Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Schönbrunn Palace


Here's where the wide angle lens comes in handy. With my old camera, I would have had to back up quite a bit more to fit the whole building in frame. Yes, I'm that lazy. Actually, I took another shot from further back, but I like this one better. I like the way it makes the walls look like they are tilted inwards.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Schönbrunn clock

Schoenbrunn clock

My parents brought me a new camera a few weeks ago when they visited (a belated Christmas gift). I have been thinking about getting a digital SLR for a couple of years, but when it came down to it I knew I would get much more use out of a point-and-shoot. I decided on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4S mainly because of the 10x zoom with wide angle lens.

I've been quite pleased with it so far. The 10x zoom allowed me to get a nice photo of this statue of the double-headed eagle and a linear clock.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Nike and the Parliament building

Parliment building

This is one of the eight bronze quadrigas that sit atop the Parliament in Vienna. It is driven by Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mythical handle

door handle

The elaborate nature of this door handle at the military museum caught me off guard and I had to snap a photo -- even though I hadn't purchased a photo pass. It was in the lobby, so I figured it was okay. :) You'll never guess what behind the door with such an ornate handle. The bathroom.

P.S. Anyone know what this creature is called?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Museum of Military History (Heeresgeschichtliche Museum)

Military museum

My dad and brother-in-law spent an afternoon at the military history museum (Heeresgeschichtliche Museum) while my sister and I ran some errands. We met them back at the museum where I snapped this photo out front.