The park was built in the 1880s by local citizens
and the "Viennese Cottage" settlement
Emperor Franz Joseph I attended
the opening ceremony on September 30, 1888
The park's name derives from Turkish trenches built during
the 1529 siege of Vienna by the Ottoman Empire
In 1896, the original campus of Vienna's
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
was built adjacent to the park which is seen by its students
as a welcome unofficial extension of the school's campus
Photographed 18 April 2013
© by Merisi
Link -> University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Beautiful shots..have a nice day/ReplyDelete
I love that line "unofficial extension of the school's campus" - students always push the boundaries!!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good place to have a break from studies if your a student or take a pleasant walk in the sunshine for everyone else.ReplyDelete
Oh Merisi, now you make me miss Vienna so much. Love this park and I used to run there many mornings :)ReplyDelete
It's such a handsome city. I think sometimes Haussmann did as much for Wien (by proxy) as for Paris.ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful city and you always capture it so perfectly, Merisi! I love the "extension of the campus"!! Wish I were there today! Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
My favorite park in Vienna! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
How lovely to have such a beautiful park adjascent to a university campus. It should always be so, with a place of such beauty to bring the academics back to earth!ReplyDelete
Glad to see spring has finally arrived in Vienna. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Boy is it Springy there!ReplyDelete
It's bright and sunny in Paris but chilly!
Back to soup weather...
What lovely scenes filled with people. So much better than what we are experiencing!ReplyDelete
Dear Merisi, I have been leaving lots of comments on your post but they rarely show. I wonder what is going on with blogger? How could I not with your lovely posts?ReplyDelete
This looks like "geh'n wir Tauber vergiften im Park".
i am sorry for the troubles with the comments!
Ich hoffe der Spuk ist nur tempororär.
Comments on posts older than a day are being moderated in order to stop spammers (I don't use CAPTCHA which I find more annoying than doing any good), but I publish the moderated comments soon after they come in.
What a beautiful parkReplyDelete
An Arkies Musings
What a beautiful park in which to celebrate Spring's arrival!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Merisi, for your wonderful photography and lyrical observations. I do, however, have to offer a correction. The two Turkish sieges of Vienna were in 1529 and in 1683. Luckily there was none in 1629 ;-). I learned that at school nearly 70 years ago...Have a wonderful spring.I hope to visit my hometown for the last time this summer. LG Walter in AustraliaReplyDelete
Thank you, Walter, you are right, of course!Delete
I have corrected the date of the first Turkish siege of Vienna, to 1529.
With best wishes,