Sistlau's Characteristic Posts

I'm still experimenting with my camera. Sadly, I have not much spare time the last few weeks. At least Roland and I got the chance for a short visit in…

Yesterday evening a lot of churches in Austria were open until midnight. Churches of all confessions offered a diverse and not only a religious program. So we…

Since two weeks I’m a proud owner of a new lens (Nikkor 28-300) for Zilla (Nikon D750) as well as an unhappy person, because the weather is too awful to do a…

This is a typical secondary school building in Vienna. It’s the BRG XVI (short name for 16th district's Bundesrealgymnasium). The school was erected around 1906…

Once upon a time there were meadows in this area just outside of the walls of Vienna. The meadows and pastures belonged to Bürgerspital – a hospital for the…

... I got rid of the flu. Last Sunday spring knocked on the door and invited us for a walk in the sunshine. Yes, against better judgment Felix and I went out…

My last post didn't show a typical building, but a "witch hut", which I like. Today I want to post a picture of an old building in Drassmarkt, which I…

Yes, it’s - again - another wayside cross made from wood and metal sheet. I have no idea, why it’s placed right at this spot nearby Unterloisdorf, but someone…

January 17th was a bright and sunny day. It was up to 11°C! It felt really warm, especially after freezing our b*** off the days before. Birds began to twitter…

After copper and tin - bronze -, the next metal, ore, became the big deal. The Iron Age followed Bronze Age. The oldest archaeological remains of iron producing…

There are so many churches, chapels, shrines, crosses without or with Jesus' body, ways of the cross and holy trinity columns. You could spend a lifetime to…

The Messel Pit is since 1995 a UNESCO World Heritage site in Germany/Hesse. Messel is a village nearby Darmstadt and not far away from Frankfurt/Main. Back in…

... but it doesn't make me happy: snow. The clean white shroud of winter will be soon the dirty grey rag of Vienna. Even Felix didn't want to walk farther as…

Ferdinand Raimund (1790 – 1836) was an Austrian actor and dramatist. He was a master of the Viennese farce. His plays are as sarcastic as humorous and his…
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