Sunday Stills October 2, 2022: Dilapidated

The theme of this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge, is called “Dilapidated”. The online dictionary defines “dilapidated”, as “(of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.” 

My daughter has recently started daycare at 13 months old. In Austria, where we live, there is a thing called the “settling in period”. Basically, this is where the children are given a period of adjustment, so that they can get used to being left in the care of the pedagogues. Since my daughter is having a difficult time with this adjustment, she only stays at daycare for about 90 minutes each day. During this period, I usually go for a walk around the area.

On Friday, I walked past this old, unused, building covered in ivy. With the fall colors I thought it was very pretty and took a few pictures of it. I had no idea what it had been previously used for.

When I got home, I asked my boyfriend what this building used to be, and he thinks it is an abandoned water basin (a place where they used to bring water down from the mountains for Vienna).

I love just walking around Vienna in new streets or parks — there is always so much history to find!

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