Wednesday, January 09, 2013

My morning walk yesterday...in the snow

We are staying in Kaisermuhlen, which is an area squeezed between the Donau (River Danube) and what we Australians would call a billabong that used to be part of the Danube, the Alte Donau.
The ugliest modern belltower ever, for a lovely 19th century parish church
Kaisermuhlen in the snow...
Part of the front of Stefansdom (Cathedral)in the main square

Enlarged portion (it was snowing...)


I feel so sorry for this lion, trapped forever behind the anti-bird wire...
One statue is Samson fighting a griffon. Not sure if it's this one.

Here's the Graben fountain in the snow...

...with snow on the lion's nose
No, the lion is not smoking.That's the waterpipe.
Snow on umbrellas, a Fiaker and the Stubentor bus. I really am back in Vienna.

4 comments:

Jo said...

That's not snow, more like flurries.

Nice to be back? First time in 20 years I gather. Never did make it to Austria.

Tsana Dolichva said...

Lovely! I wish it was snowing in my corner of Sweden, but no. Instead we get incessant rain.

Anonymous said...

He can break out of that wire any time he likes!

Thoraiya

Glenda Larke said...

Jo --you would say that, being in Canada!

Tsana --Rain in the cold is MUCH worse.

Thoraiya -- now there's a short story in the making...