07.12.09

VIP Tours around Vienna

Posted in Landscape, People, Travel at 10:11 pm by Warren Williams

With a full day to kill around Vienna, arranged to meet up with my friend René who was kind enough to show myself and Peter around the various sights and history of the magnificent city.

Donauturm
Donauturm Park

Vibrant Flower


René borrowing my Canon 17-40L lens + Lee filter setup
(And his new 5D II)

View from Donauturm Tower
Overlooking Vienna from up the Donauturm tower

Tour of Austraia 2009
Our trip into the city also coincided with the Tour of Austria, final leg.

Tour of Austraia 2009

Tour of Austraia 2009

In the afternoon, we visited the Schnapps museum for some exciting alcoholic beverage tasting, including gold leafed Schapps, and some stronger Absinthe.

Schnapps Museum, Vienna
Ann about to take a milky Schnapps shot


Grant showing the after taste effects from the hot chili Schnapps!

Following the milky drinks, René and his partner Anja took me along to the Danube River for sunset. The Danube is famous for being the only river to pass through four major cities, and also the second longest in Europe, spanning ten countries!


Long grass alongside the river… and as I figured out, a haven for mosquitos.


Anja, also wasn’t safe from those nasty mosquitos

Danube Vienna Sunset
Twilight over the Danube, with the Donauturm tower


Candid with the 85L in very low light – ISO 3200, F1.8

Danube River, Vienna at Night

A massive thanks to René and Anja for the tour of the city, and following drinks alongside this grand river.

http://www.renehajek.at

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