(image by vova)
I came to Vienna 12 years ago and it has become the City of my Love in every sense of it. Over these years I worked and lived in different parts of this admirable Austrian capital and that does not make Vienna less attractive to me, just the opposite.
What fascinates me about Vienna:
– I stroll around it and I believe to know every building and tree on my way already so well… and yet every time I discover a new enchanting detail! Sometimes I suddenly come across a tiny unknown to me street in the middle of a district which I seem to know well for years…Vienna is like the life itself – I keep exploring it every day and it gets more and more interesting!
– Vienna loves me too! – I have always received any help I ever needed here and have never expeirenced any kind of the xenophobia which is being reported by many foreigners. I have amazing experiences with Austirans being heartfelt caring and understanding, and really nice… And no negative experiences at all.
I can give lectures and write poems about it…but somehow I feel that my recent pictures can express my attitude much better:
………..it is LOVE, isn`t it?
P.S. This year Vienna has passed Zurich to take the top spot as the world’s city with the best quality of living, according to the Mercer 2009 Quality of Living Survey. This year’s ranking also identifies the cities with the best infrastructure based on electricity supply, water availability, telephone and mail services, public transport provision, traffic congestion and the range of international flights from local airports.
Apparently, Vienna is the only City in the world where the tab water is not onyl drinkable but also of a high quality: practically throughout the year, the Viennese population is supplied with spring water from the Northern Calcareous Alps. In managing the spring protection forests, special attention is paid to low-impact, natural methods. This means that the forest stock may not be modified to any larger extent, as forests can offer particular protection to spring zones only if anthropogenic intervention is kept at a minimum.