A few days in Vienna with the GR

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by Pim, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. Pim

    Pim Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    I spent a few days in Vienna last week and took the GR only. It was a little challenging due to the fixed focal length of course but I find you adjust and start to look a little differently at the world (or Vienna in this case). It is a beautiful city with great architecture, good food, friendly people and enough to photograph, so I hope you like one or two...

    Staircase in the Hofburg, former home of the Emperor

    The butterfly house in the Hofburg gardens

    One of the many courtyards at night

    Inside one of the countless churches

    Another church

    Looking up...

    City Hall

    Government offices (this area was heavily guarded due to the Iran nuclear talks taking place)

    Just a door...

    and just a building...

    Another courtyard

    And finally one of the parks on my way back to the train station to go home....
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  2. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    The "another church" interior looks stunning:)
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  3. emptysensor

    emptysensor Regular

    Nov 11, 2014
    The interior shots are very nice.
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  4. Pim

    Pim Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Yeah, some of these churches and buildings just shout out with wealth and riches, a result I guess of the times when Austria was one of the most powerful and richest empires in Europe. Nobody wanted to be outdone so every new church or palace had to be bigger and more opulent... Good stuff for the modern day tourist...:)
  5. qhs232

    qhs232 Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    Metro Detroit
    Excellent, a nice presentation of Vienna and the GR!
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  6. shaolinchris

    shaolinchris Regular

    Aug 5, 2014
    Los Angeles / Copenhagen
    marvelous contast!
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  7. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Very nice series. Looks like the GR served you well!
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  8. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    This is a REALLY AWESOM series showing off some timeless art....thanks for sharing! :2thumbs::thumbup:
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  9. CM_SK

    CM_SK Regular

    Apr 23, 2013
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    I think that very ornate one is Peterskirche; even for Vienna it is famous for being over-the-top..... great shots, love the staircase with the rich red carpet!
  10. Pim

    Pim Regular

    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Ah yes, Google confirms...:)! Thanks, I did not remember the name (visited a bunch of churches in a few days...)
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I was in Vienna once, but I was too young to appreciate all it offered. I'd love to go again, but for now, these shots take me there.
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  12. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    The winners here are your skills of composition
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  13. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Not sure how I missed these before, but I'm glad I saw the thread just now. Really an incredible set of photographs - almost every one of them...

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  14. Plaatje

    Plaatje Regular

    Oct 20, 2014
    Makes me wanne go to Vienna . . .
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  15. PJacobs

    PJacobs Veteran

    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I find the last one stunning!
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  16. dave6376

    dave6376 Regular

    Aug 23, 2012
    Perth, Scotland
    These are really wonderful photographs of a very beautiful city. My brother in law comes from Salzburg which is Vienna's great rival city. I once remarked to him how beautiful Vienna was and he replied "Yes but it is full of the Viennese" !
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