The Soviet war monument, found at Vienna’s Schwarzernbergplatz, comes out best in photographs when taken from a distance. This is because of its size and the fact that it is located around beautiful sights and grandiose buildings. The monument is commonly known as Helden der Roten Armee.The semi-circular white marble stone, among other spectacles, features a 12 metre high figure of a Red Army soldier. The monument was opened in 1945 to commemorate numerous Soviet soldiers who were killed in the Battle for Vienna. It marks victory over fascism. The fountain at the place is aalways an outstanding feature. But when it is sunny, photography around the area can be very pleasurable. From a right angle one can even capture a rainbow or two and a variety of artistic shades.
It is interesting to note that the Helden der Rote Armee in Vienna was built by war prisoners and local workforce. The greyish circular stuff inside the fountain is some type of stone which also adds to the sight’s beauty.The skies were very clear with scattered ligh clouds on the day the photos were shot. That is, a couple of weeks ago. For days now, it has been drizzling a lot ande any serious photography has not been inviting.
Below is an alley close to our place photographed on the same day, but in the evening. The lighting along the lane came out nicely reminding one of a deserted hallway in a horror movie. It was also a bit quiet out there – showing early signs of autumn (Herbst).
The newly completed supermarket and restaurant in the neighbourhood makes for a bright and glowy scenery in the small business centre of the 21st district of Vienna.Its presence makes the place to look busier than it has ever been before.