link to Wikipedia, if you are interested to know more about Vienna's Stadtpark!

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Today's flowers

One of the last fragile flowers before the cold season sets in.

This is apparently a Gaura lindheimeri (Prachtkerze).
Vienna's Stadtgartenamt (MA12, a department of the city administration) planted them this year on all the public flower beds in town.

Thank you Digital Flower Pictures for your hint!

Weekend reflections

Well, I think there are some Viennese mallards missing in this week's "Weekend reflections"!

The little pond in Stadtpark serves as a nice mirror for the lovely couple!

James at Newtown Area Photo has a meme called Weekend Reflections. Post a reflection during the week-end, log on at his site - and you're on.

Friday, 13 November 2009

A Dog's Life

When I leave my bed on Saturday mornings and cook some coffee in the kitchen, my doggy quickly jumps up into my warm bed and dozes under the blanket.

After returning from a stroll in the park, the big pillow on our sofa is D'Ora's favourite place for her afternoon naps :)