Monday, September 26, 2011

wiener weinwandertag

once a year there is the wiener weinwandertag 'wine hiking day' in the hills of vienna (well, its actually two days and it was this weekend). a friend organised a group of 13 people together and we set off from neustift am walde in the direction of nussdorf along the trail (there are two routes to take). we actually only made it half way before it got dark as we were enjoying the 'wine stops' along the way a little too much! maybe we will make the full 10.8km next year?!

it was a beautiful sunny day and i got to enjoy my first glass of sturm of the season!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


not much photo taking this weekend. only these pictures which were all taken on saturday which involved another visit to the westlicht to see the current world press photo exhibition, and an afternoon drink in a favourite little cafe of mine called espresso. the photography exhibition is really excellent and well worth a visit. some of the images evoke such emotion. i actually had to fight back tears!

the rest of the weekend was pretty much spent watching a crazy amount of sport! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


last weekend was a lot of fun. we did a few new things... went to our first austrian football match (to see rapid vienna play), visited floridsdorf (21st district) for the first time and went to the arena for the first time (the arena is a really great venue. a former slaughter house, it became occupied by activists in the 1970's who campaigned to rescue the area for youth and alternative culture. the old graffitied brick buildings now house several areas for events. really cool).

we also watched the rugby world cup on tv, hung out with friends, wandered around in the sunshine and walked in the park.

the band austra were fantastic live. the lead singers voice is really quite mesmerising.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

sunday by the water

cherry beer in a can. YES, in a can!

sunday was a beautiful day and so we took the u bahn to the alte donau (somewhere we had never been before). it was so lovely watching all the boats out on the sparkly water. we were unprepared and kev wasn't feeling very well so we didn't hire a boat ourselves.... but i'm desperate to! alas, summer may now have passed me by.