Vienna

What can I say?  I was here less than two days and already fell in love with this city and the people here.  Everyone is exceedingly friendly, prices are great, views are fantastic, and the food is phenomenal.  Love it here and cannot wait to get back.  Here are my numerous photos of the street and the living in Vienna.  I hope you get a sense of the place.

My first hotel conformed to all the qualities of the best possible place I could possibly imagine: it was cheap and located near to everything.  The best part?  How ridiculously efficient it is! Japan is standing nervously in the corner on this one—Vienna hotels are the bomb!

Cheap-ass-shit, and see what they did here?!

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View is so-so but there’s a view!

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The bench by the window has this back support for sitting at this tiny table.  Awesome, trust me!

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Everything fits so nicely in this tiny box.

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Here’s my bathroom.

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All the storage for all the shit I came here with.

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Oh, a different angle of the view ain’t so bad!

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The best part?  There’s a giant on/off switch for the power in the whole room.  I want to go downstairs for a coffee and leave all my stuff charging?  No problem.  I am leaving for a day and want to conserve electricity? No problem.

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Love the elevator buttons here, too.  Do you have any questions?  I do not. Very simple.

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OK, enough of that, let’s walk around here.

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Pedestrian Walk sign.

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Sign for bikers.  Apparently there are many here (although I didn’t see any, yet).

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So fucking clean it’s disgusting.  No, seriously, this place is cleaner than my apartment (and I have a cleaning lady).

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Another item of note are the plants on the balconies.  To say that there are just a few here is to lie to you.  There’s a fuck-ton.

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Love the trash cans here, too.  See the cigarette adapter?

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Lovely, what can I say.

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Speaking of cigarette adapters for the trash cans.  Here’s one.

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And here are remains of the human civilization.  People here are no different from you and I: they like to drink in a nice place outside and just throw their shit where they sit. Classic.

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Amazingly, as I walk under a bridge, I notice how spotless clean the place is and the light-up road markings here, too.  Very nice.

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This entire area is Under Construction and it’s super-clean and neat.  I think I like these people already (although at this point I didn’t really meet any, yet).

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Construction fence around a site are very unobtrusive.  You can still enjoy all the architectural amaze-balls while not walking into a fresh cement.

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Ah, my trusty app

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Austrians seem to love “wild” flowers.

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And plants of all sorts.

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And water.

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Architecture around here is …

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See, ain’t perfect.  Amazing none-the-less.

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I cut you, bitch! I fucking cut you!!  Or some July-related reference.

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Lovely.  Speaking of The Shining… ;-)

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By the way, there are many trams running here. Something so endearing about that…

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Also, many grown men and women on the roller thingies, whatever-these-are-called.

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Some of the streets are not so much paved in the modern sense.

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Gosh, even the attention is given to the metal window protectors.

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Mix of many cultures is pretty evident here.

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Still, this is a city and everyone likes to smoke in a corner and, why not, have a pint.

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Nice here.

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Wait what is this?!

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It is a memorial placed here by Russians, written in Russian…  WOW

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I, honestly, did not expect this here.

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Love the plantings here, all over the city.

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You can come to this place and have a beer.

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Right here.

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With this nice pond in front of you.

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Trash is pretty nice over here, too.  Very organized.

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I found it!

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Bikers here have their own navigation system.

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Nice to chill and have a smoke.  So few countries allow this now…

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Construction sites are so freaking clean…

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See, what I mean?

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Indeed, a lot of smokers here.

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Lovely to chill and have a smoke, right?

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Next to a balcony full of plants that could have…

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No idea what this says.

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Summer heat is taking its toll on some places.  I’d say A for effort, though.

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Remember these?

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Or how bout these?

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Ignore Skill +5

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Mmmm, noodles

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Again, the cyclists here are well-organized.

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I haven’t really concentrated on this, but the contrast of the old and the new is pretty vivid over here.

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Yep. Just chill’n, wait’n for the trolley

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Oh, and Steve Aoki already made it here.  Nice!

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Gorgeous metal work is everywhere here.

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I wonder what it’s like to live here.

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Those little green things on the tree fall and hurt like hell; but nobody seems to care.

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Because the trees look nice here.

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I wonder if this graffiti is organized in some way, since it’s not bad and very clean.

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Mmm, a City Garden?

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Nah, a tourist trap with no tourists in it. Next, please

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Interesting tile work.  I wonder if the architects have to clear the design with the city, first, or they just go at it…

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Cool, a glass type separator. Interesting.

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Everything is so freaking clean here!  Even the side alleys.

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Those who live in the glass house…

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Looks like this is a functioning mailbox… Next time I’ll send myself a postcard to test.

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Yet another type of a fire hydrant here.

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And a grandpa, watching over it, just in case.

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Gorgeous!  This is 5-minute walk from the very center of the city.

