In my rush to tell you all about the ‘Nightrun‘ I totally forgot to write about last weekend which was great. The weekend started out beautiful, sunny and with still moderate temperatures. I saw a friend for a late coffee and we met at the Meierei in the Volksgarten. Now the place itself you can totally forget. It’s good for coffee but not much else. But the location is beautiful. It is right next to the Theseus temple which has just been reopened again after renovation (ok, it is more than two years ago). Looks beautiful, no? The Hofburg didn’t look to shabby either and I had to stop to take a picture. The contrails above it were crisscrossing each other and looked so beautiful, I got this urge to leave Vienna soon.
On the table next to us was a lady having a late lunch and quite a few sparrows were trying to get the remains of her soup.
So the birds were out in full to enjoy the last warm days. We did the same and went for ice-cream.
After an afternoon well spent, a deserved nap on the couch and a preparation run for the Night Run the evening was reserved for a belated birthday celebration. We were meeting at the ON market, a very stylish restaurant/bar place. It had just opened this summer, I have been there once for lunch which was excellent and once for breakfast which so-so. Dinner turned out to be a very tasty affair. The Asian tapas we had for starters were delicious, my lamb liver for the main course as well but most interesting was the cocktail we had after dinner. It was called something like ON Summer or summer something, and it was with Gin and cucumber. Weird combination but it worked! It definitely had the wow effect because I went out dancing until 4 in the morning and got a piggyback ride home. No further details, just enjoy the pictures.
Sunday morning was hard but it was Election Day for the National Assembly and the girls were waiting for brunch. So no sleeping in for me but rather a harsh getting up after less than four hours of sleep. On the other hand if you know that a breakfast like this
awaits you, it’s a big motivator.
The rest of the day passed in some kind of blur meaning I took some well needed rest and then went to the theater in the evening. With my friend Ali I went to the ‘Theater in der Josefstadt’ to see Jaegerstaetter, a man who objected due to conscientious reasons WWII and got executed for it. To read more about him, click here. The production of the play and the acting of the whole ensemble was great, go and see it if you still have a chance. Excellent performance! On this high note a wonderful exciting weekend ended.