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... and I was on a freebie!
On countless occasions I have sat in opera houses up in the gods, stood at the back, or had good standby seats, but I have never been in a spot like this... not acoustically the best seat in the house, and not with a head-on view of the stage, but so close to the action that I felt I was actually part of it, the singers' facial expressions just inches away, and also able to see the conductor in ...
... to go ride it if we had time.
Unfortunately there wasn't a direct way to get the Prater (praw-ter) from where we were. And we weren't even sure exactly where the ferris wheel was on our maps. So we just took the tram a little way and then walked. It ended up being a bit of a walk, but I didn't mind because it meant more steps on my fitbit!
The ferris wheel (called the Wiener Riesenrad) was very cool. It had large red box cars with a bench in the middle, but ...
... of Austria. Due to the pitch of the roof, snow never settles, so the symbols are always in sight. From the tower to the catacombs.......
Due to the extent and complexity of the tunnels under the cathedral, you can only go with a guide. What an experience. From the crypts of cardinals and dukes, to the thousands of bones from the bubonic plague victims, you follow the guide through the dimly ...
... vegetables. We went into the Museum of Fine Arts an enormous old palace, very grand with gold and marble everywhere. There were many paintings and sculpture from old masters including Rubens, Rembrandt, Brueghel, etc. By this stage getting a bit weary and the ship sails onto Budapest in a few hours so we found the nearest subway and after one change of line we made it successfully back to the ...
... me in the museum, and also on my walk, is that most of the buildings in Vienna aren't as old as I had expected for a city with such history. There is a tiny exhibit outside the palace that shows the excavated remains of the demolished Roman grounds but that's about it.
I ate a good lunch in a small cafe since that's what the guide book told me is very Viennese. Just sit in a cafe and take your time sipping on a coffee and have a pastry or something light. ...