This past weekend was the last one in September and quite blessed by beautiful weather. Temperatures were well above 20 degrees and it felt very comfortable. Many people were out and about seeming to enjoy the beautiful weather as “last chance”. I also went for a long walk. Below you can see some pictures.
Look at this picture. A tree is embracing a streetlight pole! I sometimes come to this park but until now I had only noticed the tree itself. I know that there are plants raking around things and I find this to be one funny example.
Behind the tree you can see “Haus des Meeres”. During wartime this building was used for anti-aircraft-cannons.It was so massively built that it was extremely hard to demolish. In Vienna there are some buildings of this kind. This one in the 6th district was renovated and was converted to an Aquarium.
This pond is close to the U2 station “Krieau”. The area was newly constructed and there are offices, Hotels, Vienna exhibition, etc. and also some residential properties. This pond was constructed together with the surrounding area. This place is called “Viertel Zwei”. It was designed quite well and between modern buildings this pond seems like an oasis. I sometimes go there to sit close to the pond under willow trees to listen to music, read some books and spend some time. Of course I can only do that during warm seasons and so in Winter I do not come here. Recently I came here and thought how many more times I could come. You can see some pictures of the area where I took the pictures that day.
In Vienna it is still nice and warm weather. My husband and I after some time went to Prater again for a walk. Because it was a regular weekday and school had started already, there were not too many people around. I almost never get on any fast rides, I have no courage for that. I do however like to watch others get tortured by those machines. I do not understand that feeling but I see that those people enjoy themselves on the rides and that makes me happy. We went slowly through Prater and savoured the atmosphere. Below you can see some pictures.
In Vienna the weather has been nice for some days now. Daytime maximum temperature has been above 20 degrees with a blue sky… Many people are about and surely they have the same feeling as I of wanting to enjoy the rest of Summer. It is a somewhat mixed feeling of being pressured to be active on one side but accepting defeat on the other hand. Somewhat painful but also kind of sweet… Of course Summer will return eventually and thinking about that one gets calmed. One feels that we live in cycles of seasons…
Flower beds on the streets in Vienna are so pretty. Those types are quite new and perhaps last year they had their debut. Many different types of plants were planted and each season their growth shows are the passing of seasons. I think the choice of plants is quite clever and well thought out. In Spring the first types emerge from the soil, grow and then blossoms come out, other plants emerge… Passing by, one can make new discoveries and this brings joy to our eyes. Plants grow and slowly we transition to barren Winter. Even though it is in the city, the cycles of nature become visible and can be felt. Plants are integrated naturally into the city which calms our senses. And right now flower beds are already beginning to show the face of Fall…