Tuesday, 30 June 2009

My World Tuesday - Copa Kagrana flooded

A sunken world:
Vienna's Beach Club area "Copa Kagrana" after 72 hours of rain!

"Copa Kagrana" is Vienna's humoristic allusion to Rio de Janeiro's Copa Cabana.
Kagran is the part of the 22nd District of Vienna next to that beach.

A pontoon bridge over the swollen New Danube
is completely under water.

Looking back from Reichsbrücke.

Danube cruisers are waiting to take up their journey for the Black Sea after the flood.

Donauinsel and the New Danube are part of Vienna's reliable flood protection system.
Copa Kagrana gets wet, while the city of Vienna stays dry!

More info about Vienna's Donauinsel here at Wikipedia.
Luckily, the Donauinselfest was not cancelled!
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Sunday, 28 June 2009


There's so much beauty in a white lily's tiny bud!

I love the soft light casting shadows on the flower heads.
My hub's totally stoned from their perfume!


Thursday, 25 June 2009

SWF - After the rain

Last weekend the rain began to fall.

After three days of heavy rain, there is high water in Vienna.

But the sky behind the lighthouse is marvellous :)

The Vienna Skywalkers watched the sky today on their weekly tour along the Danube!

Watch the sky around the globe at http://skyley.blogspot.com/!

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

I wish it was sunny!

Rain, rain, rain, heavy rain, that's all we have here now!
I wish it was sunny :)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Haas House and...

Haas House and St. Stephen's Cathedral

Haas Haus and St. Stephen's Cathedral

Haas Haus and St. Stephen's Cathedral

Haas House...


St. Stephen's


and the evening sun over the Graben!

Enjoy the summer evenings!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Today's flowers - The colours of summer

Today I spent a sunny afternoon with my family.
The garden was full of summer flowers.

Enjoy the beauty of flowers from all around the globe here:

Friday, 12 June 2009

Camera Critters - Swans

Swans on a pond in the Vienna Prater!
Aren't they cute fluffy brown little fuzzies?
And always hiding behind Mama Swan for protection.

Here's a link to this meme:

Thursday, 11 June 2009

SWF - Blushing sky

Some days ago the sky in Vienna seemed to blush like a young girl :)
Apricot-coloured sky!
Of course, I found a balcony for my princess!


Sunday, 7 June 2009

A Saturday morning stroll at Vienna's Naschmarkt

Imagine you live in a house like this with a beautiful balcony!

High above the busy traffic,

and pleasantly close to a busy market place!

Wiping the sleep out of your eyes, you enter the market,

you look around and think you are still dreaming!

Rich colours that make you smile

flowers as sweet as ice cream :)

lush colours of peonies and roses.

It's like a dream!

Stately villas along the street, Wienzeile, built around 1900,
everybody enjoying their stroll.

Look at the farmers' market:
veggies from the nearby Marchfeld, red and green, and so fresh!

First cherries from the Burgenland, and also some asparagus

neatly arranged with tomatos and cherries!

And, of course, the Mediterranean delicacies in abundance!

More summer flowers, arranged as if in a painting,

together with cherries, berries and peppers!

Ah, I'll buy some flowers for the balcony!

And maybe some strawberries for dessert?

And the onions, too, but just for their colour!

Some feathered spectators on the roof,
watching the scene!

We leave the crowded market and enter a side street.
Here, a street festival is in preparation!

Ah, let's have breakfast here, it looks so inviting!

Coffee please!
Wake me up! I'm still daydreaming!