Summer Trip 2015 – Part 4 – Vienna

December 25, 2015 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

Summertrip 2015
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

December 21, 2015 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

December 20, 2015 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!