I feel sorry for the lack of posts this month, but I had to carry out some important things and take some measures for the website. Besides, June is the exams month for those who study at the university. You know on June, when the weather is ideal for endless strolls in the park and there are many festivals or activities for free all around the city, I have to stay home and study. But it usually goes like that: I start studying syntax and phonetics but a flashback of some moments on a Greek island passes through my mind, I give up on learning and look at summer pictures. Then I return to my books because some things need to be done, whether you like them or not.
I have many exciting future plans for the world of the Viennese girl, which will not only continue but grow more and more, little by little.
“Vienna in June” is a photo project that I would like to bring to this blog starting this month. Here are some photos of the city, photos that I took during the month of June, photos without any Photoshop, special filters or other editing. Different spots of the city that I hope you enjoy.
“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld
Photo (c) Elena Azzalini Photography
Studying at the University of Vienna is nice, working in Vienna is nice as well, but having a chat with a nice girl on a sunny careless Sunday is more than amazing. Simple things in life are the best. We should always appreciate them and not take them for granted. Elena and I went for a coffee and then to Schönbrunn palace. You might have already seen some photos that we snapped together on my account on Instagram.
The photo of this post, gives me the chance to write a bit about how much I like the public transportation in Vienna. Having lived in the capital city of Greece for years and after experiencing limited public transportation in a very big city, I can say that the public transportation in Vienna turns the city into a playground. Having a car is useless. Public transportation here is fast, convenient, and punctual. I never had any kind of difficulty getting around Vienna. It is obvious that people who work for it do their best for the others. I shouldn’t forget to mention that the metro runs around the clock on Fridays and Saturdays and on the eve of public holidays, which makes going out at night easier.
My favorite metro stations? Schönbrunn station and the Stadtpark station, they look actually similar. The Stadtpark station was the first metro station that I saw when I came to Vienna, so I guess I have a special emotional connection to this station. I still remember that day, when I got off, and didn’t know which direction to take.♥
Clever decoration full of inspiration, small yet sophisticated. These words describe my new discovery. A piece of Hungarian culture in the center of Vienna.
I had a small talk with Peter who served me my breakfast; he told me that they bring fresh products every day from Budapest. He asked me if I want to drink a cup of coffee and I told him that I never drink coffee. He looked at me weird and I laughed. I am not weird! I am just a special edition!
If you visit Budapest Bistro, don’t forget to check their bathroom, a quote hanging on the wall is waiting for you: “People who love to eat are always the best people.” ― Julia Child
I enjoyed the breakfast on a vintage Sewing Machine Table (see photos below) listening to music from the Budapest Bar.
Coffee And Other Stories
Everybody in Vienna knows Naschmarkt. It is the most popular market in the city. It is a flea market where people show up to sell all kinds of goods; it has vegetable vendors, flower shops, oriental shops, Turkish people who try to convince you to taste their specialities, restaurants, and bars.
Don’t go on Sundays because you will find nobody there. On the contrary, if you go on Saturdays the market is at its peak. This time I had lunch at Nautilus, where I ordered a yummy pasta alle vongole, like in Italy! It is so nice having lunch with a good friend and watching people passing by at the same time. ♥
Vienna 20 degrees
When the city blooms and the sun shine in the Viennese sky, I get the feeling that – not only me- but everybody is a bit happier than usual.
In general, 20 degrees in Vienna means:
1. The park is suddenly full of people who lay on the grass.
2. The possibilities of finding a free table to sit outdoors are low.
3. You have to wait in the queue to get an ice cream.