A Travellerspoint blog

July 2011

- The Third District of Vienna (Landstraße)

New places to discover: Borromäus-Brunnen (fountain) and Russian Orthodox Church

It's kinda difficult to find new spots in the city which you feel like a home-town almost, but I am going through Vienna slowly, don't hurry to grab a bigger piece of cake (strudel?). Fabulous Vienna answers me with mutual sympathy, revealing to me her secret corners, pampering me with good wines and hearty foods; showing me balconies, wide staircases with curved handrails, roofs and cellars, vintage glasses dimly shining in a glass cabinet, and kind of peculiar indisputable integrity. Vienna never ceases to amaze me with her precision, intelligibility, clarity, self-esteem.

Here is another portion of Viennese cuisine:
Landstrasse - the 3rd district.
3rd district is famous for Arsenal and Belvedere Palace and for my absolutely favorite Kunsthaus Wien (Hundertwasser’s). There are few others baroque churches and palaces, Soviet War Memorial, etc. But today it’s not about them.

1st Follow me to Rochusgasse (metro U3) to see Borromäus-Brunnen an Karl Borromaus Platz. Lovely buildings around, and what a great surprise this brunnen (= fontain)!

Then we continue to Haus Wittgenstein (Austrian philosopher ) – building with very interesting historical background. The funny thing was, that we didn’t know what to expect, except of style of 1920th, and when came we didn’t recognise it, but put attention on weird building near – it was oversized, flat and fully covered with green ceramica.

The 3rd stop is for Russian Orthodox Church – the little brother of Vasilii Blazenni in Red Square in Moscow.

I missed: Museum of Art Fakes (near Hundertwasser’s) - never mind,next time will see and Baroque Palais Schwarzenberg – still owned by royal family, and who knows what else?

..... photos will b updated.....

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July in Vienna

And here I am in Vienna once again

overcast 21 °C

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... yes, yes, this summer I am here too.
This time I live in the city center, live right near Nashmarkt, in big apartment on very hight floor of historical building.

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The owners in summer vacation and I am taking care about their two cats and numerous plants (just botanical garden, almost like one in Schoenbrunn!).

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Hope cats don't complain - we have good relations, except of disagreement about their sleeping in my bed.

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So, here I am. Rollerblading on the island, entertain my mom & her husband, meeting friends and watching around. Also I am really happy that summer is not too hot here and even rainy sometimes.

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Posted by vanessa 08:41 Archived in Austria Comments (0)

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