Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pink Saturday: how sweet the pink

My pink post for the Pink Saturday features one of the Viennese landmarks: the sweets producer Manner - famous creator of the Manner-Schnitten (click the link). The photo above is the little Manner train in the Prater amusement park, and below is the logo of the flagship store in the Stephansplatz.
Again, this is a scheduled post, as I am currently offline in a holiday. Upon my return, I'll come and check out your pink posts!
Make sure to visit Beverly HERE or by clicking the pink logo above, if you want to see more cheerful pink posts. Happy Pink Saturday!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Faak am See: 2008

Starting with today, what you see is scheduled posts. I am riding the bike at Faak am See, but for sure upon my return I will come and visit your pages again, and share new bike photos.
Happy Sky Watch Friday!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

guest photographer: Ana M.F. and setting up a tent

Again a photo from my friend. In this trip they stayed in a tent. Please witness the process of creating a shelter for the night :). I am not really sure that they were really sure how to do this... but I was informed that they managed in the end (huge smile).
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, August 25, 2008

guest photographer: Ana M.F. @ today's flowers

Today I start a series of photos belonging to my friend Ana M.F. She will be my guest photographer for almost the entire week. The photos were taken recently on a trip she had in the northern part of the Moldova region, in Romania.
Enjoy!
The photo featured today is also a part of

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Neusiedler Stadtfest: Camera Critters with Camel (CCC)

Another CCC today: a camel that I spotted in the middle of the festival. For sure, people were all around. As a supporter of the animal rights, I always have my doubts when I see such a thing, but on the other hand, Austria is a country that takes care about its animals, so this one was not abused, or tired, or in bad shape. Maybe just a little bit bored... :)
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pink Saturday: pink punk

These guys did not play any punk music. It's just me, looking for a pretty title for the post :). I wanted some pink photo, and I found this one, from one of the many concerts that took place at the Neusiedl am See City Festival. I am a fan of the lights on the stage, always looking cool. So this pink fascicle just fitted perfectly into the theme.
Happy Pink Saturday! More you find by clicking the small pink image/logo above. Thanks, Beverly, for hosting us!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Neusiedler See: Sky Watch(ing) from the boat

Sky watching on the Neusiedler See: what other good thing to do at the beginning of the weekend, than to get on your boat and sail?...
Happy Sky Watch Friday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vienna: colourful

I have a passion for handbags - all shapes and sizes, all colours, they are never too many, just too less :). So there is no wonder my eye was caught by these colourful funky bags on Mariahilferstrasse in Vienna.
Happy Wednesday!PS: ... hence, I read this blog: http://www.onemorehandbag.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Neusidler Stadtfest: Volkstanzgruppe (2)

Again the Volkstanzgruppe. A funny bunch, as a mentioned, with a really contagious passion for dance!The picture below is from the Stadtfest in 2007. No clue why this year I didn't see them wearing these wonderful costumes... Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stadtfest Neusiedl am See - more photos

I think I will keep posting photos from the Stadtfest Neusiedl am See 2008, because they are too many, and too nice :), and I really liked being there. So here we go again, with some funny stuff this time: a head (scalp?!) massager. The people looked like enjoying it. And well, in spite of my promise to M. not to say that this was taking place in Austria (hihihi), here are the photos!
Happy week ahead!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Burgenland wine: the treasure room

Weinwerk: Here you can shop for wine, drink and listen to live music. They are the owners of a wonderful place (the pink bottles were find here), at first sight a little bit too glass & steel for the taste of the traditionalist wine lover. But once you get past this first impression you find a place to enjoy, a place where wine is at its best. (Link only in German). Happy Sunday!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Burgenland wine: pink & flavour

"Who loves not wine, women, and song, remains a fool his whole life long!" Johann Heinrich Voss
I found this great idea at Beverly's place, that is a Pink Saturday. Here is my contribution, in the shape of one of the most appreciated products of the Austrian region of Burgenland: wine.And here is where the wine comes from: another image of the vineyards around the Neusiedler lake.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Austria: sky watch & sky watchers

Neusiedler Stadtfest: At first, when I saw the crane, I thought is for bungee jumping. But it was for sightseeing. I did not dare to climb so high, but the view must have been incredible.And this guy in Vienna, I guess he was watching the eclipse (no, he wasn't sleeping :) ). Nice observation point.
Happy sky watch!
PS (but not less important): the above award I've got from Vienna Daily Photo, and I am really happy to post it and sent it to Lara, Meda M, Jackie, Sonia, Sandy, Leena, HPY, Alice in Singapore, Alice of Arradon & Louise!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Neusiedler See

A perspective over the lake Neusiedl and the vineyards on the hills next. A wonderful place, where you can also take the bicycle and make a tour around the lake.
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Neusidler Stadtfest: Volkstanzgruppe

This is the first of the nice and funny pictures of the Folk Dance Group attending the festival (the link is in German). We saw them last year, too - they are a bunch that knows good fun! I really liked the face of this guy: Spaß pur/ pure fun!
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Neusiedler Stadtfest: fun for kids

Austria is a very family & children friendly place. Lots of fun was hence provided for the little ones also during this festival.

Plus, my contribution toFlowers in Sighisoara.
Happy week ahead!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

08.08.08 Sky Watch: Solar eclipse in Vienna

Last Friday (the first day of August) I witnessed in Vienna a partial solar eclipse. A great natural event, in the awsome Viennese scenery. Professional sky watchers quickly gathered in Heldenplatz, with telescopes and all, to enjoy the eclipse at the best. Now it's your turn to see this!
Happy Friday! (PS: nice date today, 08.08.08...)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Vienna: MQ/MUMOK

One of my favourite places: Vienna's Museums Quartier (click the link for more info). A trip here without at least a cup of coffee and few hours viewing an exhibition is no-can-do.

Above: the entrance from Mariahilferstrasse.
Below: inside MQ.
Clicking on the MUMOK & Museumsquartier labels below, you will see my other posts relatd to this topic.
The benches that you see have a different colour each year. This year they are sort of a lavender. Last year they were sort of beige (as you can see in the picture below).A great place to sit and relax, have a refreshing drink, read something and get a real feeling of the ongoing cultural events.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

a little bit of Austria, too: Stadtfest Neusiedl am See

The Harley Davidson week is less than a month away. I am already roaring, and I think I'll start the countdown soon :). The tight leather trousers are already prepared in the wardrobe in Austria (checked them out this past weekend). The bike is still sleeping in the garage, but not for long. Till then, here you have a bit of Austrian town festival.
Happy Wednesday!

Here they are, a walking (?!) table and chair. For sure you get scared when all of the sudden they start moving :)!
No festival without a little bit of rain :)...