Vienna June & July

As promised in the last entry, finally a bit more of my analog stuff. First few pictures were taken with my Kiev4 rangefinder – the Russian Lady on APX 100 film. We had some pretty hot and sunny days in Vienna. The light was already pretty low as I took this one.

Security Service in Vienna’s first district. If you need some security, you know where to find these guys!

She obviously hid away from the heat and found herself a nice place in the shadow to read a book.

Was waiting for some friends in a shopping mall, where they had this racing track set up. Actually it was meant for all fathers, as it was shortly befor Father’s Day, but the kids enjoyed it as well! Writing says something like “there’s always something going on here”.

Tourists seeking refreshment…

When I came to work the next day, there were firefighters all around the building, and when I went inside I heard that there had been a fire in one of the fuse boxes. I quickly went upstairs to tell the girls that we’d better leave the building and so we waited outside. Nobody informed us what was going on, so we dicided to have a coffe in the cafe opposite our office building. And then I spotted on of the firefighters walking past us with an ice cream, so I followed him and took this picture. We then assumed that it was not really a dangerous fire, otherwise he’d probably not have ice cream (at least we hoped so).

Took another one of him as they drove past us and left the scene… Turned out it really was not that dangerous, we had no electricity for the next hours, but after that – back to business as usual!

Shadows and light in the first district.

People watching a demonstration – the sign says “Abschleppzone” (tow off zone, but has a double meaning – also means hook up zone in german… don’t know if it translates at all). Probably only my twisted sense of humour…

Tired.

People waiting for the demonstration to start.

Little girl spotted me taking the picture!

Flags ready for the demo…

Ah, well, football! Public viewing zone (actually a restaurant that put up a big screen), cleaning in the morning before the fun starts.

F1 Grand Prix before the match.

Different film (LegacyPro 100), different camera (Leica M6, Summicron-M 1:2,0/50), same place. Again, someone spotted me taking the picture…

Ballack also watched the match!

Gay Pride Vienna, only a few pictures, as I had to leave before it even started…

Cute, isn’t he?!

German fans also at the Gay Pride…

Posing for the press.

On my way home – these guys play great Dixieland Jazz! Really cool!

That’s all for today, there’s more to come soon!

Hope you enjoyed it, let me know what you think!

More rain, brass band festival aftermath and other street stuff

On my way to the Aikido demonstration (pictures in one of my earlier blog entries: https://anjalampert.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/aikido-rain/) it started to rain like hell, so I stayed at the tramway stop where I had got off and waited. After a few moments the first people started taking cover at the tramway stop as well. As I had to wait anyway I took a few pictures. Most of the people were wearing raincoats they had got for free, as there was a big event going on and companies gave them away as promotion stuff.

A family hurrying towards a dry place…

They had already arrived and started taking off their hoods, watching out for the next tram.

Alone at the bus stop, she was kind of trapped there, as there was no bus service that day, but the rain was too heavy to go somewhere else.

Waterproof!

Another day…

It was really hot, bright sunshine. On my way home I passed the city hall, where a festival of Austrian brass bands had just ended. A few of the brass band people were still hanging around or making a fool of themselves after drinking a bit more as they could handle. Actually very funny to watch! For sure more fun than listening to the actual festival… Brass bands are not my favourite as you can guess.

These three started praticing marching in step (drunk!) and a bypasser joined in and walked after them. Unfortunately exposure was far from perfect, so the picture is a bit messed up…

Around the corner another group was posing for some tourists. All the brass band people were dressed in local traditional costumes, so obviously a perfect picture for tourists!

Same scene seen from the front…

Two girls taking a rest, they looked tired. Probably all the marching and drinking and brass band partying had worn them out…

I realized I had captured several people just sitting on benches, steps, etc… Kind of accidental mini-series of sitting people…

Two ladies.

Rather unhappy couple having a break.

Cheery guys, they saw me taking the picture and he started waving!

Sitting on concrete globes is also a possibity to have a rest.

More globes more people…

Stripes everywhere…

Posing for the photographer…

Balloons.

Reflection.

Scars.

Kiosk, seemed to be closed down…

In passing Palais Liechtenstein…

That’s it for today…

All pictures taken with my Kiev4 rangefinder and Tri-X 400.

Wiener Festwochen

Just got two rolls of film developed, so here are a few pictures I took during the opening of the Wiener Festwochen. Used Ilford Delta 3200 for the first time, and I have to say I really like how it came out. Nice grain!

This guy had brought his own chair with him.

She looked so thoughtful…

Little guy for sure saw more of the whole thing than me!

His gaze amazed me.

My favourite picture… Don’t know why, but I really like it.

Some weirdness going on with my lens…

Smile!

Watching…

All picures taken with my Kiev 4 rangefinder. Lovely camera, my Russian lady!

Wonder which picture you like best…

iPhone Fun

Played around with Polarize and Hipstamatic App for iPhone… Just for fun! On my way home from work I went the longer way round the Ringstrasse. As it had just been raining colours were quite lush…

Somewhen in the evening, underground was empty…

In the morning on my way to work I found this. The sticker says “Please insert your votes for Mrs. Rosenkranz here!” (probably only funny for Austrians… she’s a politician and it was shortly before presidential elections).

More finds on my way to work…

This is how deserts can look like in Vienna…

Spring…

On the way to Zagreb. The SatNav didn’t have the latest software, so it didn’t find the newly built motorway just across the Austrian border. The SatNav lady got pretty annoyed with us as we didn’t follow her instructions. She really wanted us to turn and get off the field she thought we were driving in. We switched her off shortly after these pictures, otherways she would have probably gone insane…

Zagreb while we were trying to find our hotel (the SatNav lady again told us to do strange things, like going through pedestrian areas… Which we actually really did in the end. We drove through the pedestrian area just to find two policemen who we asked for directions. They were really friendly and showed us the way, don’t think police in Vienna would have been so nice.).

Thought I’d share the most stunning view out of a hotel room window I ever have seen…

We went to a cinema in Zagreb where I found these lamps made of film strips and reels.

In the evening we wanted to go to a concert in a squat which we found out was the next day, which meant we were there but no concert, so we stayed and had a few bottles of beer with the squatters. Cool place and nice people. This is the only picture I have, as I took some with my Russian Lady (Kiev 4 rangefinder), but all of them were rubbish (wrong film, wrong exposure, …).

Nightwalk through Zagreb… Don’t remember what these places were exactly, but they looked nice.

Back in Vienna – smoking bin…

Hipstamatic.

That’s all for now! Thanks for watching!