Saturday, 15 May 2010

Today's flowers - Wild roses and chestnut trees



The first rose bushes are blooming in Vienna! White and yellow, surrounded by lush green!

On my picture, the chestnut trees are still blooming. But today's cold rain has washed down the petals.
The icemen are doing their best!


You find flowers from all around the world here:


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sky Watch Friday - Sunset at the Danube


The weather forecast said rain,
but we enjoyed a wonderful sunset at the Danube yesterday evening.




Watch the sky all around the globe:

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Today's flowers - Peonies








In Vienna's Burggarten, peonies bloom beside chestnut trees and lilac.
It's the most beautiful season of the year now!





Enjoy flowers from all around the globe!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The first May day celebration in Vienna

For 120 years now, the European Social Democrats and Communists celebrate the International Workers Day on the first of May with demonstrative street parades.

In view of the financial crisis, traditional social values - Liberté, égalité, fraternité - and social security, have become relevant issues again.


This year's May Day celebrations in Vienna had a lot of retro atmosphere.


After all, a remarkable number of 100.000 participated in the parade along Vienna's Ringstraße and the final celebration at the Rathausplatz.


Ideology and reality were in harmony!













And this is the traditional end of the parade!