Saturday, March 8, 2014

Visiting Vienna [Part 2/6]: Inner City and Horse carriages

We continue our stay in Vienna. After we visited the Museum Quarter and Hofburg Palace we move further into the Inner City. In this part of the city, horse drawn carriages are a often sight. You can book a ride, a stroll down the city, which is quite a unique way to do sightseeing.


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The Imperial Chancellory Wing housed the offices of the Imperial Vice Chancellor After the end of the Holy Roman Empire, this wing housed the apartments of the Duke of Reichstadt (Napoleon II) and later those of Emperor Francis Joseph I.


The Keiser Franz I monument in the middle of the square.



I wanted to visit the Spanish Riding School which is behind these gates, but unfortunately the showing times didn't fit into our schedule. But I did manage to take some shots of horses around the inner city.



I shot a small 0:40 min video with the 6D, to show you the horse drawn carriages in action. You can view this short clip below:







More images from Vienna in part three.

26 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lovely tour of Vienna, It is a beautiful city.. I love the colors of the buildings with the sky. The carriage rides look like fun! Wonderful series of photos, have a great day!

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  2. I'm such a fan of your photography, Mersad. You really have an eye for how to compose a pleasing photograph. It was interesting to see how the carriages have solved the problem of leaving "horse exhaust" on the roadway. Our Amish ought to consider something like this. :)

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  3. Beautiful photos, Mersad! The colors are so vivid! Nice black and white of the two horses - I like the contrast of the two, one dark and one light.

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  4. Vienna is just so beautiful, and so is your photography! LOVED the horse video.

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  5. Vraiment magnifique ! Bon week-end !

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  6. Such a lovely city and your captures are superb as always, Mersad!! The next best thing to being there myself!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your weekend is going well!!

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  7. thank you for bringing me along to vienna! all the photos are wonderful, i especially love the black and white of the horses :)

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  8. My favorite is the black and white of the horses coming out of the gate. all the horses are wonderful, and love that balcony and the lacy entrance to the gate. i agree with Teresa, quite grand. everything seems bigger than life. a beautiful city

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  9. This is timely: John and I were just (minutes ago) talking about wanting to go to Vienna someday. These are wonderful photos, Mersad. I love the b&w of the horses emerging. What a great trip you had!

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  10. Hi Mersad What a wonderful way to tour Vienna and I see the horses have different colours on their head Great buildings and photographs

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  11. hi mersad,
    wieder beeindruckende bilder.
    gefallen mir gut, und wien ist ja auch wirklich eine wunderschöne stadt.
    beste grüße aus bayern,
    dieter

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  12. Your photos are making me drool. This looks like a great vacation. I love the photo of the horses under the arches, however, they are all strong, impactful photos.

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  13. You take me places I'll probably never see. Thank you. :)
    I love the old architecture. A nice long carriage ride seems the ideal way to go slowly and really see it well.
    You frame your scenes beautifully!

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  14. Excellent Mersad, were you very careful or is Vienna a car free zone. I noticed a few but none that detract from the beauty of the town.

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  15. Looks such a beautiful place. The photos are great!

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  16. Vienna has to be one of the loveliest cities of the world, beautifully shown here Mersad, j'adore the horses, loved your B&W as they came out through the gate.
    p.s. your blossom in the sunset shot a few posts back was magic!

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  17. Mersad, if you keep posting horse pictures I'll be your most devoted follower, lol! Love the one of them under the arches.

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  18. What a gorgeous series of glimpses! The architectural details are just enchanting and like nowhere else.

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  19. A beautiful tour of beautiful city. Love the b & w of the two horses emerging from the archway, the buildings. All lovely.

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  20. Magnificent shots. Love the vastness of the building and the sights.

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  21. Fabulous photography. Vienna is a truly lovely city.

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  22. Wonderful photos and I'm sure Vienna is a city well worth visiting :)

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  23. Love your photos, they are beautifully composed.

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  24. Such a great tour! And it is nice to see two horses on the carriages. Here in Montreal they have only one horse per carriage, I think it is better to have two. Thank you so much for sharing this, Mersad.

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