Our day of brilliant weather in Vienna happened on the Tuesday, which was nice as it was the one day that the bloke had off from the conference. We took advantage of it to go on a boat ride down the Danube. Granny, Humuhumu and I had done this together a couple of years before, but the others had never been before. Keiki loved it. He sat upright and alert on my lap for two straight hours, watching and commenting on everything and occasionally bursting into song.

Most of these photos were either taken by the bloke or Humuhumu.

[I had meant to add more commentary but this entry has been sitting half-finished in my documents for weeks so I figured it was best to just post it before it got any more out of date.]

[Me smiling at the camera, with Keiki on my lap, riding at the front of the boat down the Danube. Photo taken by the bloke.]

[Similar shot to above, but also shows Humuhumu sitting with Granny. Photo taken by the bloke.]

[Observatory dome not far from the docks. Photo taken by Humuhumu.]

[Giant octopus graffiti on the railway bridge support. Photo taken by Humuhumu.]

[View down the Danube before turning around to head back up toward the lock. Sky and river are both big and blue. Photo taken by Humuhumu.]

[Granny and Granddad enjoying the boat ride. Photo taken by Humuhumu.]

[Heading into the enormous lock. Photo taken by Humuhumu.]

[Keiki with his head wrapped in a muslin to keep off the blazing sun, smiling at the camera. Photo taken by the bloke.]

[Keiki and me. My back is to the camera. We are waiting for the boat to rise up in the lock. Photo taken by the bloke.]


[Rising up in the lock takes a while. The time between the two photos above is about five minutes.]

[Through the lock at last and heading back into the city. Photo by me.]

On disembarking from the boat, we discovered that one of the city’s fountains had been turned on in honour of the nice weather.

[Humuhumu in her green Kenyan dress, shrieking as she runs through the fountain.]

[Humuhumu and Keiki getting thoroughly soaked as the bloke looks on.]

[Ditto. YAY WATER]
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck

There's a fountain like that one in the square in front of the RA in London so add it to the list! :o)
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From: [personal profile] sillymouse

There's one on Lowestoft seafront too. Bit less glamorous as a location.

From: [personal profile] hano

Oh that's lovely, looks like a brilliant day. Also, that photo of you and Keiki, with your back to the camera, he *really* looks like his father there.
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From: [personal profile] gwendraith

Love the children in the fountain pictures. There's a lovely fountain like that in Seoul :)
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From: [personal profile] lurkingcat

Giant octopus graffiti! \O/

Humuhumu takes some great photos :)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept

Humuhumu had an eye for photography, it seems. And for dashing through the fountain areas, which is always great fun.
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From: [personal profile] silveradept

Such concerns as being soggy seem to be a consequence of getting older, I find, and getting a bit more concerned about what it looks like to everyone around. Sometimes those are good things, but occasionally it does harm.
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From: [personal profile] paw_prints

Wonderful photos! Lovely to see kids being kids and enjoying the little things.

Vienna is a gorgeous city isn't it?
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina

Humuhumu took some great photos - I love the octopus mural. What a cool surprise to find under a bridge!

It sounds like a good time all around.
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic

What a lovely set of pictures, and it looks like so much fun!

Those first two pictures in particular are very lovely ones of you.