Over many years I was in a classical orchestra, yet had never been to a concert ... until now. I went to a Strauss/Mozart concert, which was lovely, and a great chance to dress up for the evening.
This is part of the Winter Palace
Beethoven - my favourute classical composer. He was sponsored by a Vienniese family for many years
Strauss - apparently women used to faint when he played
The roof -
A 1960's developement - no wall/floor is level. It's meant to keep your body awake
A Lippizaner walking from his stables to his rehearsal
A Lippizaner in his stable
A swimming pool (and tennis court) on the river!
Day 2, we went to the Schönbrunn Summer Palace. The Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire lived here ... well until 1918, when the 2 countries became republics. My parents actually knew someone who was born here, not long before that date, as his mother was Companion to the Empress.