Sunday, 7 July 2013

Vienna in Midsummer
Wurstel Prater Fairgrounds


Unfettered Midsummer Delight
Walking under Linden trees


Ride the Luftikus
Set yourself free and rise to lofty heights
with the wave-breaker carousel


Change your Outlook
Be a kid again


Be Aware
The emperor's still everywhere!


Food Fairs
Preparing Green Papaya salad
Thai Food Festival
Kaiserwiese

Photographed 6 July 2013
Prater Fairgrounds
Free entrance

2nd District, Leopoldstadt
Images and Text © by Merisi

Links:
-> General Information about the Viennese Prater
-> Historic Luftikus Wave-Breaker Carousel
-> Riesenrad Square - Travel back in Time
-> Riesenrad - Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel
-> Prater Tower: World's Tallest Swing Carousel
-> History of the Vienna Prater, from 1766 onwards
Kaiserwiese: Emperor's Meadow, park adjacent to the Giant Ferris Wheel

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    1. It is antique, but recently restored, all state of the art.

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  2. I have been twice in Vienna and I still have memories of many great things: buildings, art collections, monuments and also views. I had also much fun at the Prater fairground, but the thing I can't really forget is my outrageous diet of excellent wurstel all around town...

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    1. I'll try to get some shots of Würstelbuden, so your memories linger a bit longer still. ;-)

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  3. Things are looking very summery and colorful in Vienna. That carousel would be fun to ride.

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    1. I am too scared to ride it myself, but love to watch! ;-)

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  4. I love the swing ride!!! Always one of my favorites at the amusement park. It's so relaxing, and the breeze cools your legs.

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    1. I agree, loved riding the carousel when I was a child. ;-)

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    1. It was very good! ;-) Spicy, too.

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  6. I love Thai food. I love your colorful summery Vienna and the sent of the lime-tree. I need going to Vienna...

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  7. Lovely midsummer scenes! The second shot is my favourite.

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    1. So much fun to be had, even if only people watching. ;-)

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  8. It all sounds like fun! I'd like to try the green papaya salad!

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    1. Lots of fun, indeed! Green papaya salad and summer rolls, all I'd need to survive summer. ;-)

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  9. Merisi, all those colors send a summer message. How good that the traditional carousel has been restored and is again whirling around.

    I particularly like the looks of that salad. Summer and salad make great partners!

    xo

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  10. Love this magnificent series of images of Prater Fairgrounds, brings me wonderful memories when I visit in June 2010!

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  11. Only in Vienna would you find such an elegant carousel.

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