Ich bin ein Wiener
 

Ich bin ein Wiener

I moved to Vienna on the 30th of November. Here are some pictures of Vienna (or Wien as it is called in the native German).

2005-11-30 14:15

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This is the church at Karlsplatz, about a hundred meters from where I live. Every evening at 1800 until the 24th of December, there is a light / music / dance show called "The Angel".

This is, in its own words:

Memorial to the honor of the soldiers of the Soviet Army that fell during the liberation of Austria from fascism April 1945.

2005-11-30 14:31

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2005-11-30 14:33

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The memorial has a quote from Uncle Joe that I unfortunately can't translate.

View from the hallway into my apartment at Mühlgasse 15.

2005-11-30 16:47

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2005-11-30 16:47

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The outer door opens into the kitchen.

Past the kitchen is the living room.

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2005-11-30 16:47

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Living room (left).

Living room (left back).

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2005-11-30 16:48

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Living room (right back).

Living room (right).

2005-11-30 16:48

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2005-11-30 16:48

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The door to the right in the living room leads to the bedroom.

The bedroom.

2005-11-30 16:48

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2005-11-30 17:47

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Just a few subway stops to the north of me is Schwedenplatz (Sweden-square).

Of course with a Schweden-Shop, although I could not for the life of me find anything particularly Swedish in there.

2005-11-30 17:49

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2005-11-30 18:06

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The Stephansdom is the center of Vienna.

With its huge 140-somthing meter tower it is - I think - the largest example of gothic architecture in Europe.

2005-11-30 18:08

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2005-12-01 10:37

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Inside the Stephansdom.

The candles.

2005-12-01 10:40

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2005-12-01 10:41

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The altar.

School children in their yellow hats.

2005-12-01 11:17

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2005-12-01 11:25

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I found this in a subway magazine under the "what is new and great in town":

We take care of your balls

The "No-scalpel-vasectomy" is quickly and easily done by our experienced urologists. The safest insurance for fun without consequences.

Well, I guess the ol' nazi sterilization programs had to go somewhere. (Besides it is only without consequences if you ignore STDs...)

The Spittelau Heating Plant, designed by Hundertwasser. I think it looks like a death camp furnace designed by Willy Wonka.

2005-12-04 15:30

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2005-12-04 15:32

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The Donaukanal by Spittelau.

Me, on the Donaupromenad, a walkway along the bridge from the south bank of the Danube to the elongated island in the middle of the Danube (Donauinsel), with the Danube in the background.

2005-12-04 16:24

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2005-12-04 16:31

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A picture from the Donauinsel toward Millennium City.