Laxenburg really is pretty small, but it’s very pleasant.
When I got here last night, my colleagues and I wandered across the street– we’re staying in a facility owned (or under contract with) IIASA– to a kebab and pizza place.
austrian kebab, flickr
It strikes me that McDonalds, pizza, and kebab are now the three foodstuffs you can always get in Europe, and which are pretty reliable, despite some regional differences (no chips with your kebab in Austria, for example).
oxford kebab van, flickr
After that we went to the ice cream place up the street. Tonight I was walking around, and it became clear that this place is basically the social center of the town.
dessert with jane mcgonigle, via flickr
The park really is amazing. The mosquitos are very aggressive if you stop for longer than a few seconds, but there’s an excellent little lake with an amazing castle on it.
castle, via flickr