Alte Donau – Autumn walk

The weather is mostly sunny and nice in Vienna and November is surprisingly very warm, which makes autumn walks really enjoyable.

I had to study for my exam but still sneaked out to catch some sunshine and to finally make an autumnal post here so I can show you one of my favourite places to go for a walk :)

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The Alte Donau which is translated old Danube is especially a great place in summer for various sporty activities but has its own charm in autumn.

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As you can see I am not really looking forward to winter…

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Sun(ny)day – Alte Donau

A sunny week-end is really something to look forward to, especially in autumn and winter.
After shutting myself in and making final updates and checks on my thesis and studying for my basic law course, I headed out to Alte Donau, one of my favourite places to hang out on a beautiful Sunday.

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Not only because I am lazy to go somewhere really far away from me (if I would live near Schönbrunn or Belvedere I would probably hang out there;)) but I really enjoy just sitting on a bench and watching the calm water.

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I spied a dragonfly and in my best moment of stealth I could creep up really closely and snap some close-ups. My camera zoom on my digital camera is not the best, so I was literally only 20cm away from it.

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I love dragonflies, they are so pretty and fascinating.

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I also noticed some fish hanging out at the bank of the Donau but I couldn’t really get a nice shot. Here anyway the evidence ;)

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November 13 Photo Challenge – Brown

Photo Challenge: Brown

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My interpretation: Brown. My first thoughts raced to brown food, to brown leaves or brown buildings. Around 1pm it got sunny so I took a spontaneous walk to Alte Donau where I found lots of swans. I began to take pictures of the reeds in front of me when I turned to my right and saw this swan taking a nap and another swan nicely blended in the background. I immediately took a snapshot of this moment and knew I was settled. Hope you like it as much as I do :)

Ps: Is it just me or does the photo look blurry but when you click on it you get a sharp image? Kinda worried that make pictures look so blurry :s

Alte Donau

Alte Donau is the german name for old Danube and it is a side branch but not connected to the main river called Neue Donau which of course means new Danube :)

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It is a great spot in summer and I am glad to not live far away from it. You can swim in the Danube and rent different kind of boats (if you are feeling lazy you can rent an electric one) to roam around on the water.
The Angelibad brings back memories.. it is a bathing beach with swimming pools and also offer mini-golf, which I love to play by the way. Nevermind that I am not a great player it’s a lot of fun!

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Also there is a water park nearby which is a sanctuary for different kinds of birds like the great herons but of course also to ducks and swans.
Of course there also has to be a good place for ice-cream which is Birnders Eisdiele. I already posted about the pumpkin seed ice-cream which I had from there and is a must-try!

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PS: I did not update because I was busy with university and came back only yesterday

from my trip to Bosnia but I will post now again more often (after my last exam on friday) :)