Sunday, July 29, 2012

Arches Above the Arches

Vienna.  Stephansplatz.


  1. Nice find, Martha! And I learned how well adapted the new-world M is to the style of the old world. Now I understand even less how people could dare to protest against McDo...
    By the way: Did you know that the Viennese word for McDo is "Schachterlwirt"? Literally translated it would be "Little Boxes Innkeeper"

  2. Food booths/huts are often found at Vienna's Rathausplatz (city hall square) and we are always impressed that the food is delivered on real plates with real silverware and drinks in real glasses. No plastic, no paper (other than napkins), no styrofoam. So civilized! We recently asked one of the young men collecting plates about it and he said it is cheaper and faster to wash the dishes than to deal with all the garbage created with paper and plastic. And I don't need to tell you it's better for the environment. It's always shocking to me now to go to the US and be served a meal on paper or in plastic. Until consciousness is raised, decision-makers act wiser and the public demands/ individuals demand something different, we'll all share in being "schachterlwirts" of some sort or another, won't we?

  3. Beautiful balcony, beautiful building - I see it every day on my way to and from work.

    1. You must have a lovely route for your commute then. Lucky!