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Europe » Austria » Vienna July 13th 2020

Bonjour à tous, Vienne, capitale de l'Autriche, à l'est du pays, est traversée par le Danube, peuplée de 1,9 millions d'habitants, est le principal centre culturel et politique et économique du pays. De nombreuses organisations y ont leur siège tel que OPEP, OSCE, ONU, l'agence mondial de l'énergie atomique, etc. Entre 2005 et 2015 Vienne a été la première destination pour les congrès et conventions internationales. Elle accueille près de 4 millions de touristes par an. Rien que les serbes, et les turques, dépassent les 200 000 personnes. La renommée de Vienne repose principalement sur sa vie musicale. Il n'existe pas d'autres villes, dans le monde, dans laquelle autant de compositeur ont vécu. Des événements musicaux tel que le concert du nouvel an, ou le bal de l'opéra, avec des bâtiments dédiés. Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Strauss, ... read more
Musée histoire Naturel
la roue l'originale
Beethoven !!!!!

Europe » Austria » Vienna July 12th 2020

Bonjour à tous, De nouveau, ce matin à Prague, le soleil est revenu, mais pas la chaleur, 12*. Je vais garder le soleil toute la journée et pas bien plus de 20, même à Vienne, ce qui me va très bien, pour mes longues marches. Ce jour encore, 9.8, et il faut que je trouve encore où souper, j'ai vu, cet après midi beaucoup de restaurants fermés. Je vous avais dit, que je prendrais l'autoroute de Prague à Vienne environ 350km, pratiquement aussi pénible que par la route. Les 200 premiers, jusqu'à Brno, environ 150 en travaux, sur une file, entre 60 et 80kmh. En 3 jours que j'ai passé en Tchéquie je peux traduire le terme travaux ''pozor''. Après toutes ces zones de travaux, une déviation nous a emmenée dans la campagne Tchèque, dans les ... read more
l'ambassade France
la cathédrale de Vienne

Europe » Austria » Vienna July 5th 2020

Pesibusom si to mierim na zel.stanicu sered. Vlak ma meskanie 15min, no nikto to neohlasuje. Smer tt. I pripoj ma meskanie, tak v pohode stihnuty prestup. Je nedela, cakal som narvanu supravu z vychodu na zapad, no su uz prazdniny, tak pohodicka. Usadzam sa do detskeho kupe. Dvere polepene roznymi zvieratami. V kupecku ma jeden chalan masku, druhy nema. Tak si nedavam ani ja, nemal som ani cestou zo serede. Na hlavnej stanici, vykvetu svk sa nezdrziavam a idem si pesibusom na bus stanicu nivy. Casu mam akurat, vonku uz prijemne vecerne pocasie. Park na namesti slobody prave polievaju. Striekace su mudro nastavene na chodnik, tak to prebieham a uz som mokry. V okoli bus stanice stale prebieha vystavba. Mensie zmatkovanie, otazka na sbs pri twin city ci idem spravne, je tu samy plot a natahane ... read more

Europe » Austria » Vienna May 26th 2020

Do you know how many notes are in a chromatic scale? In Western music, there are 12 familiar tones, each a half-step or a semitone apart. To visualize this, think of the keys on a piano: A half-step is the shortest distance between two keys, so if you start on C (which is a white key), one semitone up is C# (a black key), and one semitone up from that is D (another white key). The sequence in this case would continue as follows: D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, and B. This type of scale, where you play every semitone in ascending or descending order from one octave to the next, is called a chromatic scale. Other, more common scales have fewer notes. For example, if you play a major scale — the ... read more
The big 3, retired!
Carnegie Hall, NYC
The greatest Artur Rubinstein

Europe » Austria » Vienna March 12th 2020

Povodne som mal zacat trip piatok 13teho avsak vdaka postupujucemu korona virusu svk uzatvara hranice o 700 13.3 t.j. do viedne by som sa nedostal. Doma upenlive rozmyslanie, ist alebo nie. Na rozmyslenie mam 2hod to mi ide posledny bus do ba, kedze som vacsinu dna prespal. Stredu som mal svoju poslednu nocnu. Nakonec rychlo balim batoh a pesibusom po titesi na bus stanicu sered. Bohuzial sa nestiham rozlucit s V, sme si mali dnes spolu aj so simonkou pochutnat na vinecku. Nasadam do prazdneho busu co ma konecnu v cesku. Platim nehoraznu cenu 3.8€ za cestu. Cestou este stale rozmyslam, poletim do porta alebo kupim let do bogoty. Predsa len tam su zatial neni ziadne obmedzenia resp pojdem to preckat na neaky indonezsky ostrov. Vyskakujem na nivach, kukam na odchody busov, bus do viedne ide ... read more

