Lipizzan Horses

Austria

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0825.jpg

The world-famous Spanish Riding School uses highly trained Lippizan stallions in public performances that demonstrate classical dressage movements and training. During summer there is another chance to take a glimpse of the these precious horses.

Every July mare Lippizan horses along with their offspring are brought from Piper to Vienna to familiarize the foals with their later domain in Vienna’s Spanish Riding School.

For one hour every day the horses are allowed to graze in Vienna’s Castle Garden next to the former imperial palace making it a beloved attraction for both, tourists and inhabitants likewise.

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0760.jpg

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0772.jpg

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0782

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0780.jpg

20170721_Austria_Vienna-0805

 

Advertisements

Balkan Nights

Austria

For a while now I have been working on a story about the Ex-Yugoslavian community in Vienna, focusing on all phases of people’s everyday life as well as religious and cultural aspects. Of course, this also includes the typical bars with live music and a lot of meat to eat…

Here are a couple of images from a recent visit to one of these bars in Vienna, the Café Sezam.

 

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-7933A customer is dancing to live music in Café Sezam, located near the so-called “Balkan Mile” in the 16th district. 

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-7864A singer from Serbia in Café Sezam. 

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-8023

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-7954Customers of Café Sezam enjoy a plate full of meat. 

xxMichaelBiachPhotography_balkannight-7871

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-8065Café Sezam bar owner Murat Ladjar, originally coming from Novi Pazar, is showing off his Tito tattoo. 

xxmichaelbiachphotography_balkannight-7968The photographer in the middle.

Silence

Austria, Urban Exploration

All photographs below were taken at St. Marx Cemetery in Vienna, Austria. 

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8858

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8825

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8828

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8855

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8877

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8829

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8865

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8874

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8861

2017_silence_michaelbiachphotography-8872

The Belvedere

Austria, Urban Exploration

The first snow of 2017 has finally come to Vienna.

20170108_austria_vienna-8746Belvedere. Vienna, Austria.

Happy New Year 2017

Austria

Happy New Year 2017 to everyone. May all your dreams come true. Explore. Dream. Discover!!!!

20170101_silvester_michaelbiach_low-8588
“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that never have been…”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Subterranean Vienna

Austria, Urban Exploration

2016_austria_vienna_underground-6545The river “Wien” beneath the inner city of Vienna.