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Snow white

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

When the weather forecast predicts snow, usually my friends warn me about it but this time nobody said anything and waking up to this snowy landscape was such a nice surprise. To be honest, I had a small suspicion, because there were some snow flakes in the air the night before but I never imagined that next day the ground would be blanketed by a foot of fresh snow.

Snow and the magical air that comes with it were inviting us to take some pictures. You see, some are ski enthusiasts while my friends and I are photos enthusiasts. Those photos were snapped at Maria-Theresien Square between Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum in Vienna. We chose this place not by chance. I wanted to have those round bushes that were covered by snow as the background (and I wanted to think that they were covered not by snow but by sugar). But maybe I had too high expectations and didn’t reckon the freezing cold that made our hands suffer and forced us leave the Maria-Theresien Square and run for that warm chocolate drink at Burgring 1 Cafe!♥

shades of autumn

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

We were in the mood for autumn and our wish was to visit a park to see and take pictures of the falling leaves that have yellow, red, and gold colors.

But, as usual, we didn’t know to which park we should go. After a long discussion, we headed to Türkenschanzpark (difficult to say that word) influenced by the opinion of a friend of mine (who by the way makes her way to India today…..so jealous…safe travels I wish to her) told me that she finds Türkenschanzpark in Vienna more beautiful than Schönbrunn gardens. Really? What do you think?

Unfortunately we arrived a bit late and it started getting dark, but I promise I’ll go back soon and take more pictures.

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” ― Andrea Gibson

Bright side of life

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Photos above were snapped on my holidays in Santorini by Antonio Giannakos.

My return to Vienna hadn’t been as good as I would’ve liked. It was raining nonstop for two days and that didn’t help me at all to adapt myself smoothly to the city life. Leaving a place which has 30 degrees to go to a place which has 14 was very disappointing. I wanted to hide myself under a duvet, or even better, to press a button that would teleport me back to the magic Cyclades, but instead of that, I had to run errands all day in rain. September can be a cruel month for many people, I guess. Kids get back to school and adults get back to work. Whatever happens, always look on the bright side of life.

“Happiness is simply a habit of looking on the brighter side of everything.”Richelle E. Goodrich

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Weekend getaway

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MOLE WEST

Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

Here is a weekend getaway idea for you: If you live in Vienna and have a car, or a friend of yours has a car and you two (or three, or four) want to do something different on the weekend and go for a breakfast, dinner, or for a drink next to the lake, visit Mole West in the Lake Neusiedl. As far as I remember they don’t accept reservations and on the warm summer nights this place is usually full. You have to be a bit patient until a table is free. If you want to have a dinner, go earlier than 22.00 because the kitchen closes at 22.00.
It’s a great location and the place gives you that feeling of being on a holiday, so it’s totally worth a visit in my opinion. I visited this place twice and both times we had a chat with a waiter who told us that he came from Hungary and I still remember that he was especially kind to us. The second time he even brought us some finger food even when the kitchen was closed. Overall, a nice experience.♥

Helianthus annuus

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

Helianthus annuus aka sunflowers. Have you ever stopped the car suddenly, pulled it up to the side of the road and jumped into a field of joyous Helianthus annuus?
In Burgenland we found many endless sunflower fields on our way and as they are during the peak of summer, we didn’t want to miss the chance of snapping some photos among the yellow, cheery flowers.
My only concern was the bugs, the bees, all the possible insects and my biggest fear was the snakes but in the end everything went smoothly and we had some amazing pictures with a spectacular background. I just love to take pictures in the most incredible amazing places.♥

“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, turn my back to darkness, stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.”- Pam Stewart

Escape the city

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

When my friend said that we will go to the village Rust to see the storks, I had no idea what she was talking about. With the spirit of “escape the city, get away from all the stress, embrace the summer, do something different” we arrived to a very beautiful village and to my surprise we saw so many gardens with beautiful flowers, chimneys with nests and storks on them. This is what I like when I visit a place for the very first time. You don’t know what to expect and it can surprise you pleasantly. We sat on a traditional wine tavern and we ate some delicious Eismarillen knödel from Tichy and then we milled around to capture the beauty that was surrounding us. Amazing escape from the city.

Rust is in Burgenland located on the Western shore of Lake Neusiedl.
The photos of this post describe the spirit of The Viennese Girl. Happy and carefree in a peaceful place full of colors.♥

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

Visit Esterházy Palace

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Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

The other day I had the opportunity to visit Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt. A baroque palace that offers a wine museum, gift shop, guided tours, and concerts. Last week I had the chance to visit the Esterházy Palace but I know that I would like to see and learn more about the Austrian countryside. An Asian proverb says “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”. I totally agree.

Hope you all have a nice day!

Outfit: Forever 21

Before sunset

Have you ever been to Podersdorf am See? Well, it’s not the place that I liked so much but the lighthouse, the lake, the pier, but above all…. the sunset. After work, take your significant other and drive to Podersdorf am See, sit on the pier and enjoy the sunset…just the two of you! Doesn’t it sound nice? It doesn’t only sound nice. It is!!!

Podersdorf am See is on the shore of the Neusiedler See, not far away from Vienna and close to Hungary. After that, go to Mole West for a drink.

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault.

Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography

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Summer feeling

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Some days ago, when the weather was still nice, some friends and I spent some hours in Stadtpark. We usually go to the park when the weather is warm (you see here in Vienna many activities depend on the weather) and we get that summer feeling that makes us discuss about summer holidays.

Stadtpark is one of my favorite parks in Vienna. But there are many other beautiful parks in Vienna such as Prater, Volksgarten and Burggarten.

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