once upon a time
The Life Of The Brandls
2003 - 2004 - 2005 -
|Rauhenstein: On a sunny day during our
holidays we visited the ruins of Rauhenstein at Baden,
|Eggenburg Mittelalterfest (medieval times
festival): During one weekend in September the whole town of Eggenburg
changes into an old medieval times town. There are wooden "town
walls" where you have to pay to enter the town. On the marketplace
and on several other places are crowds of medieval dressed people,
simulating the times of old.
Next year we will be dressed too ...
|Riegersburg: Once every year there is a very large fleamarket in Graz. We have been there and on the way back home we had a stop at the Riegersburg. A very large castle in splendid condition ...|
|Harry Potter Festival: Teresa organized a Harry Potter
Festival at our gardenhouse for her "little" sister Annabel.
Our house has been Hogwards, in our garden was the candyshop of Honeydukes, we had a Quidditch playfield and much more.
This festival was from 2 pm until 9 pm and the boys and girls had lessons in several (dark) arts ...
|AFOLday Legoland Günzburg: I had an invitation from LEGO to visit the Legoland Günzburg, Germany, on a special day, the AFOLday (Adult Friend Of Lego). There we got free entry to the park and had acces to areas usually closed to the public.|
|Salzburg: On my journey
back from Legoland Günzburg I made a short stop at Salzburg.
Just a walk through the old town centre and up to the castle.
|Cinema and ScienceFiction Trade Fair:
The organizer of this trade fair asked if we (the friends of StarWars in
Vienna) would visit his fair in StarWars costumes. Why not? And
so there have been stormtroopers, imperial officer, Tusken Raider, rebel
troops, Jedi and much more on this fair ...
|"Bricking Bavaria", München:
I had an invitation to an exhibition of LEGO buildings of adult LEGO
fans near Munich, Germany. As Munich is only 450 km from Vienna and as
we all like this town Sissy and Michael attended this exhibition.
|Night of the Museum: Once a year
there is a "Night of the Museum" here in Austria. There
you can admit several museum with one ticket during the whole night
until 01:00 in the morning. So Terry, Annabel and me did the Chocolate
Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Marzipan Museum, the National
Treasury and the Hofburg (where the emperor once lived).
At the National History Museum there was a guided tour on the roof. You had a marvelous look over Vienna at night!
|Perfume Collectors Fair: As
Sissy is collecting miniature perfume bottles this fair is one of her
highlights. These pictures shows some of her new perfume bottles ...
|Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition:
A visit to an impressive exhibition!
|Grandpa's Birthday: Celebrating
the 85th birthday of Opa!
|Halloween: Every year this is
one of Brandl's bank holidays, a must be!
|The Robots Are Coming: I
have long waited for that exhibition. As proposed there should be the
highlights of robotic creatures. But sadly that exhibition was one of
the worst I have ever seen.
I was so angry about that I got half the money from our tickets back!
|Donauzentrum LEGO: Once a
year there is a LEGO exhibition at the Donauzentrum shopping mall
here in Vienna.
|Bridget Jones: For the premiere
of the second movie of Bridget Jones Terry and me won two tickets
for the movie. As special guest there was Hugh Grant live in Vienna
at the Vienna English Theatre ...
|Game Festival Vienna:
Every year there is a large game festival at the Uno City in Vienna.
Three days time to try every board game for free.
|Xmas hand crafts: Christmas is
the time of the year when we do a lot of hand crafts. Here are some
pictures of our work.
|Insects at the museum: At our National
Science Museum in Vienna there was special exhibition about
insects. As a special event there has been a breakfast for the visitors:
fried locusts and maggots. Bon Appetit!
|Happy Birthday Annabel:
We celebrated the 15th birthday of Annabel at home and at my
Lots of presents und much to eat, as usual!
|Christmas Market Belvedere: In Vienna it is usual to visit at least one christmas market. This year for the first time there was a christmas market at Belvedere Palace ...|
|Christmas Market Schloß Schönbrunn:
The Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn palace is one of
the more sophisticated in Vienna.
|Christmas at Brandl Jun.:
On the 24th of december we celebrate Christmas first at home, light the
christmas tree and open our presents. Afterwards we usually visit my
parents to celebrate Christmas again ...
On the 25th Sissy's Mother with her friend came for dinner ...
|Christmas at Brandl Sen.:
The second part of Christmas eve we usually stay at my parents. First we
have dinner, fish and salad, and afterwards we are singing under the
Christmas tree ...
2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009
pictures, words and computer time by mike
some additional pictures by Sissy & Terry
email: mike at brandls dot info