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sign of times (Part III)

By bliba  
Quality of life in Vienna is always reflected in the water. This is also true of the Danube Canal, or rather its banks. The river right next to the centre of Vienna was created during the regulation of the Danube from 1870 to 1875, before that it was the southernmost arm of the Danube. Today it is 17.3 kilometres long, straightened and dreams of the medieval times when it was the mighty main arm of the Danube. For centuries, the Danube Canal was indispensable for passenger and cargo ships; it was a convenient "port" right next to the city, so it is not surprising that fish sellers settled on its banks from the 18th century onwards. Nowhere was the fish fresher than on the banks of the Danube Canal! In 1899 the horse tram was replaced by the Vienna Stadtbahn, and the fish market had to make way. It was around this time that the Viennese began to discover the Danube Canal as a leisure paradise: People escaped the heat of the city and refreshed themselves in summer baths on the banks and from wooden bathing ships. After the Second World War, however, this came to an end and things became very quiet around the Danube Canal.

Today the canal is in bloom...
especially in the warm months - life again: Trees, beach bars, restaurants and clubs line its banks.
Joggers run along the water, the party people sit in deck chairs with cocktails and a bathing boat with pool reminds of the good old days when people used to swim in the canal. On the one hand, the World Heritage Site of the Inner City rises up, while on the other hand the modern buildings vie for attention in the dark.

have a good weekend


Tags: Photo journalism Weekend Vienna Holyday the Danube Canal

Voters: woolybill1, bornstupix2, mike9005 and 46 more

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woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2020 10:30AM
Super history lesson, Oliver - thank you 👍
I like the body language - but the deckchair is a bit too close to the edge for me 😨😨😱
Have a great weekend!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2020 10:35AM
I love that languid hand. But he's living on the edge.
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
3 Oct 2020 11:20AM
I wonder why he chose that place. Makes you think.
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
3 Oct 2020 11:36AM
A great intro' to the image Oliver, all very interesting. A perfect set-up for a summerís day, a deckchair, newspaper and soothing drink, plus what a view of life going on around you.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
3 Oct 2020 12:43PM
How time changes everything....I wish for simpler, gentler times.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
3 Oct 2020 12:56PM
He is on official duty, his title is Keeper of the Steps.Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
3 Oct 2020 1:08PM
A well seen candid, Ollie, but a strange place to sit in a deckchair, far too close to the edge for my liking! 😁👍
Trev 😀
3 Oct 2020 1:28PM
Splendid image Ollie and well composed.SmileSmile
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
3 Oct 2020 1:34PM
Good one!

Arne Smile
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2020 1:48PM
Excellent write up and image, Oliver. I don't think I'd be able to relax that close to the edge.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
3 Oct 2020 2:31PM
Taking life easy. Great to see and very interesting write up Ollie.
3 Oct 2020 3:50PM
And life is but a dream ...when rowing anyway. Stellar capture Oliver,
with your stamp all over this one .
Stay well
Best regards
3 Oct 2020 3:51PM
this tall cocktail glass .... something is always blocking the stairs when the fire alarm goes..
3 Oct 2020 4:30PM
Beautiful composition and a delightful narrative.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2020 3:47PM
Nice place by the water to chill out... Good image and informative write-up Ollie...
Isabel GrinGrin
5 Oct 2020 7:53AM
Grand capture well done Oliver.
5 Oct 2020 10:17AM

Quote:Super history lesson, Oliver - thank you 👍
I like the body language - but the deckchair is a bit too close to the edge for me 😨😨😱
Have a great weekend!

I agree with Bill very much!

Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2020 3:33PM
I think he likes danger.
If he doesn't fall in the Danube backwards or sideways he could trap his fingers when the chair folds up on him as he grips the sides to get out.
I cant watch anymore WinkWink
5 Oct 2020 5:52PM
Well spotted and taken, Ollie.

6 Oct 2020 11:26AM
And, when it comes to 2020, Ollie I think it's a good idea to sit this one out.


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