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Vienna (Wein), Austria

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There was great outdoor artwork throughout Vienna. Here is an exterior view of the Albertina Museum.

Vienna (In German, Wein) is the capital of Austria. Vienna lies in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, including theater, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theaters in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses, including the Staatsoper.
A monument of Gothe located at Ringstrasse.

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You can see the Freedom Sculpture in the background of this photo.

The pictures ENLARGE if you click on them.
Vienna had a great deal of interesting public art. Here is a view, in front of the Albertina, is Alfred Hrdlicka's war memorial that commemorates WW II atrocities.

When we arrived it was raining and we were tired from fighting the traffic and trying to read traffic signs in German. The room in Vienna. was a basic, but comfortable room. We were glad to just obtain some takeout and stay in the room to get out of the rain when we first arrived. The next day the weather cleared and we had a great time exploring the city.

Catherine having breakfast at our hotel.

An outdoor cigarette vending machine.
I found it interesting that cigarettes were sold on the street from vending machines.
Many of Vienna's famous parks, such as the Burggarten include monuments like this statue of Mozart. Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, and died in Vienna in 1791.

Catherine showing the gardens at the Burggarten.

Catherine buying a magazine at the entrance of the Burggarten.
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Blogger GMG said...

Hi John,
See that your travelogues are growing at a considerable rate! Vienna (Wien in German - there is a typing errour that makes it wine instead of Vienna... ;) ) is a lovely city, with the best collection of Breughel paintings in the world. I love this city! Furthermore, it's quite close to Budapest on which I'm posting at Blogtrotter.
Have a great week!

January 08, 2008 11:37 PM  
Blogger Jojo said...

I would love to go there. Nice pictures!!! Live Love Life - Jojo

February 11, 2008 11:16 PM  

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