Back to Winter 冬に逆戻り

Flowerbeds at Loquaiplatz,
Daffodils shaking in the cold wind.

Until yesterday it was quite warm here in Vienna, the air of Spring could already be felt. Today however it suddenly got much colder, the wind is strong and cold, one again wants to wear gloves. Flowers and plants are trembling in the wind.


Pretty lemon trees in front of a restaurant,
today they were supposedly taken inside
due to the low temperature outside.
Blossoms appear to feel the cold temperatures.

Pictures by Yuka Simeno, March 27th in Vienna.

Vienna Burggarten after a long time久しぶりのウィーン王宮庭園

Long time no see, Mr. Mozart!
For the first time this year I see Magnolia blossoming
Not really warm yet
but ducks are enjoying swimming in the pond
The Museum of Art history in the background.

Pictures by Yuka Simeno, March 20th 2023 in Vienna

March 10th walk in Vienna. ウィーン3月10日の散歩

Already my favourite ice cream shop “Eisfuchs” (polar fox) is open!
This flavour is called “Lila Kefir”.
Fruity and sweet and sour. Delicious!
この味は「リラ ケフィア」。
Already pretty flowers are blossoming!
New dog zone at Heldenplatz.
Dogs are running around cheerfully.
When I watch them, I get a happy feeling as well.
Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History)
viewed from Heldenplatz.
At Heldenplatz.

Pictures by Yuka Simeno (except the one at the bottom), March 10th 2023 in Vienna.

No more compulsory masks in Vienna マスク着用義務が解除されたウィーン

Here in Vienna there is more daylight every day and Spring is knocking on City’s door. Also a sign of freedom has appeared. Since March 1st in Vienna there is no compulsory mask wearing when using public transport. For quite some time people have not been wearing masks on the street and it was quite strenuous to suddenly wear masks when entering public transport vehicles and stations. Yesterday I took subway line 3, there were many people on the train but nobody wore a mask. How long we did not have that situation! But I could not fully enjoy it from my heart because I am still somewhat apprehensive about infection. I think it will be some time before I can freely use public transport without such thoughts.