vienna at night

Sunday, February 13, 2011


{this post is going to be a total brag. consider yourself warned.}

when i moved to vienna for my internship,
my housing with the embassy fell through
(long story).
because i wanted this job more than....
well, more than i've wanted most things in life,
i lived as a nomad.
for 4 months.
during that time,
i house sat for various embassy families
who were on vacation.

i lived in 8 different homes over the course of 16 weeks;
some for no longer than a week
others for much longer than a week.
i didn't have to pay for housing the whole summer
and i got to live in incredibly beautiful homes
fully stocked with movies, food, comfy beds, etc.

the best part, though?
8 different homes.
8 different districts.
translation:
i know vienna like the back of my hand.
i know the tram lines, bus lines and u bahn lines
better than i know the streets of my hometown.

i am.......the world's best vienna tour guide.
(not exactly sasha fierce, but close enough).
so a few weeks ago,
i gave erin a little night tour my old city.
it was freezing....it was awesome...
it was beautiful.
i. love. vienna.












1,2: Operahouse
3,4: Belvedere
5: Schwarzenberg Platz
6: Rathaus
7,8: Parliament

20 comments:

Katherina said...

WOW! Vienna is beautiful at night... well, I'm sure it's also very nice during the day... oh I can't believe I haven't been there yet!!! I have to move my butt, soon!!

Maria E. said...

Ohmygoodness...the opera-house in Vienna!!! One of my dream destinations. :)

-- Maria E.
www.uneasyimpressions.blogspot.com

lady lyles said...

Oh, Vienna! How I hope to see you sooner than later.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

Aaaahhhh-mazing! :)

wilybrunette said...

so when i finally get myself over there, you'll be my tour guide, yes?

Jan said...

So which city do you like best: Salzburg or Vienna?

Jenni Austria Germany said...

well, mom, salzburg will always have my heart (as you know too well) but vienna is a close 2nd. very, very close.

Ashley Fastle said...

so um nobody likes a bragger! just kidding, but serious what a fantastic summer. I wish i could do something wonderful like that this summer. Thank you for the wonderful comments on my blog.

Candice said...

Oh my gosh, Jenni!! I am loving those photos! You are so lucky to be able to have such an incredible experience! Totally jealous ;)
Can I come visit? :)

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

darn girl, you did get the best of the best! what a clever way to go about living there and like stars totally aligned for you with such fab homes to "sit".

gorgeous photos, i'd love to be toured around that astoundingly beautiful city by you, but for now these killer pics will have to do.

cheers to a wonderful week ahead. ♥

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I am so jealous. Your life seriously sounds AMAZING. Vienna is GORGEOUS. And I love your pink hat! Haha. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth http://organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

What an amazing job!! Ahh I am very officially jealous. I need to borrow your life.

whimsy said...

thank you so much for your sweet comment! i think YOUR HAIR AND YOUR BANGS are perfect!! so i really appreciate it! i love that you warned us that this post was going to be a total brag, because i do feel amazingly jealous! i am in love with what you get to do!
loves!
britt

whimsy said...

ps- im your newest follower!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I need to go to Vienna ! Gorgeous!

jackiek said...

If I'm ever in Vienna, I will be sure to call you for a tour! It looks beautiful. Scratch the If. WHEN I'm in Vienna! P.S You won a giveaway on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

weird question, but is Vienna actually a safe place to be? I'm considering on going there in a few months...

Alex said...

Dying to go there!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

@anonymous, in my opinion, vienna is one of the safest places in the world. actually, according to the 2010 Mercer Index, Vienna is the best city in the world (not making this up!). feeling safe is hugely important to me, since i travel so much (and often times alone). there are some cities i just don't feel 100% comfortable in, no matter how beautiful or touristy they are (paris and rome being examples of this). however, i never felt unsafe in vienna. keep in mind, though, i was always living in nice parts of the city and stayed away from "the bad parts" of town. so - to answer your question, from my experiences, yes - it is safe. also, i remember reading "top 20 safest cities in the world" somewhere a year ago, and vienna was on the list. i recommend going for sure!

Krystal said...

i'm thinking we need a blogger meet up in vienna!! it sounds amazing :)