Friday, 31 October 2008

Vienny by night

My friend Brigitte and me walked along the Danube yesterday evening.
As we usually meet after work, it was already completely dark
and Vienna's city lights glittered in the water of the Danube.

Millenium Tower and reflections

A fisherboat

The air was so clear that I could take the photos without a tripod!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Halloween

Happy Halloween!
Witches are flying in Vienna's skies!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

My World Tuesday

I live with my husband and a cute little dog in Vienna, Austria.
I'd love to show you around!
Last Sunday we spent the afternoon on the outskirts of our city.
From Kahlenberg you have a beautiful view over the vineyards.

Over there you can see Leopoldsberg,
the second hill situated in the West of Vienna.

We spent the afternoon between the vineyards enjoying the autumn sun and the peaceful atmosphere.

Then we walked down the hills towards the city.

Please enlarge the above picture, it is my favourite!

Here in Kahlenbergerdorf, we reached the banks of the river Danube.
What you see on the other side of the river is still the city of Vienna.
It has nearly 2 million inhabitants!
That's big for an Austrian city!

What a beautiful autumn day!
The wine leaves had already turned yellow and red!

Go and check out more MyWorld images at the MyWorld Site!

Monday, 27 October 2008

Today's flowers - Lilies

These lilies were a gift from my dear hubby :)
They were so fresh and every single bud became a wonderful blossom.

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

A very appreaciated award!

I have been honoured with an award, the Kreativ Blogger Award,
by Laetitia from Malta Magic - Laetitia's World. Thank you so very much, Laetitia!

The award includes to list 6 things that make me happy. These are the things I love:

1. My husband, he often surprises me with a new book or an excellent meal :)
2. Of course my dog, she is so cute and a fabulous companion :>
3. Hiking in the mountains or in any other beautiful region at any weather.
4. Reading, it makes me forget about the world.
5. Taking photos: There is a trilling moment when everything is optimal and the picture looks great on the display of my camera.
6. Blogging! Why? Because of the lovely audience :)

My 6 chosen bloggers are:

Brenda from Arkansas at Whats UP down South
Denise from Virginia at An English Girl Gambles
Jan from California at The Prytz Family
Jennie from Ontario at Views From My Camera
Marie from Ouled Mgatel in Marocco at Près du puits
Nathalie from France at Avignon in Photos

So please pick up your award, put it on your side bar, link back to the person who awarded you, and pass on the award to 6 other bloggers - if you like to do so :)

Friday, 24 October 2008


The Eisriesenwelt is the largest system of ice caves on our planet.

At the end of the nineteenth century the caves were only known to hunters and poachers.
Only in the 1920's the first primitive climbing routes were established up to the cave and onwards into the interior.
In 1955 a cable-car provided an alternative to the steepest part of the climb (1084 m - 1586m).
The Eisriesenwelt is owned by the National Austrian Forestry Commission.

We visited the cave last summer when we spent two weeks in Austria's beautiful Salzkammergut.

The mouth of the cave is high up in Tennengebirge.

The labyrinth of caves is over 40 km long! We walked about 2 hours!

The next two pictures are borrowed from Eisriesenwelt's homepage.

Here you get an impression of the gigantic ice formations and the large number of steps leading through the cave.

Click on the photo above to see more phantastic pictures on Eisriesenwelt's homepage!
There is also information on the ice in the caves and the cave formation.

From the entrance you can enjoy exciting panoramic views of the Salzach valley when the weather is good.

This is the way down to the cable car station and the Salzach valley.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Mountain skies

The largest system of ice caves on our planet.
The rain was pouring down, and heavy clouds were rising towards the sky again.

Looking out of the entrance of the caves.

Some typical Alpine birds :)

I have posted more photos about the ice caves here!

For more skies around the globe visit Sky Watch Friday!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Morning and Evening

In the morning I walked our dog before I went to work.
My husband is ill, he has caught the flue, and so I care for the dog before going to work.
I take the camera with me - and catch the morning atmosphere with all that foggy blue hues.




Maybe you know it already :)

In the evening, after work, I take a walk with my skywalking friend Brigitte.
We walk along the river Danube because here are lights along the river.
We meet at 19:00,and it is completely dark.

But the modern architecture of the train station and the reflections of the street lights in the water of the Danube are spectacular.

Please enlarge the above photo because the reflections are stunning!

Vienna International Centre on the other side of the Danube,
its lights reflecting in the dark water.

We pass at least 10 ships with Danube tourists, most of them being anchored over night, but this one passing by.

And, at last, we pass the building site of a new station of the Underground line U2.
It looks impressing at night!

We conclude our walk with a glass of beer and a Paar Würstel in a traditional Viennese Gasthaus.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Today's flowers - Autumn Beauties

All pictures taken within Vienna's city limits today:
Kahlenbergerdorf, Leopoldsberg.

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