For a few years now I live in the 8th district in Vienna. I have put together some old Vienna photos here, part of the buildings shown here still stand (like the Josefstadt Theatre). Other buildings no longer exist, but gave the place its name, e.g. Blindeninstitut – Blindengasse.
The suburban character, i.e. village structures, was still preserved in some areas of Josefstadt until the beginning of the 20th century. However, the living conditions in these old buildings were sometimes catastrophic.
The first photo shows the view of Josefstadt at a time when the glacis (free space in the area outside the city walls) was still empty. In the background you can see the Piaristen church.
The municipal theatre with elaborate decoration.
Two times the Josefstäder theatre, the first picture probably dates from the beginning of the 20th century.
Beautiful courtyard of a Pawlatschenhaus – some of these houses have been preserved until today in the 8th district.
The Albertgasse is named after the water pipe.
This part of the Lange Gasse looks almost the same today – the cars have changed a bit! 😉