Temperatures might drop well below zero, but there is still a lot to do in Vienna. The most important thing when going out is to dress up warmly, -not forgetting gloves and a hat.
With the Danube being frozen over long stretches, as seen above, it was a good opportunity for Viennese
to make sport out of it. Some people skated, while others rode and played with their children on the river ‘ice jam’.
The beautiful blue skies added to the beauty of the scenery.
After such outdoor activities one can keep warm by grabbing a cupbof coffee from at the Imperial Butterfly House (schmetterlinhaus.at). For those whose are not coffee lovers, a warm cup of tea can do the trick. To learn more click here. Afternoons are never as comfortable as when one has something sweet to go with a good drink. Let’s see what I can find in some of Vienna’s Cafès.
Enjoy your week!
Photo: / E. Jonathan China Magic – Temple of heavenly Peace in Beijiong
This year Vienna Afrika Tage took place adjacent to its usual place on the Danube Island. Most patrons were asking: why the change of the venue?
A few days later into the Afrika – Afrika festival, a brand new Chinese “Luno Festival” started to take shape slowly but surely. Organisers were setting up building structures and figures to create a fantastic wow of colour. It finally opened its gates on September 1 and it will be on up to the 9th of October 2016. Yes! six weeks will see the Danube Island tranformed into Chinese magic kingdom and culture of fantastic lighting, colour and music.
Photo: E. Jonathan The lit Dragon creation at the Luno festival
Taking pictures at this sight can be fun by one has to adjust their wisely to caputure the spectacular creations and to bring out the artistic touch. Below is the dragon from a closer range. Photo: E. Jonathan
At the moment families and tourists throng the venue of “Chinese Magic – Festival of Light” as it celebrates its European premiere in Vienna.
Photo. E. Jonathan House-sized lit, in the form of Vienna State Opera & Johannes Strauss
The festival also offers a variety of Chinese cuisine.