Along the Danube River
The city slowly disappearing
behind the curtain of snow coming down
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Mexikoplatz, 2nd District
07.02.12, 11:08:28 AM
It was during the worst blizzard since I had moved to Vienna,
but after several housebound days, I needed to get out, no matter
how much snow was falling and how hard the wind was howling.
I took the 7 minutes U1 metro ride from St. Stephen's Cathedral
to the "Alte Donau" stop in Kaisermühlen, in the 22nd District.
I walked along the Danube river, past the Reichsbrücke bridge,
along Donaupark, from where I crossed another bridge,
finally arriving at the Millenium Tower.
From there, I rode the U6 metro back to the city center.
I had walked about 4 miles, for more than two hours.
A few times I got lost, once almost stepping onto
the ice at the river's edge - surface visibility was at times so bad,
whiteout conditions really, it was hard to discern whether I was still on land.
After I boarded the metro, I literally began to defrost,
the snow and ice that had accumlated on my clothing slowly melting.
A memorable walk, and I am glad I got back home safely.
My camera braved the subzero weather in exemplary manner. ;-)
Photographed 7 February 2012
Images and Text © by Merisi