The fine weather on week-ends results in full parks and happy people trying to tank sunshine they lacked in winter. The Burggarten is in the middle of Vienna, in the first district and perfect to have a stroll in the “green” and for tourists to take a picture of the mozart statue that is located there. The boyfriend and me practiced some new moves we learned at training, me from Krav Maga and he from Panantukan. Always good to have a private sparring partner with you on the go ;)
Naschmarkt is the most famous market in Vienna and exists since the 16th century. Nowadays it is a popular tourist attraction near and the market is always full with people in summer. The prices of goods are quite expensive compared to other markets but if you eat in one of the fish restaurants you know the fish will be fresh. (As fresh imported fish can be in land-locked Austria ;)) The oyster I had with my dad were huge and I never had that tasty oysters, not even in the Philippines. Normally I like them cooked but these were amazing raw. Garnished with arugula, lemon, tabasco and onion relish these were a great treat!
On the left is the Albertina museum where you have the perfect view to take pictures or if you are in the mood you can look at paintings and pictures of artists in the museum. And on the right, the brown small shop is what we call a “Würstelstand” which is in english wurst stand and does not sound as cool as it should be. Not only tourists like to enjoy freshly grilled sausages, also a lot of people who have been to the opera come by for a snack. Those stalls are very Viennese and definitely have their own flair.
Komolka is a great place to find fabrics from all varieties but it is also quite expensive. One meter of that cute ice-cream fabric would be a whooping 18,5€!
I just love spring it is my favourite time of the year. More sunshine, warmth and of course the wonderful smell of all the plants blooming and of nature awaking in the city.
Stiefmutter” means step-mother in german and the “chen” at the end is used to diminutive.
Today was the last day of the “Raritätenbörse” in the botanic garden of Vienna, where you could buy rare plants and seeds. I bought a Bih Jolokia pepper which is even in the Guiness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. Can’t wait to try them out but first they need to grow ;)
This waste incinerating plant is in Spittelau and as you will notice looks quite unusal. The facade is done by the famous artist Hundertwasser and the energy that is produced by it is used for heating the households of Vienna.
There was a mosaik to honor the general Nordmann who fought Napoleon in the battle of Aspern. For the people who are not familiar with the history, this was the first ever defeat on the battle field for Napoleon and ruined the reputation of him and his army of being unbeatable.
I just love plum cake especially if there are crunchy cumbles on top of it. Let me tell you it was delicious!
Random info: Vienna has 23 districts and the first district called “Erster Bezirk” is of course the “posh” district with all of the old and historical buildings including the famous Stephansdom and the Sacherhotel famous for the Sachertorte.