Monday, October 24, 2011

Danube Twilight

It's not often that I've seen Strauss's beautiful blue Danube look blue.  But it did on this day until sunset when street lights brought out hints of lilac and gold.  This view is looking toward the Donauinsel, the long Danube island that splits the river in Vienna.

The Reichsbrücke was the only bridge in Vienna not to sustain significant damage during WWII but early Sunday morning, August 1, 1976, the bridge collapsed, killing one person.  I've never seen a reason for the collapse; it is said to be a mystery.  In addition to cars and trucks, today's bridge carries pedestrians, bikes and U-Bahn trains.


  1. On days with blue skies the Danube actually is blue!
    There is this walking bridge near Kaisermühlen, that affords a beautiful view of the city, the International center and the vineyards and Vienna Woods. And a schöne blaue Donau to boot, when the sun is shining.

  2. Hi Merisi,
    I guess it's one of those situations that one has to be in the right place at the right time and notice what's right in front of the ol' eyes. I'll have to go to that walking bridge when the sun is would be nice to see the blue Danube and hum that famous tune at the same time.