The Adventures of Team P

Archive for March, 2008

Day 7, Vienna

These pictures are all from Vienna’s City Hall. The professor leading our trip recieved a medal from the city of Vienna.










Vienna has vineyards of its own – we took a tour and sampled some wine.

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Day 6, Vienna







Day 5, Vienna






Day 4, Vienna

This was a very full day. We started out with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vienna State Opera House. The building itself was exquisite but our favorite part was standing onstage while workers set up for the evening’s ballet performance. It was interesting for us to see all the sets and machinery up close, and the view out into the hall was amazing. Next was a visit to the Mozarthaus (our third Mozart museum!), which we didn’t get any pictures of. Lunch was at Gina’s favorite place in Vienna: Rosenberger, an enormous all-you-can-eat buffet. Gina ate a schnitzel the size of a dinner plate and Thomas had several desserts. In the afternoon we went to the Haus der Musik, a modern music museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Gina was worn out and went home after that, but Thomas bravely tackled the Kunsthistoriches Museum, an art museum with lots of Flemish paintings and a special exhibit of works by Arcimboldo, the famous vegetable portraitist. Thomas took photos of all his favorite paintings, along with their captions. When he got back to the hotel he gave Gina a virtual tour of the museum on his laptop!

Vienna State Opera House intermission room with Rodin’s bust of Mahler

Opera House lobby

On stage at the Opera House

Dessert at Rosenberger Some kind of political demonstration

Photos from the Kunsthistoriches Museum













Day 3, Vienna

Vienna is beautiful! After a scenic train ride from Salzburg to Vienna we spent the afternoon on a walking tour of the city. Gina admired the dogs and Thomas took pictures of statues. Most of the pictures below are from the walking tour.

Train station in Salzburg with the Alps in the distance

Our group in the lobby of the hotel in Vienna. For more on our beautiful hotel, click here.
A nice dog park in central Vienna with the parliament building in the background
Horses ready for a carriage ride
Shadow: dogs in Vienna hunt pigeons, not squirrels!
A Lippinzaner stallion in his stable. These horses will visit Greensboro in a few days as part of their US tour.


Great photo of a statue

Ornate tile roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Day 2, Salzburg "The Hills are Alive"

We started the day with a nice complimentary breakfast at the hotel. We had yoghurt and muesli. Then we headed out to two Mozart museums: Mozart’s birth house (weird) and Mozart’s family’s apartment. After a lunch at an Italian restaurant the big group split apart. We climbed with a few others to the top of a hill with a beautiful view of the river, city, fortress, and Alps. It was a clear day and it was warm in the sun. Then we went shopping and had dinner at one of Rick Steves’ favorite restaurants in Salzburg. Tomorrow we leave this picturesque town for the big city.

Gina wants to know how her dogs are doing. She is reminded of them every time she sees an Austrian dog (called ‘Hund’). Suzan, does the E.B. need to place an order for items from Austria? Yes, Thomas is wearing his coat, though he might not be wearing it in all the pictures.

“Batskull”

Mozart was born here
eine Biene

Easter

I love this new camera

an Alp

Gina and Wolfie

Day 1, Travel and Salzburg

We arrived in Munich this morning and took a bus across the border to Salzburg. We hit the ground running with a hearty Austrian lunch, followed by a walking tour of the city, and then dinner. It’s beautiful here; it snowed yesterday and the hills and mountains are still covered in snow. Today was overcast and chilly, with snow flurries in the morning. Exhausted, we look forward to a good night’s rest before another day in Salzburg tomorrow.