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.

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Aikido & Rain

A few pictures I took today during a demonstration of the Aikido club I train in. The weather was unsettled and it started to rain heavily as soon as the demonstration started. Note the reflections on the mats! Flying Aikidoka aren’t an uncommon sight, but usually we don’t cause reflections on the mats…

The guys and girls were soaking wet afterwards, me too, my camera as well, but it was a nice afternoon nevertheless!

Warming up…

Gi and hakama laid out to dry afterwards…