First day in Vienna - Hanging out
My first day in Vienna is nearly over. I spend the day hanging out with my girfriend Karin (in the picture above) and her son Fabian. We had breakfast in Viennas "Augarten" a big park in the second district and went to Viennas old amusing park the "Prater".
Getting out of the apartment this morning (well we left at about 12:00) was kind of strange. I first thought it was Sunday morning because there was nothing going on on the streets until I realized it was Tuesday... Compared to New York the streets of Vienna are so empty. Everything is smaller and older. You can see more trees on the streets and I immediatly noticed the Viennese unkindliness as well which I didn't miss at all. A lot of people run around grouchy and if you start to speak to someone you don't know on the streets they will most likely look at you as if you'd be crazy. While in New York I heard a couple of times that New Yorkers are known to be a rather unfriendly folk within the US. Compared to a lot of people in Vienna this is nothing.
Well it might just be me, it might be my approach to my hometown but I am sure there is truth within. My girlfriend also noticed that behavior. I am going to think about this a little more. Would like to know why this is so different. Let's see what day two of my home vacation brings.
Posted by Martin Fuchs on July 26, 2005 05:37 PM