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... its Ringstrasse after 1850. I also learned about its worldwide significance in relation to arts and culture leading up to the 1900s.
The afternoon saw me visit the botanical gardens (which were great) and the stadtpark which contained a great golden statue of Johann strauss. It would have made a great picture but there was far too many others with the same idea.
Still 2 great stays in a beautiful city!
... throughout the next month, along with my own hotel-room practice. Finally my parents arrived at 10:30 pm! It was so good to see them after 3 weeks apart. I helped them with their bags, and we headed out for a drink and a bite to eat soon after. I must say, it was nice not eating in silence for the first time in a while. :) We walked around Belvedere for a bit and sat down by a huge fountain to chat about my travels so far, and share our excitement ...
... and went to the bus stop right outside the hotel. An hour after that, we finally arrived at the palace. (I give myself a D- for bus management.)
The palace was spectacular! It was the summer home of the Imperial Family. 1,441 rooms with gold everywhere. Gardens as far as the eye could see. Fountains around every corner. A beautiful lake. Truly, a pretty nice summer home.
For lunch we ate at the palace and since it was finally warm out we ate ...
... work". For those of you who might not know, Matt is a professional poker player, and pretty much just travels the world playing in different cities. Anyways, we ended up finding it but they weren't playing the game he wanted so he "took the night off". We ended up just walking around the ring area, which is filled with lots of stores/ restaurants. We ate dinner at another Italian place and it was delicious. We got back pretty late and went to bed after walking 15ish miles ...
So far Vienna is much as I remember it with the addition of countless expensive stores such as Dior and Chanel. Coincidentally, the apartment we have rented is in the same building as Pension Dr. Geissler where my sister Julie and I stayed one night in 1980.
Best things about the day: Beer hall, 24 hour transit pass.
Worst things: French airport, cranky French security personnel, monumental jet lag.