1000 petals by axinia

the only truth I know is my own experience

Vienna in Football fever + Russia Champion (slideshow) June 23, 2008

Here is a slide-show of my expressions from the Saturday night in Vienna City – the night when the Russian team won over the Dutch. It was so unexpected for everyone, that we could not even buy any Russian flag (!) – the shops had nothing to offer! Because the play was not in Vienna, there have been very few Russian fans on the street. But many disappointed Dutch ones.

What is really positive about the whole the mega-football Party in Vienna is that it goes on rather peaceful and joyful, not as aggressive as expected. I guess that the beauty and peace of Vienna itself has that great impact on people. Enjoy the slide-show!

P.S: I learned from a reliable source that Russia will not only get to the final, but also become the Champion! 🙂

LOVE; axinia

 

Vienna waits in fear for UEFA euro2008 (slideshow) June 6, 2008

IT IS COMING! – the ultimate nightmare of the cosy Vienna citizens: The UEFA Cup 2008, starting on the 7th of June…

The big and small businesses pray for the profit, the rest of the population prays for peace and order 🙂

Austria is famous for the its calm character. Austrians can not stand any disturbing noise or actions. Presently there are hot discussion going on in the Austrian media and Internet about THE BAN ON MOBILE PHONES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT (apparently most Austrians feel annoyed by the constant buzz and passengers sharing their privat secrets in buses and trams) – and in fact the Austrian city of Graz has already issued such a ban (!). It is said to be the first such case in the world.

Now imagine how a regular Austrian must feel about the wild crowds of most probably drunk uncontrollable fans in the beautiful and neat city of Vienna, that icon of peace and charm??? Most of the people I know are terrified by just thinking of it. Sitting rather far from the so called FAN ZONE I can hear already now (about midnight) the screams and shouts of the arriving fans…brrr…scary… (more…)

 

 
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