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Arrived in Vienna at 4:00 and we had a short look around. Seems bigger then when I was last here in the late 80's.
... did all that in one day? Yeah being up on that church tower was scary, all I could think of was this thing is 800 years old and very tall, it could fall today. All the things in the Hofburg palace were over the top, including the palace itself, like the outfits the kings wore for one special occasion, took it off and packed it away for 5 or 6 hundred years. The Egyptian stuff was amazing, looking at things that were 5500 years old, crazy. ...
... seat left for this grand occasion. This event interrupts the opera season by no more than four days - four days in which they revamp the auditorium, stage the ball and rebuild everything. I can only assume that the stage hands are very well paid.
With all the different productions they put on, there is obviously a huge amount of scenery and props that are required and for that, they have two separate storage warehouses in the town. One of them contains 250,000 costumes!
Today was a much chiller day than either of the two previous ones, walking was involved, but not as far nor as long by any means. We decided to check out the Belvedere palace,which was built by Prince Eugene, although embarrassingly enough, I have no idea who he actually is (time for more research I suppose). The palace is beautiful, as are the grounds, although everything is significantly smaller than Schönbrunn (you know you have been in Europe long enough when you judge a palace ...
The third stop was Vienna, Austria complete with Opera Houses and more than our fill of torte cake. In Vienna, we didn't experience as much in a hands-on manner like the other cities. Instead, we walked more than in any other town and covered the entire city by foot. Although we didn't go in as many ...