Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Burning Bush!


Zooming in---


trying to get nearer---


while the bus goes---

Happy Skywatching!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Monday Edition - Walk the Clouds


(My very first WW post)
Can't help but take a photo from the tram.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Puff


(taken with a sony ericsson fone camera)

The train window was too dirty, but I just had to take a photo!

The sun was behind this puff of cloud, it does gave it a different shine.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Silhoutte


Today was a rather windy day, at how much I weigh, I was surprised how the wind could still sway me over! =D

A friend said there's a storm, but there were no rains at all, just strong winds and gloomy clouds, as if waiting for someone's signal to pour water down.

This photo was taken from the train while we were passing by the Danube overlooking the construction area on the 20th'd see cranes and buildings and a cathedral too! (the black top is the train's window, which needs cleaning!)

Happy Skywatching!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Silver


Driving by the Danube is always a pleasant trip, one gets to see beautiful skies aside from the usual charm of the lake. I call this photo 'silver' because of the sky's grayish glow.

Before you leave this page please take your time to look and comment on below's post. The photos are contribution of fellow Skywatcher, Imac.

If you have your own DriveBy photos to share please send them to: dog_lapss(at) Thanks!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

A cloudy morning in Scotland


Today's photos are from a very creative photographer, IMAC.

"On a coach holiday up to Scotland, on the A1 in pouring rain with very dark clouds. The sun trying to break through.

The sun broke through with a little blue sky, catching the famous Angel of the North.
Both photos taken from the coach window with raindrops on."


Some would say rainy days are not easy to photograph, true, but some would pull it off and make excellent images out of the pouring rain.

Monday, November 03, 2008

My World 3 - Old Danube


(Photo taken while I was at the U1 train, one afternoon)

Johann Strauss II, composed one of his classics, An der schönen blauen Donau (opus 314), in 1867. Originally performed 9 February 1867 at a concert of the Wiener Männergesangsverein (Vienna Men's Choral Association), it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire.

The waltz originally had an accompanying song text written by Josef Weyl. But the instrumental version is most commonly played today.

"The Beautiful Blue Danube" was first written as a song for a carnival's choir (for bass and tenor), with rather satirical lyrics (Austria having just lost the war with Germany). The original title was also referring to a poem about the Danube in the poet Karl Beck's hometown, Baja in Hungary, and not in Vienna. Later Franz von Gernerth wrote new, more "official-sounding" lyrics.

(Though on this day the Danube is not particularly blue but gray...-afternoon sun-)

Donau so blau, so schön und blau,

durch Tal und Au wogst ruhig du hin,

dich grüßt unser Wien, dein silbernes Band.

knüpft Land an Land und fröhliche Herzen

schlagen an deinem schönen Strand.

Weit vom Schwarzwald her eilst

du hin zum Meer,

spendest Segen allerwegen,

Ostwärts geht dein Lauf,

nimmst viel Bruder auf:

Bild der Einigkeit für alle Zeit!

Alte Burgen Seh'n nieder von den Höh'n,

grüssen gerne dich von ferne

und der Berge Kranz,

hell vom Morgen glanz,

spiegelt sich in deiner Wellen Tanz.

Die Nixen auf dem Grund,

die geben's flüsternd kund,

was alles du erschaut,

seit dem über dir der Himmel blaut.

Drum schon in alter Zeit

ward dir manch Lied geweiht;

und mit dem hellsten Klang preist

immer auf's Neu dich unser Sang.

Halt an deine Fluten bei Wien,

es liebt dich ja so sehr!

Du findest, wohin du magst zieh'n,

ein zweites Wien nicht mehr!

Hier quillt aus voller Brust

der Zauber heit'rer Lust,

und treuer, deutscher Sinn streut

aus seine Saat von hier weithin.

Danube so blue, so bright and blue,

through vale and field you flow so calm,

our Vienna greets you, you silver stream

through all the lands you merry the heart

with your beautiful shores.

Far from the Black Forest

you hurry to the sea

giving your blessing to everything.

Eastward you flow,

welcoming your brothers,

A picture of peace for all time!

Old castles looking down from high,

greet you smiling from their steep

and craggy hilltops,

and the mountains' vistas

mirror in your dancing waves.

The mermaids from the riverbed,

whispering as you flow by,

are heard by everything

under the blue sky above.

The noise of your passing

is a song from old times

and with the brightest sounds

your song leads you ever on.

Stop your tides at Vienna,

it loves you so much!

Whenever you might look

you will find nowhere like Vienna!

Here pours a full chest

the charms of happy wishes,

and heartfelt German wishes

are flown away on your waters.