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I just had to make a stop at Bierteufl! :)

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Oh, yeah, all over the city you see these little metal lowercase “q”.  I guess it’s to tie one’s dog. How clever, useful, and unobtrusive.

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Giant dicks are here, as well, in case you were wondering.

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A gentleman and his daughter.

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Dope graffiti.

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Freaking gorgeous here, seriously.

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And, apparently, there was a visit from NYC’s Candy Land.

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Right to this beach bar, in the heart of Vienna.

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The only bar on the planet with tiny lamps.

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Together with a disco ball.

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So peaceful here, at night.  Unbelievably amazing city, let me tell ‘ya.

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Girl, let’s just chill.

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Yeah, please.

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Even construction zones are spotless.

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VIP parking :-)

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You can even check your weight before showing more candy into your mouth.  How nice, Vienna, thank you.

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Ah, mornings are splendid; especially when the weather is nearly perfect, without a cloud in the sky.

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Another fire hydrant.

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And another awesome building.

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I love the street vendors here.

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But I very much love the doors here.

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And the graffiti is just superb.

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WHOA!  The fuck is this?! Never seen this kind of a smart car.

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And we all hate nazis.

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Also, there’s, apparently, a group that regularly gets together to add more awesomeness to the wall.

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Nice doors.

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This is a tiny side street.  This is where regular people live. Ain’t this freaking amazing?!

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Amazing street market here.

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Nice to be making gentle fun of Obama :-)

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Local Police.

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Ah, I’m finally in the center.

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By the Casino here.

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Oh, look, somebody is cleaning the light bulbs.

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Good way to give water to the dog.

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Grandiose here. Really.

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Nice to see the dig here.  All the layers through the time.

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Not everyone survives the business pressures here…

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This is just a small street.  How would you like to live here?

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You’d have all these cheap books, too.

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And roses.

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How about chill’n, sitting on this bench, having a coffee?  Sure beats where-ever the fuck you are! (or I am now)

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Bikes, clearly, have right of way here.

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Wait, POOL?! with a court ON TOP?!  Oh, wait, it is all on the BOAT?!

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Still, normal human trash here.

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Professional graffiti here is amazing.

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And this is my view during a coffee break.

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That dude.  Love him!

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Even the Spider Man moved in here.

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And here’s his hangout, I suppose.

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Look at this!

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No, just look at this!

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Amazing buildings with nice greenness.  Lovely.

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Jews…

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Nice graffiti there, right?! ;-)

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I think the locals are not too happy with the new politician guy, right?

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Of course, my luck be the way it is, everything is closed on a Saturday… Whoops.

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Wait, there are two kids of fire hydrants, I suppose.

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Every rose bush here has something to say.

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And there are thousands of these…

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Wait, is it my demented mind or this was a heck of a party?!

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That’s next to the butt-naked dude…

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Still, a lovely park.

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Nice tongue, dude!

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This is the King’s library.  LIBRARY… That he’s kept for himself, I suppose.

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WOW

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What’s your library look like?

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Does yours have secret doors?  Like, all over the place?

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And THIS is what I call a book…

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What’s with the bookmarks?  Is somebody reading these?  Dang, where do I get that job?!

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Oh, I saw this somewhere… Who stole the idea from whom?

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P.S. they got pink bunnies here, too.

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This cost me 6 euro: sausage, bread, and a beer. LOVE IT!

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The market is pretty awesome.

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The market, by the way, is right next to all of this wonderfulness.

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This is pretty awesome: a little car-like-thing for handicapped.

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Foodstuffs and all.  Awesome.

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Look at the buildings that surround you, too…!!

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Now, I can clearly find an artist when I see one.

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This poor lady is barely able to drag the thing around…

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Love this dude.  So typical!

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Construction is clean here.

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Lovely people live in these lovely places. I honestly think it is not just the place but more the people who live here.

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Nice umbrella, right?

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Hmm

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So nice to care for the tree, right?

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No, this is just some back street.

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By the way, I keep noticing these lamps all over the place.  They are inexpensive and provide plenty of natural light at night.  These are superb.

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Just lovely here.

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These are, apparently, leftovers left here for the homeless.  Very nice, I suppose.

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OK, my map app showed a secret viewpoint here so I had to try to sneak here.

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Hmm

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Oh, look, a cut in the fence…

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OK, here’s the secret spot…  Hmm…  Nothing much, really.

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But the apartments are awesome!

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Living quarters are great.

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And the construction sights are great.

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See these lights.

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How would you like to live here?

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Or here?  It’s just 20 feet away…

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Ooooh, you can get internet here?! :)

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Chill place, really.

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Oh, these are pretty cool.

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And the kids sure love it.

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Strange that this would be my last image but I like it: it is very representative of my view of the place.  Vienna has a strong history and a lot of beauty. However, the beauty of the place is maintained by the people here and it does not just happen overnight.  This needs to be something that we all participate in; and go get our own cities better-looking.

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Lovely city and I definitely need to come back for a longer visit.

Toodles.

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