November 30 Photo Challenge – What makes me smile

Photo Challenge: What makes me smile

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The answer for this picture? Good food of course and spending some quality time with people I like and tasty food. This is me with a steak sandwich by the way. It was awesome. Argentinian beef with chimichurri sauce is the perfect breakfast ;)

Yay the  Photo Challenge is finally over and I can return to studying without having to worry about today’s picture theme. It was fun though and I am glad I finished the challenge with just three skipped photo themes. My arms feel so heavy and dead because of my piloxing class today but I will post something tomorrow, just wanted to have the official last picture of november finally online :)

Hello December <3

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November 27 Photo Challenge – What I read

Photo Challenge: What I read

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I am a huuuuuge HP fan and recently began to re-read every HP book again. Oh these childhood memories!
Also I borrowed the e-book reader from my dad to read the Hunger Games Trilogy (just finished book one). I am generally fond of dystopian literature but the focus is for my taste too much on love since I adore Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World which really focuses on how screwed up the society is. I deliberately left out my university literature by the way ;)

November 26 Photo Challenge – Something Old

Photo Challenge: Something old

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My interpretation: I did not upload a “real” picture of Vienna for a long time and thought this challenge was appropriate. It started to snow here in Vienna yesterday for a short time but today there were huge and lovely flakes floating from the sky so I had to include them in the picture aswell because fresh falling snow is awesome :)

History to the building: This building (even though you cannot see a lot of it in the picture) is called the Bielerhof, named after the swiss town Biel that send the Viennese people living in Floridsdorf (the 21rst district in Vienna)  food and all kinds of support after the second world war. This building is also a piece of the rotes Wien which symbolizes the time after the first world war when the social democrats ruled and built around 63 000 affordable appartements with electricity and running water in Vienna which at the time was not the norm. They are still very popular because living in a Gemeindebau is a lot cheaper than in a normal flat.

November 25 Photo Challenge – Children

Photo Challenge: Children

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I thought of skipping this challenge since I could not think of anything exciting with the theme children since I do not have any and could not bother people who do so I settled with an old picture of my sister and me when we were kids :)
My older sister is on the left and I am on the right with my beloved pineapple sunglasses. They looked awesome!

Random info: When we were little we would constantly fight but when we got seperate rooms we got along somehow and are good friends now, having every monday a piloxing class together and going on vacations together :)

November 24 Photo Challenge – Story

Photo Challenge: Story

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My interpretation: At first I thought of posting a book but there is a theme coming up what I am reading so it would have been too similar. Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who which I watched with my love in the cinema. It was really great, funny and well written, nobody in the cinema left disappointed. I remembered this quote of Doctor Who: “We are all stories in the end” and tried my best to portray Clara Oswin Oswald (I am so bad in facial expressions, be glad I do not post a lot of self portraits ;)) from the episode “Journey to the center of the Tardis“.

November 23 Photo Challenge – Kindness

Photo Challenge: Kindness

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My interpretation: Caritas is a big (christian) aid organisation which was already founded before the first world war, which I did not know. I wanted to something nice this Christmas and offered to be a Christkindl to someone. This means that I would get a letter from someone through Caritas and would fulfill Christmas wishes with a fixed amount to spent. I was glad when a letter arrived that all wishes had been granted already but that I could instead donate for homeless people warm hats, scarves and gloves. I am happy to oblige and want to share kindness through my actions. I can’t imagine to be outside the whole cold winter, with no warm bed, no warm showers, no warm shelter and not knowing if I get warm food.  In case you want to send a small package aswell containing these items (and sweets are welcome too) you can send the package to:

Caritas Canisibus

Römergasse 64-66

1160 Wien

November 21 Photo Challenge – Recipe

Photo Challenge: Recipe

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My interpretation: Winter is soup time and technically this is no soup but it is super tasty and so easy and quick to make! It is originally from Tirol. I got the recipe out of Sarah Wieners cookbook Herdhelden. If you are interested in making Brezensuppe I will translate it in English.

November 20 Photo Challenge – Close up

Photo challenge: Close up

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My interpretation: Can you guess what kind of object this is? I thought of taking a close up of my basil plant but since I already had the plant theme I thought a close up of the privacy film which is on my window would be a much more interesting subject, I love those little waves one does not notice without a close up.  I played a bit with the contrast in my digital lightroom but the colours were already there :)