Join us as we travel around our own world and also see the world around this meme, My World, You'll surely enjoy this as much as you enjoy Sky Watch Friday!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Beautiful blue

trees driveby

Taken today, just when I thought autumn would be days of rain, fog, and gloominess, it turned blue and beautiful! Perfect to drive by and stroll into the city.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My World #2 - Border


2 Aug 08
On our way to Italy last summer, the kids and I watched the fields, the trees and rivers as we drive by them. It was a 6 hour trip and I had lots of camera clicks on the way.


8 Aug 08

This time it was our trip going home crossing the borders of Italy and Austria, the train surely has dirty

Join us as we travel around our own world and also see the world around this meme, My World, You'll surely enjoy this as much as you enjoy Sky Watch Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My World - 1


Since this blog is a photoblog of scenes around the city taken while in a moving vehicle, I thought its a perfect chance to show everyone views of the City like my other photoblog.

Join us as we travel around our own world and also see the world around this meme, My World.


The Floridotower, 21st district,Vienna as seen from the U6 trainline.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Dark Morning


Around, 7:30 AM...The clouds spell rain but it didn't! Happy Skywatching!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Construction going on...


This construction work has been going on since summer, a new multiplex center for Siemens is being erected here at Siemenstrasse. =)

Maria, thanks for your contributions, I sometimes tend to forgot to update, I'm glad you're there to remind me...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Travelling back home...(From a long absence)


"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -- Jawaharal Nehru

....So travel around and share us your photos....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Millenium Tower from the farther side


22 Sept 08

Millennium Tower is located near the Danube, it is the tallest building and 4th tallest structure in Austria at 171 metres (561 feet) after the Donauturm. An antenna mounted on top of the tower brings the architectural height to 202 metres (663 feet) but does not count to its overall height. It was designed by the architects Gustav Peichl, Boris Podrecca and Rudolf Weber. The tower has 51 floors, serves both commercial and residential purposes, and is the focal point of a complex known as "Millennium City". It was completed in 1999 for the coming of the third millennium.

Below shows how taller the Millenium Tower is than the Donauturm, this two tower is one station apart taking the u6 trainline. I was on the tramline 31 which runs on the other bridge, I was glad to have captured it that way, and with sky that seems to be so angry too!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Don't Shoot and Drive...


Nahh...if you are in the front seat with such a lovely view, I doubt if you won't take your camera out and click! This shot comes again from creative photographer Chica! Since I forgot to ask the abouts of this photo, I'd assume this was driying somewhere in Idaho! =) Hope she corrects me if I'm wrong...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Weather Change


The weather change was sudden, it has been giving me fever and colds as well...I rarely get the chance to get on the train, so this is one of those ops at the U6 trainline (lights reflected on glass window too)...Old buildings have a certain charm if I may add. Happy Skywatching!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



Despite the dirt on the glass window, the sky appeared early post for Sky Watch Friday!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Danube again...


I can't resist taking a photo of the Danube everytime the train passes by. This one is on the side going home taking the U6 trainline.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Gloomy


A sunset without a golden glow...-a shot from the bus going to Lignano, Italy.



I can't decipher the letters (lol). What do you make of it?

Graffiti in Vienna (and your city/town too) is becoming a problem if it is vandalism, not saying that when it is good art, its legal or anything but its better to look at them than plain vandalism. As a result, the city put real art on some of the underground walls before others paint on them...


Wednesday, August 27, 2008



M, more fellow travellers seen from the train window! =D

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Creek and Greenery

river by mountain

Reason why I enjoy long travels by the window is I get to see lots of green! =D (grin) The white stones at the creekbed was an amazing sight too! I think this part is near the border of Italy and Austria.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - A Gloomy Danube

Skywatch db

20 Aug 08

Another shot from yesterday that I took as the train passed by, I was surprised to see lots of sail when the weather was not so friendly....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lone sail at the Danube


20 Aug 08

Taking the U1 line in Vienna and passing by the Alte Donau station, one would surely see the boats and sails at the Danube which is for me a great op! ;-) The glass window isnt too obvious but its there...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bangkok outskirts


A view of beautiful Bangkok skies that Jean took when they were on their way to Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A tunnel in Hongkong


Or so I think...I wasn't able to ask Eldric exactly where this is...his photo album only says Jongkong (Hongkong) junket... =D Please correct me if Im wrong Sir...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - A Plane


While in the bus---A plane coming from Venice...I decided to have this blog join skywatch since most of the drive by shots also include skies...or sometimes they are also fly by...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008



At first look I thought there was a chase between the two boats but hubby pointed out when reviewing the photo that the yellow boat is actually an ambulance...Italians surely make good use of their waters!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Water for rice...


The fruit of silence is tranquillity. (Arabian Proverb)

While in the bus, hubby fell asleep while I continue to snap my camera with sceneries from ths outside. Despite the humming of the bus engine I feel tranquil watching the rice fields, the horses running, cows grazing and small bodies of water by the roadside. It might be too much to think, but the highways of Italy reminded hubby and I of Batangas, Philippines. Simple life lived in simple means.