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Tango, Resselpark, Karlsplatz, Wien, Vienna, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Tango evening at Vienna’s Karlsplatz

In May 2018, I’ve completed some of the goals regarding the Vienna Modernism centenary with a visit to the Otto Wagner exhibition at the Wien Museum Karlsplatz. I stumble onto Karlsplatz and see a crowd has gathered around music which is unmistakably tango. The sounds pull me into the small open area where couples are dancing the tango. I sit down on a park bench, and even with my camera ready, I close my eyes and feel the “wash”, the breeze, the rhythm and melody, the warm late-spring evening, the rustling of leaves above, a buzz and halo from quiet chatter.

I’m glad this is a final memory from Vienna.

I made the picture above on 20 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/8, ISO4000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bWC.

Strassenbahn, Linie D, Wiener Linien, Wien, Vienna, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: the D in Vienna Nussdorf

A city is and should be more than the sum of its most visited spots.

I’ve just disembarked the D streetcar in Vienna’s northern neighbourhood of Nussdorf. I’m here to see a piece of urban architecture which is a part of Otto Wagner’s legacy for the city. Even mid-morning on Saturday is light on traffic with few pedestrians around, but near proximity along the Danube means there are a lot of bicyclists on the roads today. Not only is the ubiquitous red streetcar a moving highlight for Vienna, the vehicle is a moving medium transporting resident and visitor through all phases of Vienna history.

I made the picture above on 19 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and settings: 1/500-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bY6.

Ballgasse, dusk, Vienna, Wien, Old Town, UNESCO, World Heritage, Oesterreich, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Vienna dusk over cobblestone Ballgasse

In Vienna, Ballgasse is a narrow cobblestone passage and one of the last remaining from medieval times, even though the surrounding buildings are much younger dating to the 18th-century. The lack of vehicles and periods of quiet chatter become a slow relaxed trip back in time. This short stretch of street is within the city’s Old Town which UNESCO inscribed as World Heritage Site in 1996.

I made the picture above on 18 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/125-sec, f/4, ISO2500, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bRN.

Fillgraderstiege, Maximilian Hegele, Vienna, Wien, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Fillgraderstiege steps in Vienna Mariahilf

In Vienna’s Mariahilf neighbourhood resides Austria’s “most beautiful steps“, the Fillgraderstiege. The steps were designed in the Art Nouveau style by Maximilian Hegele and were built with stone and cast-iron over a two-year span by 1907 to connect two streets Fillgradergasse and Theobaldgasse. A student of Otto Wagner, Hegele also redesigned the city’s central cemetery as well as the cemetery’s main entrance at gate 2.

These steps are under heritage protection (Denkmalschutz), but off to the side, someone has spray-painted:

Meine Tränen Sind Dein
(My tears are yours)

I made the picture above on 16 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the settings: 1/1000-sec, f/9, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bXP.

Bahnhof Landstrasse, U-Bahn, Wien, Wiener Linien, Vienna, Austria, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Aktuelles Wetter (current weather)

A cool evening draws to a close in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. I’m waiting to board a train with the city’s U-Bahn and return to my accommodations. When a wonderfully interesting superposition of pictorial elements comes together, it would be a shame not to get a frame. I might be tired, but I’m not dead; I remind myself it’s worthwhile to pay attention.

I made the picture above at U4 station Landstrasse on 15 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime with the following settings: 1/125-sec, f/4, ISO4000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bWr.

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