These pictures are all from Vienna’s City Hall. The professor leading our trip recieved a medal from the city of Vienna.
Archive for March, 2008
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 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
Great photo of a statue
Ornate tile roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral
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.
I love this new camera
Gina and Wolfie