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Monday, October 17, 2011

Our World - Vienna at night

One of the greatest moments I had in Vienna was wandering around the streets after dark. Just when I thought that Venice by night was a magical delight, Vienna was another fabulous European city that I fell in love instantly. It's been a very lovely vacation and we managed to see a lot of the city in 3 days.

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With a reliable map in hand, it is easy to navigate and find your way around all the streets. If I remember correctly, this was captured at Innere Stadt, the old town of Vienna. The combination of music, atmosphere and lights on the street create a charming and an unforgettable experience, that I can clearly recall as I'm writing this post.

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The people in the background added so much character to the atmosphere although I was wondering if the two people staring at the camera in the lower-left corner were happy when I was taking the picture.


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I can't remember the name of this iconic building but it's one of my favourite night shots. I like how the structure is beautifully lit up against the dark sky.
* This particular building is Musikverein Concert Hall. Thanks to Traveling Hawk for sharing the information.


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As pleasant as it is during the day, the city really comes alive at night. Looking across the road is Vienna State Opera on the left and the casino on the right.


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One of the best things about window shopping in Vienna is the chance to see the attractive window displays where all the big names in luxury fashion can be found at Karntnerstrasse. This one is my favourite, I like how the mannequins strike an elegant pose for the crowds.


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This was one of my favourite food stops while in Vienna. Nordsee is a German fast-food fish restaurant, but it's unlike any fast-food restaurant I had previously experienced. This restaurant is often crowded with diners and the food is not only cooked fresh, it's delicious and served piping hot in a relaxed, casual cafe.


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As we made our way to the subway, we noticed people were relaxing the night away at an outdoor cafe outside Hotel Sacher and enjoying the famous Original Torte produced by the hotel. I had my share of two delightful tortes earlier in the afternoon too and it was a great feeling being able to sit there enjoying my cravings and the atmosphere was absolutely inviting, personal and welcoming.

Our World

28 comments:

  1. Great night shots.
    As long as cafes remain open, I could wander these streets all night long. (Great window shopping, too.)

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  2. What a beautiful town.You can enjoy in this town even during the night thanks to many wonderful lights. :)

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  3. Vienna looks very nice, I've never been there.

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  4. The love you felt for Vienna is obvious in both your photos and your words. Your pictures are truly wonderful. The combination of light and detail is marvelous.

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  5. Glad to see you are another fan of Vienna. And of wonderful NORDSEE!!! yes, I always head for these when in Germany, they're so much better than fast food places we have here. I wish they'd spread throughout Europe! (actually didn't even know they had them in Austria). The only thing that is a bit difficult with them is that the ordering isn't quite as simple as your average fast food joint, I have to actually try and speak German - help!!! :)

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  6. Great shots: thank you for sharig.
    I felt like I was there...

    Greetings

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  7. That building you can't remeber is Musikverein, I was there to a concert. Very nice night photos, Life Ramblings!

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  8. What beautiful photos! I especially like your third and fourth photos and can see why the third one is one of your favourites. Those buildings come alive at night and it looks stunning there.

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  9. My favourite time for wandering around central London is late at night, during the winter time when it is freezing cold and dark, it is a magical experience.

    Looking at your pictures, Vienna looks like a city that also comes alive at night...

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  10. Thank you for the beautiful ramble around Vienna - it looks so glamorous at night - oh! to be eating sacher torte right outside the famous Sacher Hotel!!

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  11. Bonza photos, the couple in the lower left hand corner in the 2nd photo were just soaking up the atmosphere of the night :-).

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  12. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. Wonderful night shots. That iconic building looks great.

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  14. I have always imagined Vienna to be a great outdoors place full of wonderful nightlife - and your photos (and experience) prove it.

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  15. What wonderful night shots! Vienna looks lovely - and quite busy in the evenings too.

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  16. It looks like a perfect evening for window shopping and having dinner outdoors. Lovely photos!

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  17. You have wonderfully clear and vivid night shots! You have a good camera too, i suppose!

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  18. That last image of the outdoor cafe and surrounding buildings embodies much of what I love about visiting Europe.

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  19. Vienna, looks like a beautiful city at night. It is wonderful to see so many people out and about in the evening. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing your world.

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  20. I would love to go to both Venice and Vienna, both start with the letter V and both sound equally exciting! :)

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  21. Your fave place to eat there looks great, extremely inviting and would love to see some of the food served... I can bet it's yum! ;)

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  22. Love all of the pics especially the gorgeous window display, I wanna go to Vienna pronto! :(

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  23. Actually I wanna go to any European city right now LOL! :)

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  24. What a nice sightseeing tour by night ! and the first pictures says : Money Exchange, lol !

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  25. I adore opera, and it has been a dream of mine for years to go to the Vienna Opera House....you are so lucky. I adore all of these shots. Am too old to make the trip across the pond now, but with wonderful photos like yours, I can still dream in color. genie

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  26. Wonterful photos of Vienna!!!
    I like this town, too!!!
    Many greetings

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