Europe » Austria » Vienna January 12th 2020

My overnight train arrived in Vienna around 8 am. I hadn't really slept much on the train and hadn't eaten, so my first port of call was McDonald's for breakfast. 4 euros for a McMuffin and a coffee and no hash brown was a shocking reminder that I was back in Western Europe. While eating my breakfast, I decided what to do. Since I couldn't check into my hostel in Bratislava until 2 or 3 in the afternoon, I had quite a lot of time to kill. I had been to Vienna many, many years ago when I lived in Germany. I can't really remember too much about it. All I can remember is going to the 'Bermuda Triangle' area for a drink, I think we were staying in that area, and the cashpoints dispensing 100 ... read more
Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace

Europe » Austria » Vienna December 23rd 2019

The morning started off with my pursuit of coffee...I was headed to District 1 to meet up with an old friend so I headed that way. My hotel is only 1 mile away from the central district so I was hitting the pavement...these boots were made for walking ya know! Discovered Cafe Pruke...walked in and had a seat. I was given a menu and was only able to read two worries...I can do this! Was able to order a latte and croissant. As I was sitting there enjoying the ambiance and feeling pretty good about my mad, international skills I finally noticed the sign that read no credit cards, cash only! Uh oh...I had not taken the time yet to get to an ATM...what to do? My mind started a panicked scramble...dine and dash? (Okay, ... read more

Europe » Austria » Vienna December 22nd 2019

Whew...what a flight! Actually, the flight from Portland to Amsterdam was quiet good...long, but good. Maybe got a couple hours of sleep. However, the noise cancelling headphones are a must for travel. Since I went through immigration in Amsterdam, I didn't have to go through it when I landed in Vienna. I will say that I was a bit concerned and nervous to just walk out after retrieving my luggage. I even asked a porter if it was alright. So I got funny looks to start off my adventure but whatever! My driver was waiting at the end of a long que but so glad I splurged and had a car waiting...why you ask? Well, it was pouring buckets of rain and I didn't have to worry about figuring out the public transportation! Off we went ... read more

Europe » Austria » Vienna December 13th 2019

Vienna Sunday 8th December 2019 – Friday 13th December 2019 Waltzing Vienna!! A few days away to celebrate Chris’ 73rd birthday! We had a lunchtime flight so quite a leisurely day arriving at the hotel about 4.00pm. No problems at all, an easy journey from the airport to the OPP Wien Hauptbahnhof (Central Vienna Station) and a five minute walk to our Hotel (Hotel Prinz Eugen) Apart from having a little local wander and a local gluhwien we had a relaxing evening, getting ready to explore Vienna tomorrow. Monday 9th December 2019 After a good breakfast we set off 9.30ish and caught the Blue Line on the Big Red Bus, past Belvedere Palace to Hofburg, the Winter Palace, the last royals that lived there - Franz Joseph and Elizabeth (also known as Sissi). It was enormous ... read more
Jewish Monument
Hotel Sacher
Spanish Riding School

Europe » Austria » Vienna October 26th 2019

When time is plentiful, there’s so much to do! Stepping out onto Klosterneuberg Straße behind the Augarten I’d be mistaken for thinking I was in Palmerston North. More hairdressers and beauty clinics than expected, this was barber street(s). Shave, cut, colour, foils, the works, in increments of euros. After passing one that morning with the failed swim, I motioned I’d return that afternoon although the morning quiet was deceptive. Come 4pm when I returned, I stood a good fifteen min at the front door before being acknowledged, at which point I asked could I perhaps sit and wait?. The one hour wait was suggested, so as various others came and went, I stayed. Perfect blog writing time, and around 6:15 I was taken for my hair to be wet then cut. It’s these moments I wished ... read more
Descent from Tulbinger kogel to Vienna

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