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Austria - June 2015

July 12, 2015 - Last month, in June 2015, I traveled to Austria with my friend Rita. We flew into Vienna where we stayed in the same hot...
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Building Details

May 02, 2015 - It seems fitting to end my Austria blog with more glimpses of Vienna architecture because architecture contributes so mu...
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

May 02, 2015 - St. Stephen's Cathedral is the largest in Vienna. It's so centrally located that like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it can...
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Imperial Treasury

May 02, 2015 - The Imperial Treasury is where the crown jewels are on display. There was a mix of secular exhibitions and ecclesiastic.
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K&K Palais Hotel

May 02, 2015 - We were very happy with our hotel in Vienna. Our room was great, and we had a nice view of a park outside our window. Th...
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Mozart Concert

May 02, 2015 - One evening we went to a concert by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Designed for tourists, there were selected movements of...
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Nasch Market

May 02, 2015 - The scanned postcard shows how this market looked about 1900. Nowadays, it's still a busy place - full of people and tre...
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Vienna Opera House

May 02, 2015 - Before our trip, Rita and I tried unsuccessfully to purchase tickets online for opera in Vienna (sold out). The Opera Ho...
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Belvedere Palace, Garden & Museum

May 02, 2015 - During the 18th century, this Baroque building served as a Winter Palace. Now it's a historical museum showing Imperial...
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Gay Pride Parade

May 02, 2015 - One day we emerged from the underground metro to find the streets throbbing with the music, cheers, and commotion of a G...
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Hundertwasser

May 02, 2015 - In Vienna, thanks to Rita's research, we discovered the colorful, magical world of 20th century artist/architect Frieden...
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Schoenbrunn Palace

May 02, 2015 - Beginning in 1569 this palace was the summer residence of the Imperial Hapsburg family. Hunting was the most popular act...
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Art History Museum

May 02, 2015 - Vienna's Art History Museum is located in Maria Theresa Square where a memorial monument sits between the art museum and...
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Street Scenes of Vienna

May 02, 2015 - Here's the link to more street scenes: http://photobooksbypat.com/p853609270#h4e557ebf
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Hallstatt Cemetery

May 02, 2015 - After a good breakfast at the Gasthof Simony, Rita and I decided to start our morning at the cemetery behind one of the...
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Exploring Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - It was surprisingly easy to get away from tourists in Hallstatt simply by walking a short distance up into the hills beh...
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Lake Cruise in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - On a boat like the one below, Rita and I enjoyed an hour long lake cruise before choosing one of the many restaurants fo...
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Our Hotel in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - We spent the night at the Gasthof Simony Hotel right in the main square of Hallstatt. The best part was the view from ou...
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Village of Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - Hallstatt is definitely a popular tourist destination these days, but it is such a pretty village that the tourists seem...
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Arriving in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - Another highlight of our Austria adventure was an overnight visit to the ancient town of Hallstatt. It was a four hour t...
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Melk Abbey

May 02, 2015 - One of the highlights of our trip was a full-day tour to Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley. To get there, we rode 90 minu...
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Traveling in Austria - June 2015

May 01, 2015 - Last month, in June 2015, I traveled to Austria with my friend Rita. We flew into Vienna where we stayed in the same hot...
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