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Vienna 
30th-Sep-2018 06:12 pm
DJ - plaited!
And so to the second country of my trip ... Austria.  I had been briefly to Salzburg back in 1981, as we were/are all fans of The Sound of Music.  However, weirdly, Mum always was sure we had been to Vienna, and nothing could change her mind ... so, Mum, 37 years later I managed to catch up with you ... 2 days in Vienna.

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.
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This is part of the Winter Palace
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Beethoven - my favourute classical composer.  He was sponsored by a Vienniese family for many years
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Strauss - apparently women used to faint when he played
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St Stephen's
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The roof -
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A 1960's developement - no wall/floor is level.  It's meant to keep your body awake
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A Lippizaner walking from his stables to his rehearsal
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A Lippizaner in his stable
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A swimming pool (and tennis court) on the river!
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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.
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Comments 
30th-Sep-2018 06:01 pm (UTC)
Loved seeing these, I was there about 2 years ago so it was good to see the same places!
7th-Oct-2018 04:27 pm (UTC)
Glad I managed to bring back memories of your trip to Vienna
30th-Sep-2018 06:53 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to go to Austria. It looks glorious!


Gabrielle
7th-Oct-2018 04:28 pm (UTC)
Well the only bits of Austria I have seen, I have liked, so hope you get there one day
30th-Sep-2018 07:07 pm (UTC)
I have enough trouble sleeping, without all the walls an floors being out of whack! And how do they put up with hanging pictures that never look level?!

You've seen a few things!
7th-Oct-2018 04:30 pm (UTC)
LOL - loved your thoughts about the wonky pictures ... maybe I could use that as an homage as to why none of my pictures hang level!!
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