For a long time lately I wanted to visit the “Wiener Prater” again. It is such a long time since I’ve been there. So yesterday, my wife and I went out to do so.
So much changed around the Prater since the last time. New buildings and new sidewalks where build. Inside, it’s pretty much the same as usual. Just a few new thing here and there. But most noticeable now, more then ever: The arcade halls are almost gone. Since nowadays almost everyone has a device in his pocket, where one can play the games of an entire arcade hall and much more and in better quality, there are no need for this kind of entertainment any more. Only one of such an old arcade hall did we see, the rest is gone.
Since I timed our arrival so that we get to see the “golden hour”, it was just a beautiful sight to see, when the sky turned orange and violet. After that, when all slowly got darker, the colorful lights went on and shone … what a wonderful mood.