Tagged With "Vienna"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

IslandMan ·
..just beautiful..
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Wow that's interesting, hipe it's not heavy gear to be walking around in all day.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Well, here's another I would have included in the original post—except I didn't remember I had it! Unintentionally ironic or not...it speaks up for a local guy in an unusual way!
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, PHeymont! I, too, have noticed larger numbers of whimsical statues. The city this struck me in the most was Bratislava, in Slovakia. For example, here's their "Men at Work" And here's one that's a tribute to shutterbugs like you and me.
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Re: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
Thanks! those are great...we need a bit more humor in everyday life!
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Re: Vienna logs 10,000 users a week on free WiFi

Travel Rob ·
This is good news!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 30, 2015: Just don't go...

TravelingCanuck ·
I believe what it means is the end of a traffic-free pedestrian zone.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2015: Vienna's Sausage Stands

GarryRF ·
How do these compare to the Hot Dog street vendors in New York ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2015: Vienna's Sausage Stands

PHeymont ·
I am as much a New York booster as anyone, but there is no comparison. For a start, we're talking grilled sausages here, not our typical "dirty-water dog," and even on the few carts that are grilling them, there is not the variety that's found in Vienna. And Vienna certainly has us beat on both the bread and mustard that accompany the sausage. I only wish...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2015: Vienna's Sausage Stands

GarryRF ·
Could this be a business venture for the Heymont dynasty ? Standing around on those cold New York winters days. No - I wouldn't wish that on anyone !
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of fruit and vegetables Paul. No - never too many photos. I could be there myself ! Really enjoyed that excursion into epicurean delights. Not so sure about some of those prices, but they certainly looked fresh as could be. I'm just going back for another look - I'm sure I could smell the Pataks Curry ! The Stinkefrucht "Dorien" comes from Singapore as your photo says. But if you take it on public transport there - you will be pushed off the bus !. You may see it hanging...
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great market. I've only visited it once, and it's enormous and hard to get your head around, although there is a fair bit of repetition among the stalls. There are several excellent restaurants at the market. I've forgotten the name of the place, but there was a southeastern Asian restaurant that we ate at which provided us with one of the best meals we ate in Vienna, a city known for its great food. One of the Austrians at a table beside us began a conversation and told us he...
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks like a wonderful fun day for the entire family. The ferris wheel is more my speed now, rather than the roller coasters. I bet the food was terrific, too.
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Re: Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

PHeymont ·
I've been fascinated with the Riesenrad since The Third Man. One of my fondest (at distant memory, not at the time) of Vienna is being alone with my wife, late on a rainy evening in 1988, near the top. The wheel stopped for a few moments, the car swayed in the wind, and I had a momentary sensation that it was 1946 and I was in the film... Not much sign of that in these sunny pictures!
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Re: Vienna's real-pony carousel to close

DrFumblefinger ·
Assuming these ponies are well cared for, as most animal owners do for their animals, the children of Vienna are being denied an important experience. The opportunity to interact with and enjoy a large animal and ride on it. Where else will kids living in a large city go for such an experience? I recall with great fondness and excitement my first pony rides at the fair and am tired of a shrill minority dictating its will to the rest of us.
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Re: Vienna's real-pony carousel to close

GarryRF ·
The Circus - the Clydesdale Shire Horse - Donkey Rides on the beach and the Goldfish. All driven to extinction by tree huggers.
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Re: Vienna's real-pony carousel to close

Ava ·
We just visited this park recently and didn't see anyone on this ride, nor were we particularly interested in it.
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Vienna's 'Greek Cathedral'

PHeymont ·
Vienna's 'Greek Cathedral'
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Stadttempel, Vienna

PHeymont ·
Stadttempel, Vienna
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Riesling in the making

PHeymont ·
Riesling in the making
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On the way to wine...

PHeymont ·
On the way to wine...
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Karl-Marx-Hof, Vienna

PHeymont ·
Karl-Marx-Hof, Vienna
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 1)

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Rose Garden and Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna, Austria) The Eagles are one of my favorite rock bands, with a terrific and diverse music catalog including many top hits such as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast...
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Vienna — Life in the Past Lane (part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
(Vienna, Kartnerstrasse, one of the main pedestrian malls) This blog is a continuation of a discussion on visiting Vienna.  If you missed it, you can read part 1 here.   (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna)  Other...
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Laughter Set in Stone: Fun with Statues

PHeymont ·
This is a hold-up! This fellow (and a companion on the other side of the door) carry the weight at building entrance on Stromgaten, near Bergen, Norway rail station. Historically, statues have served a variety of serious purposes: to honor the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 2, 2014: Karlskirche, Vienna

PHeymont ·
  Vienna's Karlskirche, arguably the city's finest Baroque building, was built starting in 1716 under the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles (Karl) VI—but it's not actually named for him. The emperor had promised a church in...
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Gumbo Pic of the Day, Dec. 8, 2013: Horses in Hats

PHeymont ·
These equine fashion plates are waiting for tourist passengers outside Vienna's Albertina Palace/Museum, one of the many remnants of Habsburg rule in Vienna's central city "inside the Ring," a reference to the circular boulevard that traces the route...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2014: Human Vending Carts

