The ruins of the grounds the old Imperial and Royal North freight station in Vienna, Austria, in the light of the setting sun of a glorious winter day. Golden rays slant across the trees growing out of the brick ruins. In the background, the landmark Millenium Tower rises high, a modern salute to the historic grounds.
The “Nordbahnhofgelaende”, the remains of what was once one of Europe’s most significant railway and freight stations, is an urban wilderness that provides a safe habitat for many birds and creatures. It will soon be history. Housing developments are already under way. People love to come here for walks or to explore and enjoy the wide open spaces in the middle of town.