Today I woke up pretty late. At 10.30am. But it’s Saturday and I am excused, right? I looked at my mobile and I had at least 4 messages from friends telling me that they saw me in Madonna magazine. Although I knew that the article would be published at beginning of May, I needed some time to realize it. At this point, I have a chance to say that blogging and photography is a hard work, and if you want to have a successful blog, it demands a lot of hard work, so I am glad that all this work get recognized from magazines and people like my work and I feel thankful for this. It all started as a hobby, as an idea to escape from the routine but it’s growing fast now and although I have a vision and goal, what is happening still feels sometimes surreal.
So, this weekend started with great news. The Viennese girl blog is featured in Madonna magazine. One whole page dedicated to The Viennese Girl blog with a nice text and beautiful photos from Tony Gigov wearing Patricia Vincent. You can find the online version here. Now I want to know how would you feel if you see photos of yourself in a magazine? ♥
1st of May, bank holiday in Vienna. I wake up at 6.30. I make myself up quickly. I get in the metro. I am in the center of Vienna around 8.00am. My first goal of the day is to take pictures of the center of Vienna without people. I have only one hour to complete my work because when the cafes open at 9.00, the center will be full of people. I know exactly where I want to go, of which places I want to take pictures, so I don’t lose not even a minute. My time is valuable. At 9.00 I am done. Hooray! Now I deserve a Viennese breakfast for rising early this morning. I decide to pamper myself and enter Demel. I found a table next to a window and while I savor my Viennese breakfast I lose myself into deep thoughts. Sometimes I think too much. After one hour of thinking and eating, I am done with my breakfast. Ready to go now. My next goal is to buy Wienerin. I am sure I can find it somewhere in Kärntner Straße. I find the Viennese magazine and I also find myself on page 271. I hope you also have a nice start of May. ♥
I love Volksgarten Pavillon in Vienna for two personal reasons: first it reminds me of Samos, and second, because this is the place where my best friend in Vienna and I used to catch up during the summer. And yes finally the weather is warm again in Vienna, and we can spend some time together sitting outside here. The decoration is a little bit strange. By saying strange I mean that it has a touch of vintage and it seems a bit untended, it’s not really a fancy place but it evokes a certain summer mood, summer feeling and a lot of carefreeness. Although it is located in the center of Vienna, near to Hofburg, it seems that it’s not discovered by tourists yet but after this post I don’t know… 🙂 ♥
I have been longing for a stroll at Lainzer Tiergarten and visit at Hermesvilla for many months now. But it wasn’t possible because Hermesvilla was closed during the winter and reopened its doors on 28 March 2015.
On one hand, I wonder how come I haven’t visited Hermesvilla not even once in the past 4 years I’ve been living in Vienna, but on the other hand, I am glad there are still new things to see and do in the Austrian capital. If you plan to visit Hermesvilla, just remember that the entrance is free every first Sunday of each month.
Sisi used to live in Hermesvilla, therefore you can see the interior and some furniture, but what I liked the most was the charming stairs and beautiful black and white checkerboard floor.
To sum it up, on this blog post there are some pictures of Hermesvilla, its surroundings, and the cafe restaurant on the ground floor. I didn’t take many pictures of Hermesvilla because it was under construction. But what a romantic place for a stroll, right?
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Those who follow The Viennese Girl blog might have noticed the changes we’ve made lately on the blog. Those are small but significant changes for me, as a founder and editor of this Vienna blog. Those are changes I‘ve been wanting to have for such a long time. The problem is that I have had no idea about anything that concerns coding but my friend Ioanna has! We found some free time and sat down and discussed what would work better for The Viennese Girl blog, how can we make it look better, and how can it be more user friendly. Thanks to Ioanna, those significant changes on the appearance of the blog were implemented and I am now more glad than before to have a blog that looks exactly the way I want. At the end of every meeting with Ioanna, I was joking to her: one day I will hire you as my secretary…But seriously, I am glad to have my friend Ioanna on board, who contributes to the blog with her valuable technical knowledge. She is a savvy IT girl.
We are working constantly to improve what we love, The Viennese Girl blog. A photography blog, a visual diary of Silia, who likes to discover beautiful things on a daily basis in Vienna, even when it’s cold and rainy outside. I hope you like the changes we’ve made, too.
This photo was taken at Burgring 1 cafe.♥
While everybody else was waiting to catch the next tram, I was taking photos of the cherry blossoms. I really feel like a tourist in my own city and I have a lot of fun with it. While everybody else was in a hurry to get back home or work, tell me, how could I ignore those blossoming cherry trees with Votiv church in the background? Only the cars were disturbing my visual creativity at that moment but I couldn’t do anything to stop them. (Excuse me mister driver, could you please stop driving on that street because at this moment I need to take a photo of the cherry blossom?) I am sure people would look at me strangely too, but I knew I shouldn’t miss that shot.
Schottentor is one of the most frequented and busiest metro stations in Vienna, located between the first and ninth district opposite to the University of Vienna. Not only the U2 metro line but also many trams depart from Schottentor towards the 9th district and 19th district.♥
How would you feel if you found a piece of Bali in the middle of Vienna? Last week The Viennese Girl embarked on a new adventure. Let me tell you about my experience: It never crossed my mind to join a yoga class untill the day my friend Chiana invited me to join her at her mother’s yoga studio in Vienna. She asked me “Do you do yoga?” and immediately I knew I had to give it a try. The welcome couldn’t be better. We started off with a delicious smoothie at the bar, the chocolate cacao flavor was my favourite. Afterwards I joined a yoga class which lasted an hour and a half. At the end, we enjoyed a cup of tea and took some funny photos with the girls, as you see above.
And in case you were wondering…No, I wasn’t able to touch my toes : )
One week have gone by since I attend the yoga course at Bali Yoga Wien and i still remember the smell of exotic perfumes once I stepped inside. After the lesson I felt much happier and full of energy and at the same time it was like mentally travelling to Bali, although we were in the center of Vienna. Then, once I stepped out of Bali Yoga Wien, it was like going back to reality. I tucked myself underneath my umbrella and headed towards the Metro.
I asked Chiana and Beate to share some facts with us about the Bali Yoga Wien and here it is:
Bali Yoga Wien has been open since October 2014 and is a Yoga studio offering a combination of yoga styles from Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga to Vinyasa Flow. BYW offers a variety of classes focusing on different areas for every level from beginners to advanced. For example, we have classes concentrating on people suffering with back problems. But asides from being a yoga studio, BYW is also a furniture and homeware store with items imported from the island of Bali. We also have a juice bar where we make smoothies filled with fresh ingredients and super foods plus our own raw chocolate and vegan energy bars to keep you pumped and healthy. Beate, the co-owner of Bali Yoga Wien, lived and raised her children on the island of Bali for more than 20 years. Now, Beate has brought her unique yoga and Balinese style to Vienna. You can find more information about our courses, the timetable and prices on our website or on our Facebook Page.