PHeymont ·
  Every city has typical street food and vendors—New York's hot dogs and souvlaki, Philadelphia's pretzels, Amsterdam's herring—but Berlin, like Vienna, specializes in sausages, especially currywurst, a bratwurst slathered in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 22, 2014: Greek Cathedral, Vienna

PHeymont ·
  Sometimes, while traveling, you walk past something; it looks interesting, but it's not open. You poke your eyes and lens in as best you can, and grab a shot...and then, over the years following you keep coming back to the image and you know...
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Barcelona-Vienna-Beijing Route Coming Soon

PHeymont ·
Air China is launching a new long-distance route from Barcelona to Beijing, with one stop in Vienna, hoping to catch the two big waves of Chinese tourists heading for Europe and Europeans visiting China. Details  HERE
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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10-min. Vienna-Bratislava flight cut short

PHeymont ·
  Sorry about the pun, but it appears that FlyNiki, an AirBerlin subsidiary, has cancelled plans to move part of its operation from Vienna to Bratislava and connect the two bases with an air shuttle.    The flights, which would have...
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Chic Vienna hotel is ray of hope for asylees

PHeymont ·
With a European immigration crisis boiling up in many forms these days, focusing on mass migration by boat across the Mediterranean, there's a different story playing out in Vienna, where a chic hotel is serving as a place for immigrants who came as...
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New Vienna attraction: Tiny twin pandas

PHeymont ·
The happy moment turned out to be double as videos revealed that Yang Yang had given birth to two baby pandas.
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Visiting the oldest Amusement Park in the World

Ava ·
Ava shares a fun visit to Wurstelprater in Vienna. While it's the world's oldest amusement park, there are lots of fun and high-speed attractions to appeal to today's travelers.
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Vienna's weekend of 'old-timer' classics

PHeymont ·
Vienna celebrates some of everyone's favorite cars with a weekend of drives in different neighborhoods.
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Vienna Zoo: Selfie sticks danger to animals

PHeymont ·
Vienna's zoo has a problem with selfie sticks, and has banned their use in large areas of the zoo. The problem is visitors who poke them into cages to get close-ups of animals or who get too close themselves. The cartoon sign above has been posted in...
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Vienna: Try a walk on the ugly side

PHeymont ·
Think Vienna, and you usually come up with images of cafes with pastry and chocolate, of music and stately buildings...of maybe Harry Lime and The Third Man. But ugly? That's not usually in view.   But it's there, and a new walking tour for...
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Vienna taxman to collect its share of 'sharing economy'

PHeymont ·
Vienna allows short-term rentals but requires licenses—and taxes. Authorities are cracking down now on those with neither or who owe taxes.
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Austria coffee-drinkers in for a chill?

PHeymont ·
Austria considers modifying or ending the ban on outdoor cafe seating before April.
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January 3, 2018: The Art of Hundertwasser

George G. ·
George G shares several beautiful buildings in Germany and Austria which were created by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
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Wiener Bonbons: Highlights of Vienna (Where Gumbo was #114)

PHeymont ·
This week’s puzzle started with a very puzzling picture—so puzzling it needed a second shot to clarify that it was in a tunnel. Even so, Jonathan L was sharp enough to jump to a correct conclusion, which he hinted to the crowd in a comment...
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Austria extends 'marriage equality' to traffic lights

PHeymont ·
The green man who welcomes you to cross the street in most of the world has become more diverse in Austria, with Vienna's installation of lights that show couples crossing the street, with hearts connecting them. They come in same-sex and mixed-gender...
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Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

PHeymont ·
TravelGumbo has featured many markets, but few as old or as large as Vienna's fabled Naschmarkt, with a history going back to the 16th century, and just under a mile long and two to three aisles wide of stands, stalls, restaurants and small bars just...
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Vienna closes the Ring for a Night Run

PHeymont ·
Vienna closed its famed Ringstrasse—the circular boulevard that marks the location of the old city walls—last night for its annual Night Run, with over 20,000 runners taking part to raise funds for charity.   With an entry fee of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2015: Vienna's Sausage Stands

PHeymont ·
Think of Vienna, and you get Vienna Waltz, Wiener Schnitzel, Vienna Sausage...and I don't mean those strange grey things lurking in a can. For me, one of the highlights of visiting Vienna is the profusion of sausage stands on street corners.  ...
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Drones to travel for armchair tourists?

PHeymont ·
Imagine sitting in your armchair with a virtual-reality helmet and a remote control and "visiting" the streets of your favorite city, an art gallery, the Grand Canyon, or...?   There have long been travel documentaries and the like for armchair...
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Vienna's public toilets to get better...and fewer

PHeymont ·
One of the fancier upgraded toilets in Vienna      Photo: Jobst, The Local   Vienna, a frequent winner of livability awards and home to a more extensive collection of public toilets than anywhere else, is starting a multi-year...
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Vienna logs 10,000 users a week on free WiFi

PHeymont ·
Poster advertises: "Have you heard? Vienna already has 200 free WiFi spots—and that will be doubled by the end of 2015!"   Vienna is going public WiFi in a big way, with 150 free hotspots (not yet the 200 advertised in the poster)...
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