Summer Trip 2015 – Part 4 – Vienna

2015-12-25 at 16:14

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Nice – apart from the poor horses – why can these losers not take a bicycle?

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Weeee! A castle!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
I wonder if that was a window as well on the left?

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
I a bird save environment – things happen!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Now this one really tells you the time – and it moves as well. Super cool thing from the past.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
And here we have Gutenberg in front of another really nice house.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Detail of the house above

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Guess this one is on a million pictures.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Back to square 1: the church from the beginning of our short walk.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

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Than we had to take a picture of the car and some landmark. Some people think we do travel on a truck – nooo we roll the Benz all the way and back!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Quick stop for a picture

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
On the way back to the camp ground we did pass this one. Things that make you go hmmmm! Why is this girl parked under the bridge and not in the sunshine. And why is she there anyhow??

Summer Trip 2015 – Part 3 – Vienna

2015-12-21 at 18:00

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Poor hungry beast – bites stone now for the rest of time.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Human and cow sculls – interesting combination. I wonder why they do not put a horse up there – why the cow?

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
And that is the back – or the front of it all – depends from where you come. And since we only had a few hours this time i can not show you more of that really nice place! But i have some more pictures in this old blog post!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
The Austrian Parliament Building with the Pallas Athene Fountain in the front.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Pallas Athene Fountain
Athena in armor with Nike in her right hand.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
The four figures underneath Athena are representations of the four most important rivers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Danube, Inn, the Elbe and Vltava rivers. The female statues above represent the legislative and executive powers of the state.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
And for the rest of the day we walked like that – heads up – looking up!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
Some say this is the first prototype of Tic-Tac-Toe! Some say it is the drawing of yet another church in Vienna.

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna
There you go – Vienna gain on top of a fountain!

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 - Vienna

Summer Trip 2015 – Part 2 – Vienna

2015-12-20 at 17:12

The second part of the Summertrip 2015 pictures. Still in Vienna – still showing Grobi a bit of the city.

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
I want to move into the left house. Not sure why but somehow….

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
Next stop: Hofburg. There is a little church and it is there when all the trouble with them stone guys starts. Here we see an angel killing another angel. The fallen one? And another angel explains all that violence to a child that does not really give a shit. Or what do you make out of it?? Turns out that Antonio Beduzzi did that piece of art and it is St. Michael slaying Lucifer – his feathers did turn into something different. Guess Hell fire would burn the feathers? There is some more stuff of Beduzzi – I point it out for you later in this post.

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
Lets bring the heads to the right now and you see: The Hofburg! Well of course not all of it but the Michaelertrakt – the North entrance if you want. Quite impressive! Wikipedia writes: “From 1438 to 1583 and from 1612 to 1806, it was the seat of the kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, thereafter the seat of the Emperor of Austria until 1918. Today it is the official seat of the Austrian Federal President.” So now you know too!

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
But before we go in let us look at the fountain on the left. The (Austrian) power on the sea from Rudolf Weyr. He did finish it in 1895. You see some Giants, a Sea Monster and on top of it all Austria standing at the front of a boat. )

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
One of the Giants

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
He is ready to strike back!

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
Since he has a piece of rock

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
On the right side you find another fountain. The (Austrian) power on land from Edmund Hellmer. He did finish this one in 1897. Fallen Giants, an Eagle, a Snake and a dude with a sword. Well….

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
More from Lorenzo Mattielli – Giants – killing stuff…

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
Guess that guy did steal a fish – so now he is in trouble!

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
He walks his dogs

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
No clue what is going on but it does not look good for the guy on the ground. This is the right side

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
This is on the left side. Could be his father trying to help. To bad but the Giant will not let go!

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
This guy dos not like like he is a licensed veterinarian

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
And so does this guy!

Summertrip 2015 - Vienna
But do not be fooled – he is inspecting an infection in this bulls ear. So he can send him off to Spain where they will kill him slow and painful in the ring. Sad world that is!

Summer Trip 2015 – Part 1 – Vienna

2015-12-19 at 15:09

Grobi did pick me up from the airport and we did stop at the HQ. Changed the Dublin bag for the road trip camping bag and booked a last-minute 2 week vacation in Majorca for the fall mini trip. Then it was out of the door and we went for some beer. The next day we had to do a few stops to get some more gear and supplies and then we actually hit the road. Since we started quite late we made it only somewhere close to Munich. Did find a strange camp ground with a very nice owner. Most of the guys had their campers converted into – never move again little homes. With fences, outdoor showers and what not. Like little homes – only way to many in not a lot of space homes. We call them Dauercamper – something like permanent camper – if that makes sense to you? There was only one spot left – that was the one for us.
They had a pizza place and cold beer so we did not cook that evening. The next morning it was off towards Vienna. But 1st things 1st. A gas stop before we hit the road.

Summertrip 2015
The nicest gas stops are the ones where you meet some other guys with historic cars. Some petrol talk and a fresh cold brew and on the read again.

Summertrip 2015
Not really sure what he was doing but he got the water from the fountain! Than he drove on the wrong side of the street while looking for something in the far distance. You have to be 100% on the small streets of Austria!

Summertrip 2015
Morning at the camp ground close to Vienna – hmmm we should have closed the roof! They had a super dry summer too so the leaves did come down super early this year.

Summertrip 2015
This building is where they burn trash in Vienna. The artist Friedensreich Hundertwasse did design the outside. It does produce heat for 60000 homes in Vienna. On top of that it does produce about 40000 Mwh to power loads of iPhone chargers and in 2009 also more than 26500 tonnes of CO2 🙁

Summertrip 2015
Really a dry summer here in Europe this year!

Summertrip 2015
We did park the car somewhere and started our walk at this nice church

Summertrip 2015
The Stephansdom – the biggest church in Vienna. It stands on the ruins of two other churches – and some parts are still from the old ones. For example the giant door – it is from the burned firth church dating back to 1137. The Second church is build in a Romanesque style in 1263 than followed the Gothic Choir in 1340 and some additions in 1359 that made the whole church wider so they did break the second one which was way to small now. You will find a lot of information on the ever so informative Wikipedia page for the St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna

Summertrip 2015
Some details

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Somehow they do like to put some ppl on their homes and office buildings

Summertrip 2015
Or on some little towers

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Another church – this time quite small

Summertrip 2015
This bank was founded in 1819. Now the small people could bring some money and leave it here. They got a bit of interest and everybody was happy. And as a symbol for frugality and hard work they did choose the bee and put it on top of the new building.

Summertrip 2015
Coffee break – looook this was only 5,50€ and you see the size of it???? That is about one or two sips and the coffee is gone.

Summertrip 2015
Not really sure what the message is here. Where sunglasses if you take a bubble bath?

Expect the next blog post soon!

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