I wish I knew how Viennese feel about that,
but when I first arrived in Vienna,
its true topography would not reveal itself
until I started walking its streets.
Long walks, that is.
It was then that I began to realize
that Vienna is a city built on hills,
not that different from Rome,
even Washington, DC!
Shakespeare & Co Books
The place to go
for English books!
Helford Jersey at Hafnersteig
Note to myself:
Next time, check out what they are selling!
Griechengasse and Hafnersteig
up to Fleischmarkt.
A white-shirted hotel employee
pumping air into a lady's bicycle tyres.
Observed at Drachengasse,
in front of the Hotel Austria.
On this same spot, the history of inns or boarding houses
can be traced all the way back to the middle of the 15th Century!
No wonder, they have customer service
down to a pat!
Drachengasse towards Fleischmarkt
This part of town, the Greek Quarter, was a vibrant
commercial center in the early Middle Ages,
due to its proximity to the Danube harbour.
The Neo-Byzantyne red brick facade with the golden arches
belongs to The Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity.
The gilded statues of the Plague Column
at Graben alight in the morning sun.
The Knize clothing shop,
in a building by Adolf Loos.
High above Graben Street,
sparkling in the morning sun.
Click on the smaller image of the chandeliers below,
to enlarge, and appreciate their beauty.
All other pictures
will reveal various glimpses of the city,
when clicked upon.
mostly with my pocket camera
because the big one's battery
went on strike,
would not work with the low temperature.
Leoš Janáček Memorial Plaque
Hotel Post, Fleischmarkt
Janáček lived here at the time
of the first performance of his
opera "Jenůfa" at the Imperial Opera.
I photographed this plaque,
thinking of Gavin Glumley,
a Janáček expert.
You can visit him at his blog,
"Mister Norris Changes Trains".