There are some fine patterns and colors here. The silver floats remind me of barrage balloons, but in the water. Perhaps they are to keep large ships away.
We were a bit puzzled by the jumbo-sized floats as well, especially as the only watercraft we saw would be in the "small" category--paddle boats, canoes, skulling craft, paddle boards, electric boats and small sail boats. Perhaps it is art, we thought. Then as we steered our rented electric boat around the barrier we saw it was a swimming area...and a nude beach.
Beautiful images, Martha! Love the giant floats! Better safe than sorry. ;)
Ha! Yes, the floats keep wandering eyes at a distance.
Gorgeous fotos! Alte Donau! My childhood paradise ( uh, in the 60's ).I'd be very interested in your views of the quite modernist "Gänsehäufel". It's worth a visit, but surely not on weekends ( always overcrowded ). Keep posting!ps. sorry about my post about "Justizpalast". I didn't try to force you out of posting. The building is a fine one, even with the distortions made by restoration, and your fotos of course are fine too ,you should post it with an historical link to wiki, and no harm done. Nobody can change history, even if we sometimes would like to be entitled to it.
Thank you, Walter. I apologize for my delay in responding but I wanted to update the original post first and was finding that task difficult on our iPad while we were out of town. It was an excellent suggestion and you can see the changes here: http://marthasvienna.blogspot.co.at/2010/03/one-beautiful-building.html. I agree with your last statement; there are countless examples of trying (and sometimes succeeding) in rewriting history throughout the world, and sometimes we wish we could, but the truth—even if it is painful—can, if we are wise, lead us to peace.On a separate note, I have not yet been to Gänselhäufel but hope to in the near future. Thanks for the tip.