Thursday, October 23, 2008

another sunset


I don't know if I'll ever get tired of the view from our balcony. Especially as the sun is setting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kleines Café

Kleines Cafe

Brian and I haven't visited this cafe, but I think we should make a point of stopping there. This is how Lonely Planet describes it:

Designed by architect Hermann Czech in the 1970s, the Kleines Café exudes a bohemian atmosphere reminiscent of Vienna's heady Jugendstil days. It's tiny inside, but the wonderful summer outdoor seating on Franziskanerplatz is arguably the best in the Innere Stadt.
It sounds like just our kind of place, don't you think?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fog on the Danube

Danube in fog

It's been really foggy here lately -- and not just in the morning. This photo of the Danube River was taken around noon. Here's the same view on a sunny day: New Blue Danube.

Monday, October 20, 2008

On the beaten path

wooded path

I was hoping for more reds and oranges. Still, it was a nice walk.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Taking a short break

My schedule is a little crazy this week and I think I may be running out of photos. So I'm taking a break. Hopefully we'll be back to regular programming next week, so check back on Monday.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Austrian village


This is a photo of the village from the balcony of the hotel where the retreat was located. It was taken early in the morning as the fog was rising.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Milk princess


Several of the cows where wearing flowers on their head on Monday when they came down from the mountains. One cow had on much larger head gear, but she refused to pose for a photo. Someone told me that she was the milk queen -- the cow that had produced the most milk over the past year. So I thought perhaps this cow was the milk princess.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Men in tights


Well, not really tights, but lederhosen. I couldn't resist a photo and these two were more than happy to comply when I asked nicely. In fact, the guy on the left borrowed someone's hat to get a more traditional look. I thought they just dressed like this for the festival, but I continued to see guys in leather pants throughout the week.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Filzmooser band


Last Monday, the village had a big celebration where they brought the cows down from the mountain for the winter. I missed the arrival of the cows, but I got to see the band play for a while.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Room with a view


I spent last week at women's retreat with other women from churches in Germany and Austria. It was a great week and a beautiful location. This is the view from the balcony of my hotel room. The mountain is called Bischofsmütze (or Bishop's Mitre) because it looks like a Bishop's hat.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fernwärme Wien

Fernwärme Wien

And yet another view of Fernwärme Wien. This is the last one.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fernwärme Wien

Fernwärme Wien

This is another view of Fernwärme Wien.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lennon Wall

Lennon Wall 8

Just one more shot of the wall. This message is hard to miss.