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Vienna at the last glance

sunny 20 °C

No, it's not a try to find something new at the last moment. Just walk in the city, three of us: Andre, mom and me and few photos, that I took on the way.

I don't say Hofburg is not important, but I love those cute little glances on Vienna. This kitty lives in the bookstore. He should be very educated!

Art Nouveau Clock, bult like a bridge between two buildings of the Anker Insurance Company.
Twice a day, at 12, twelve historical figures or pairs of figures move across the bridge.

To b shaved in Vienna. It's not just barbery shop, but oda to shaving.

Ladies first!

This Turkey is a door detail of Kinsky Palace.

ohh.. this girl. Gorgeous!

and... strudel in Gerstner - to kill for it!

It's large square in city center, next to Stadtpark, Karlsplaz, numerous museums, theatre, concert hall, etc.

Palais Schwarzenberg is a baroque palace in front of Schwarzenbergplatz , Landstra├če, the 3rd district of Vienna. Today, parts of it are a five star hotel (closed until 2012 due to renovation works) and the building is used for festivities and events.

Lovely building of French Embassy (on the photo below)

Russians' Memorial on Schwarzenplaz, sandwiched between Palais Schwarzenberg (of the family of Bohemian nobleman) and geyser-kind fontain was built in 1945 to commemorate 17,000 soviet soldiers that died in the course of the Battle for Vienna (WWII).

Several attemps to blow it up with explosives were preveted with the Austrian police and vandalism occurs rather frequently - damages have been fixed by Republic of Austria according to the state treaty. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the destruction of the similar memorials in other European countries the debate has been fuelled once again in early 1990th. But Russian Soldier is still there.


Posted by vanessa 07:56 Archived in Austria Tagged vienna soldier embassy russian_soldier french_embassy

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