Monday 30 November 2009

November gone ...

I am member of a flickr group La Vuelta al Mundo that every month has a photograhpy challenge and blog about it the last day of the month. This month the group has been doing Still life photos.

Below is a selection of the ones I have been making. I must say it has been hard work as this genre is completely new to me. It has also been fun and quite a learing process: I got to know my camara a lot better (Panasonic DMC-FZ28), the photo editor Gimp (I am staying in Vienna this month and I don't have photoshop on my notebook) and I got to play with textures.

If you like still life photographs take a look at the group page where you can find many beautiful and creative photos.

Sunday 29 November 2009

Afternoon sun

It is 3:40 pm. On a sunny day the area around Südbahnhof, one of Vienna's main train stations, can look quite nice with the dusty colored rosy and yellowish buildings facing the station and receiving the afternoon sun. On a rainy misty day it just looks like something out of a really sad movie from the fifties.

There is a lot of construction going in the area as the station is going to be transformed into Viennas main train station in a couple of years.

Here is a corner of the inside of the old station. In the shadow of the ticket vending machines a guy is having problems getting his ticket, I think.

Happy Sunday.

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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Corner view Vienna: Today's menu

This week's theme is "menu al día" - if you were to take us to a typical restaurant in your town, what would we find on the menu?

Well, I have only been to a typical restautant here a few times, but I guess schnitzel of some kind will be on the menu. It is usually a very large thin piece of pork or veal meat with some vegetables and potatoes.

This  restaurant it not typical Vienese, but on the other hand it is because there are so many different etnic restaurants here. And a lot of them have a Today's menu. This menu suggests meat and vegetables with bulgur and something else I don't understand, yet :-)

Anyhow, this week I am sure we will try some different food as we have family visiting.  So, I am actually quite busy and will probably not be able to look at other corner view menus around the world before the weekend.

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Sunday 22 November 2009

Birch in Autumn colors

A walk in the nearby Schweitzer Garten a sunny late afternoon leaving my shadow in the right bottom corner.

Happy Sunday.

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Friday 20 November 2009

More Vienna by night

Two more shots from my walk to school. The first one is the facade of a hotel getting the Christmas lights up. The other one is of the State Opera. On the roof there is huge banner advertising for Opera for children. I have not been to an Opera yet so maybe I should start with one recommended for kids :-)

Have a great weekend.

Thursday 19 November 2009

November evenings

I have signed up for an intensive German conversation course, so two nights a week I walk along this street to the school on Opernring. It was really misty, but the lights and all the dry leaves made it look so pretty.

We don't know yet for sure how long time we will stay in Vienna, but so far until February next year. Anyhow, it is quite good with a brush up (kick in a certain bodypart) to start saying something in German ...

Wednesday 18 November 2009

Corner view Vienna: Cell phone madness

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Monday 16 November 2009

Weekend over ...

but is has been a nice relaxing one with walks in streets and parks and visiting a few markets.

As mentioned Friday we went to the movies to see Antichrist by Lars von Trier. And, oh, I don't know what to say about the film. It is not one that you forget easily. The film was amzaingly beautiful, but the story so scary. Scary in the way Repulsion by Roman Polanski was scary, if you know that one.

Friday 13 November 2009

Happy Friday

Sun is shining right now after some days with rain ... it's time for a walk.

Tonight is movie time. I found a cinema that is showing Antichrist by Lars von Trier... I don't know so much about the movie, but it is in English (with German subtitles) and it is supposed to be scary. Wonder how much of it will actually see :-)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Corner view Vienna: Favourite dish

I love sushi ...
and this is one of the dishes I do not want to learn to make at home. I have not yet found the place to have sushi in Vienna, but I have seen a few I would like to try out ...

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Monday 9 November 2009

New neighbourhood

I'm back in Vienna again and this weekend we explored our new neighbourhood - Vienna's 3rd district.

The photos above are from the Belvedere Castle and Park which is right around our corner. The autumn colors are so beautiful right now.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Corner view Málaga: Contrasts

The theme for this Wednesday corner view is contrasts. I think that I have been showing you quite many pretty photos of my corner.

This time I will show you a contrast to all the prettyness.

This one I call Garbage with a View ... and it's taken on one of the back roads leading down to the sea  from my place.

You can actually have a rest halfway down ... or up.

In urbanised areas owners are paying for the garbage removal trough their taxes. Here there are garbage containers, and it is also possible to separate some of the garbage. Large garbage, like sofas or matrasses or televisions you usually place next to these containers and then with regular intervals it is removed by the townhall. In between garbage collections it can be quite messy and smelly.

Actually, I do not know if there are garbage dumps for the public around here as I am used to from Denmark. If you are interested, you can jump over to Julochka's post An organized mess to see how the dumps work in Denmark.

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Tuesday 3 November 2009

Blue morning

While in Málaga this time I have been a little lazy with my camara ... the other day, though, on an early morning walk by the beach along the Paseo Carihuela, I stumbled upon this blue monster in the sand.