King of the Zoo

King of the Zoo

One more photo from our visit to the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria.

The ice bear habitat – Franz Joseph Land – had just been opened the day before, so one the ice bears was still quite curious about all the humans watching him and taking his photograph.

He must have felt quite relieved when on Monday he saw he had chased them all off 🙂


At the Zoo

At the Zoo

Visiting a zoo is always a mixed experience – it’s so great to see all those animals from close up and enjoy the sights.
But the animals are locked in, and even though the zoo we visited – Schönbrunn at Vienna, Austria – is very beautiful and one of the oldest in Europe, the living space for the animals is not too big.

Still, I loved the visit. The giraffes were up just getting ready to be fed when we arrived!

Rain coming down

Rain rain

We visited an American football game last week – the semi final of the European Championship.

It’s been starting in bright sunshine – and within 45 minutes, the rain came down in floods and it started to hail…

Fortunately, we were able to change seats into a dryer section and the rain stopped soon 🙂

The Friendly Alien

The friendly alien

“The friendly alien” was the name given to the art exhibition building of Graz, the Kunsthaus, soon after it was opened in 2003. It was one of the main projects for the Cultural Captial year.