Thursday, November 22, 2007

Vienna 2

Thank you for continuing to follow my travel log. It's been nearly 2 months since we got home and here I am, just about finishing our first week of adventures!! These first days were jam packed so I certainly have had lots to write about and to show you. I hope you enjoy these little snippets of Vienna.



This beautiful rose garden was just down the street from our pension.




My continuing camera love affair with windows!!




No flowers on this monochromatic wall but still the whole look is so interesting.




Vienna (or Wein in German - remember a 'W' is usually pronounced as a "V") is the home of weiners and little concessions were open along the streets. I'm sure in the summer there are many, many more of them around.




And a pub calling our name!! This is the traditional spelling of our last name (although I'm not sure what that L is doing at the end - it didn't seem to be lit up.)




In case you were wondering if there was a rest stop ahead!




An archeological dig was going on in this section of the city - right beside the busy street. It looks like there's a brick oven at the back of the plot. It was fascinating to watch them use toothbrushes to brush away the dirt and painstakingly record every single thing they found.




Some sidewalk reconstruction was going on here. We were amazed by the tree roots and how carefully they had been left to grow. I wonder how old these trees are.




At this main circular intersection, a double-decker transportation hub has busses unloading on the top floor and the subway stopping on the bottom floor. It's really convenient if you have to switch from one to the other. In the center of the circle is a green space park. Europeans are very creative with their use of small spaces.



My maiden name was Lange and here was a whole street with that name!




Tyler humoured me by sitting down at this sidewalk cafe'. Does it not look like a place kids would want to hang out?!!

I feel like we just had a little appetizer of what Vienna is like. We definitely want to visit for a much longer time again soon!! Mel tells me that there is an awesome Christmas market in the square - that sounds interesting!!

And Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American online friends! I hope your turkey was juicy, your pumpkin pie was smothered in whipped cream and your family time was priceless :))

5 comments:

  1. It really was only a snapshot. There's so much more to see, including a few beautiful palaces. I think this is definitely one city you should return to, at least once more. Hugs!

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  2. I have been loving your recaps of your travels! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  3. Hello my sweet friend Crystal!!!! I am loving your pictures and travel accounts........and just wanted to say that I miss you!!!!!! Hugs!!!

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  4. Wow! I am just loving your European photos...it truly looks like a trip of a lifetime. We lived in England for 2 years (2003-2005) and didn't get to see near the amount of Europe that you have.

    I had to laugh about your comment about photos of windows. I was that way about all the ornate doors in Europe. Everywhere we went, I always ended up with at least one or more photos of random doors.

    Rick Steves writes the absolute BEST travel guides...they were a staple item for us whenever we were traveling!

    Thanks for visiting the blogs and commenting!!! smiles...

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  5. These photos are great, too, Crystal!

    Funny to see your name(s) in unexpected places in a foreign country!

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