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Cold snowy day February 2004 - Vienna

Cold snowy day February 2004

Ice Skating

Each February there is an ice rink outside the Rathaus. At night it is beautifully illuminated and they play great music. I usually go there at about 9pm to watch the skaters and over the years have come to recognise many of the regulars. I even feel sad if I don`t see them!

Around the edge of the rink are stalls selling food and drink, especially Gluwein. You pay a deposit for the mug which you can take home if you want. Each year they have a different design and I now have a shelf full at home. (sad, or what?)

It`s free to watch and I think a very unusual thing to do.

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  • Written Oct 10, 2005
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In the Mental Hospital - Kirk am Steinhof churches Review

A fantastic church situated in the groudns of the mental hospital. Reached by bus from the city centre. Bult in 1907 and Otto Wagner`s last commission. A bit of a spooky location but well worth the trek. Open very limited hours, I think only Saturday afternoons

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  • Written Aug 23, 2005
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