On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!


I found this unpublished set, enjoy folks. Since I worked on the site so much Sunday and have much more to do Monday, I’m pushing back a special super-set from realbtl’s trip to Ireland. It will be next week, beginning next Monday.

It will be grand.

Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.

As some of the jackals asked for more pictures from Austria, here are some I took during the last few days.

There are three subway lines that cross the Danube river: this is the view from line U2 upstream towards the city. The high-rise buildings on the right are the Donaucity that include the UN buildings. Back when I was a kid, those were dominant there, these days they are almost the smallest buildings in that area.

Just a few miles downstream there is a hydro-electric plant, thus the river is very quiet here.

I recently sent a picture of the Pestsäule in Mödling. This here is the one that was built right in the center of Vienna.

Different angle of the Pestsäule on the Graben. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graben,_Vienna

Just around the corner there is the cathedral of Vienna: St Steven’s church.

This is the courtyard of an old palais on Herrengasse. They found some Roman foundations during renovations a few years back.

These days, this particular building is owned by the federal government and houses offices of a ministry.


Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.


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7 replies
  1. 1
    JPL says:

    On the road with Otmar. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.

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    arrieve says:

    Thanks, Otmar! I would love to go back to Vienna one day — these pictures will have to do in the meantime!

  3. 3
    otmar says:

    I submitted six sets of pictures yesterday. No more Vienna, these are real “on the road” pictures.

  4. 4
    MelissaM says:

    Man, I love Vienna! Danke, Otmar.

  5. 5
    JPL says:

    @otmar: Wow! I can’t wait.

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    J R in WV says:

    Six sets, great, that will keep Alain busy for a little while. I’m working on some museum sets from LA, it’s somehow going really slow.

    Thanks Otmar.!!

    Am I the only person who thinks it’s odd to see a vista photo from a ‘subway’? In Chicago they call it the El (for elevated) even though it’s underground in the Loop downtown area. Cause most of it is up in the air.

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    DanF says:

    Alain – FYI – as of 6pm 6/25 – the site can not be viewed with an iPad.

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