This post is really more like the second half of my walk through Währing, Vienna’s 18th district. In the spring of 2015 I paid a visit to Kutschkermarkt, Währing’s farmer’s market, with a little wandering about for good measure. Little did I know at the time that Währing would become our new home!

A couple of weeks ago, inspired by an article I had read about Vienna’s “Best Knacker” at Fleischerei Bauer near our house, Anna Grace and I decided to combine a Gemeindebau walk with a “Best Knacker” lunch.

“Good Boy!”

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Well hidden behind this tree was this mosaic, The Liberation of Austria 1945.

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Währing lacked Kunst am Bau quantity, but made up for that with quality. We almost did not find this one, a beautiful glass-tiled obelisk depicting People and Animals.

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Two unexpected mosaics. The first, outside of an elementary school; the second, one associated with a private residence.

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By now the hot sun was taking its toll on us, and all we could think of was lunch. We caught the tram to the Gersthof Bahnhof, home to a regional train connection and a small collection of Imbiss, Backerei, Cafes, and Fleischerei Bauer.

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Except. Foiled by Vienna in summer. The butcher was on holiday.  Some other time, perhaps.

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