While on my travels in Vienna, we went to the Vienna Zoo. Apparently it’s the oldest in the world!
I spent the first two nights in Vienna and I experienced the only rain of the holiday, of course it rained while I was outside and had to seek shelter in a cafe for a cake break.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something! Just haven’t been out with the camera much this year at all.
It’s taken a holiday to get me to post, and what a holiday it was 🙂
I went with a couple of friends to Austria for the Austrian F1 Grand Prix. The plan was to visit Vienna for a few days, head down to Graz for the race weekend and commute to the Red Bull Ring in Spielburg, and then spend the final few days in Salzburg before going back to Vienna to catch our flight home.
Went up to the Mach Loop again yesterday for the day. Definitely went better than the near blank we had in May. The morning started off with a few Hawk passes and then an A400 came through the loop. I’ve heard it’s a ‘big’ aircraft, but wasn’t quite ready for how big it actually is; I was surprised that it fit through the valley. After the A400 we had some more Hawks and then I finally saw some Typhoons go through the loop and closely followed by a fully swept Tornado. It was a day of first yesterday, I’ve seen numerous Tornados through the loop but never one swept, they make a great noise as they go through. We had plenty more Hawks go through and at one point we were almost bored of Hawks and were hoping for something else. That something else did go through, but it wasn’t quite as grand as we had hoped – it was a little prop plane that went through quite high above the loop.
Photos below – click on them to see larger versions.