Tuesday, July 27, 2010

seaside, as we (don't) know it

How long has it been? Two years? Or three? 

This shore of see comes with memories, some more recent, some already fading. 
It looked different. More crowded, noisier, a bit confusing since all the people were going around in a totally non-understandable frenzy.

An 80s feeling, a 2010 mess: welcome! This is the Romanian side of the Black Sea!

Monday, July 26, 2010

beyond the thorns

Who said there is only sunny weather? Amidst the storm I'll get good hold even on the thorniest of bushes if this saves me from being taken away.

I'll stay. This time, this is my instinct.

Today's Flowers.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

summer in the city

For those still confused, there have been some signs installed to give directions where to find the summer at its best. Nevertheless, the city itself screams with sun and hot weather. Sweaty tourists carrying bottles of water walk like zombies towards the next museum. The shadow provided by art is very sought-after these days. Picasso must be happy. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

summer on the hills

Here is simple to enjoy the summer. Hide between the rows in the vineyard and have a nice chat with the grapes about the flavour of the wine to come. Lie down, watch the sky and enjoy the sounds. Nothing fancy, everything is soft. The only one that is loud and clear here is yourself. Just listen. The road cannot be far away...

lookin' for the road

A simple story: the road you should walk on is yours to find. No one can point it to you on the map. You have to fight and struggle and cry and scream to find it, and once you've found it, oh, well... just keep it.

At crossroads, decisions don't come easy, but they are better that no decision at all.

My road was long ago already found. Somehow, I chose to lose it. From an unjustified fear, I guess. And now I must chase the dust away from my compass, and even from my old map, and try to find it again. If I could only shake the fear away! I'll get a good hold again on my trusted guiding hand (hold me tight!), I'll accept the fact that some things cannot be changed. But no one can show me the road. I and only I am supposed to sniff the old traces leading me back. With a new mind.

(Don't mind the words, I just had to say it. Even thou I know it makes no sense to you :)... My World is a bit confused right now.)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

lawfully wedded

My friend Topolina will be married in the church today. I wish them both - her and her soon "lawful wedded husband" happiness and understanding.

A post taking part into the B&W weekend meme.

Friday, July 16, 2010

sun watching

Oh, well... due to the current situation I am rather moon watching, and then sleeping while the sun is shining :)). My friend Topolina is getting married tomorrow, but we started the party already on Wednesday night...

Let the party continue!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Drachen Sachen and Other Wondrous Things about Summer

Stories about kites and other flying dragons? What are these people thinking about? I cannot deny that maybe up there, in the wind, the sun burns not so hot. Or that you can take a sip from a cloud somewhere, tasting like some other continent. Who knows what stories these flying things can tell? But, well... you know... I choose to think about more serious and down-to-earth things... like sipping a marvelous ice coffee at one of these bars in MuseumsQuartier...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

cool place for the hot days

This is our place of parade: all the cool people must show up here in summer. If you have a trendy new dress and don't show it here, oh, well, you bought it for nothing... ;). Of course you can also bring your flip-flops, but hey, from time to time it's nice to show up, to see and be seen, isn't it?
Mole West at Lake Neusiedler, Burgenland, Austria for Watery Wednesday.

Monday, July 12, 2010

the gold of Burgenland (2)

Summer all over the place, turning the landscape in gold with every touch. Sun- kissed hills and blessed valleys. It's hot, but we like it like this, because our sun melts the gold and turns it into honey.

Burgenland, in the fields. That's my world, not only on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

wild thing

If you want to feel the summer at its best, go to the fields. Not so early in the morning, the crickets still tell their stories and the sun burns not so badly. The eyes of both the photographer and the camera try hard to capture all the beauty of the season. Just don't be surprised then, when you find yourself humming "wild thing, you make my heart sing"...

Today's Flowers.

another day, another crowd

Crowds - one would say - are perfectly homogenous gatherings, where one can get lost and mingled. Mixed too - more like mixed up... It's hard to get a face - especially if they are crowds of tourists, since all their faces are turned to some amazing statue or the like. But then, in all this confusion of hair and caps and hats, some faces show up, a bit bored perhaps, or drowned in boredom. Boredom? In Vienna? don't think so... Maybe just dreaming of another Leberkäsesemmel ;)...
In the sun, at Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

All these tourists...

Vienna is packed with tourists. They flock especially downtown, where most of the attractions are. All nationalities of the world come together in a Babel-like chaos. Every here and there a red umbrella shows you not that it's going to rain, but who's the guide of the group. And the locals? Mostly indifferent, already used with the exclamations of the foreigners, they cannot help sometimes to wonder: "Where do all these tourists come from?"...

For B & W Weekend.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Boat-spotting, silver-spotting, taking a deep breath from the air smelling like water and summer. Enjoy the colours, feel the day.

Sky-watching & co. at lake Neusiedl, Burgenland, Austria.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

savoir vivre a la Viennese

Having a sun bath, reading the newspaper, surfin' the internet, gossiping with your friends or simply sleeping in the grass. You can do that in Vienna and nobody will think you're crazy. They'd probably think that if you don't do it :)).
PS: the guy in the second photo does not have a beer next to him, but a bottle of Hohes C orange juice :))

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

best place to be

On Friday was really hot. So was on Saturday and Sunday. Today I got soaking wet when a huge rain came down unexpectedly. I felt like these guys in the fountain! But I'm telling you, on Friday I envied them for being in that fountain...

Photographed at Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria. For Watery Wednesday.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Schönheit in Bewegung

Summer in the city. Short skirts and pretty girls. And, of course, the admiring public. That's my world - not only on Tuesday - that's Vienna in the summer.

Belvedere: beautiful views

The beautiful gardens of Belvedere Palace in Vienna, Austria. For Today's Flowers.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

the weekend sounds so good

A lazy summer afternoon. What to do? What to do? Sit back, relax and enjoy the sun. Happy Sunday, everyone!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

the gold of Burgenland

This is a picture taken from the bus. It's right before one enters town. Be it winter or summer, the place is one of those that look beautiful no matter what. Usually - if I have the camera with me - I simply forget to take it out, because I am just starring out of the window. This Tuesday I had the camera out the whole way back so here it is: the gold of Burgenland.

brown beauties

The Fiaker station next to Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria.