Summer is definitely here and Austria might not have seas but it’s blessed with beautiful lakes and rivers. In Vienna, the Danube river is an excellent alternative for the hot summer days and Viennese people sure know how to enjoy it 😀
There is a Wakeboarding lift in the New Danube area, which i find totally cool! I stayed there and watched for a few minutes, some guys did real awesome tricks, others kept falling. I’ve also noticed quite a few girls doing this, so that was refreshing to see! Austrian girls are definitely more sporty than Greek girls… sorry to say that girls but you know it’s true! I was considered “extreme” cause i was riding a bike… Well, maybe i was a bit “extreme” cause i was running like hell and jumping off dirt mounts like there was no tomorrow! It’s the need for speed, it’s not my fault 😛 But yeah, i find it really nice to see so many girls here involved into all kinds of sports! 😀
Here is another perspective of the same sunset that is also depicted in my last photo “Duality“. This one was taken from a bridge, not water level and it was taken about 7 minutes later. The sky was changing every minute and i was running like crazy trying to get to different locations so i can take as many different shots as i could. You don’t get such a sky every day… ❤
Yes, it’s me again, so soon! Inspiration is back and how can it not be with these amazing skies that take over Vienna every evening?… It’s been crazy
Yesterday, it was an amazing cloudy day from the get go, at around 7pm when i finally decided to go for a walk with my camera hoping to catch a nice sunset, all clouds had disappeared… I was almost ready to give up and go back home but still, i kept walking around aimlessly, cursing the clear blue sky for not being good enough for photos! At about 8pm, some clouds started to appear but still not enough to make it interesting. The sunset here is officially at 8:45pm, so i was hoping that until then the scenery might change…
So then the wind started to get stronger, the few clouds that were present started to turn dark, rain was coming! I put on my rain jacket and got ready for action! At 8:30pm the whole sky was filled with clouds and the sun was shyly giving away some warm rays as it started to decent on the horizon. I started to run in the rain to reach a good spot to take my photos. I thought going down to the water level might be interesting and but that took some time and by then it was already 8:40pm and the sun was giving away a last but stronger blast of beauty!
I was in the right place, at the right time! I immediately noticed, that right in front of my feet there was a fight going on between the warm and the cold, the day and the night and i was standing right in the middle… At 8:41pm, i took this shot and i can honestly say that it has been a really long time since i was so excited and emotional about a photo i took… So here it is… Nature’s masterpiece in all its glory!
I’m back with a darker image after all the gardens and the flowers. Lens distortion was left intentionally uncorrected as i feel that it gives an unsettling feeling and a sense of chaos.
Chaos, that is the right word to describe the whole situation that has been going on lately. Greece is walking on thin ice and what happens in the next days will not only determine the future of the country but of the whole European Union as well… My life has been pretty chaotic too, many changes, too many photos, not in the right mood to edit them and do them justice. Does that make sense?
I don’t know… I always feel bad when i realize i’ve been away from the WordPress community for a lot longer than i planned and i never seem to understand how it keeps happening. I recently noticed that my blog reached 20.000+ visits! :o And i would like to thank the people who keep coming back to check if i posted something new, even though i seem to mess up my schedule every time!
Uncertainty, i never dealt well with this lady… But she’s become my closest friend since i moved here, without even asking me. I’m still struggling to come to terms with the fact that i’m bound to keep carrying her around and eventually learn to ignore her as much as i can if i want to stay focused on what’s important and move forward in my life…
So, i might not know how long i can stay in this current apartment, i might not know if i will make it and win a place to study Graphic Design and Multimedia, i might not know when i’ll be able to visit Greece again, i might not know many things… but i know one thing… You just got to try baby…
Signs of spring all around the Danube Island! 🌼🌼🌼 Countless flowers decorate the saturated green meadows waiting for the sun to shine ☀ Nature is blooming everywhere…
Thousands of hungry caterpillars, waiting anxiously to transform and live a new life. Life is moving fast, evolving, it would be insane to stay the same. Take a deep breath and embrace change, let your wings grow and fly high! 😀 Wishing you all an awesome week! ♥
The Danube island is a little paradise in the middle of Vienna. It’s perfect for long bike rides, picnics, swimming or just sunbathing and from what i’ve seen also for fishing. I really love all the little floating fishing-boat-houses that can be found all along the shores of the Danube river. This one is equipped and ready for some serious grilling sessions under the warm summer sun. Not much of a sun in this photo but it’s coming! 😀
Here they are, the two tallest buildings of Vienna in one photo! 🙂 Donauturm (252meters) on the center of the photo and the DC Tower 1 (250meters with the antenna included) on the right. The Danube island offers a great panoramic view to some great architectural marvels but it’s also a unique place for nature lovers as you will discover on my next posts 😉
Have a great week my friends and don’t forget your comments are always welcome! Cheers!
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Continuing our walk on the Danube Island, we get to have a nice view of the second tallest building in Vienna. The DC Tower 1, is quite a fresh addition to the city’s skyline, having been completed in the summer of 2013. The DC Tower is 220 meters high, 250 meters if you include the antenna on top of it and thus almost touching the first place of the tallest buildings list. However, Donauturm at 252 meters height, refuses to come second to a cheating building and comfortably enjoys its first place! 😛
Standing on the same road, the view behind my back looks like that…An uphill road that invites you to go deeper exploring what this little magical island has to offer… Stay tuned 😉
V-Light is back! I hope you missed me cause you are gonna be served many new photos in the next days 😀 Why the long absence you may ask?…Well, i needed some time in my cocoon to be nurtured and grow into the artistic butterfly you all know me to be! Haha 😛 While in my cocoon, i still walked around every day (wait cocoons can walk? o_O ), many times for more than 3-4 hours, i covered many kilometers, absorbed so much beauty in vision and in sound. But hey, spring is here, so the smell ain’t so bad either! Everything is in bloom, vibrant colors, crazy people, wicked smiles…and the mood to kick ass is back again!
This might not be a very “springy” photo but that’s what i love about this season, the contrast! So i’ve been visiting the island in the middle of the Danube river, almost every day! It’s really a great place, so much nature, so much green and water all around! As an Aquarius myself, i love water, i crave to be near water, so it’s been a very healing experience as well. Batteries are fully charged and i’m ready to make my comeback to the oh so demanding online world! Hope you all have been doing great and enjoying spring wherever you are 😀 V-Light out! ♥
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The Raiffeisen Tower, built in 2010-2012, conquers position number 25 in the list of the highest buildings in Vienna. Measuring 78meters height and featuring 22 floors that house only offices, it might not win you over with its size but for me it’s a winner when it comes to design! A creation of architects: Dieter Hayde, Ernst Maurer, Radovan Tajder, the Raiffeisen Tower is a beauty standing right next to the Donau canal, reflecting its mood and mirroring every precious moment of the day.