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Travel Blogs from Vienna
... wanted to check and see what she thought.
She looked at me for a moment.
"You were the one who knew about Die Fledermaus, yes?"
"Well, I'm not allowed to go back there, but let me ask one of the stagehands what he can do."
Turns out my music history trivia helped me out in the end. I turned around and, to my relief, Kim had noticed what I was up to and had lingered behind to see what happened. The rest of our group had booked it. ...
... Imperial Apartment Museum. (good decision)
The Museum: Let's say it was like watching- Life style of the rich and famous in person. I have a weakness for fine interiors (crisp white damask napkins, fine porcelain, crested silverware have a desirable physical reaction on me) By the way did you know that porcelain for the longest time was used only for soup and dessert service by the royalties as it wasn't considered fancy enough for them to eat in. I was in heaven ops ...
... and the ghettos were bombed and rebuilt and didn't look like they used to....but this small town was of no value so it wasn't bombed. The ghetto was essentially like it was back then. It had perimeter buildings and walls and felt like an enclosed neighborhood. It also had a small Jewish museum.....odd for small towns out in the country.
I continued wandering and wound up in a gun shop and discussed Mauser rifles with the owner. ...
... all the way back to the hostel and laughing till we cried.
Today, we went to the Upper Belvedere Palace, which is an art museum. Like I said earlier, I've developed an intrigue for art that had been entirely absent before this honors program. Things I would never think to notice in a piece of art before are suddenly drawing my attention. Leona, Maria, and I spent much of today in a rather "inspired" mood, as we shared poetry and thoughts with each ...
... guide and learnt about the history of the palace, unfortunately we couldn't take photos inside. After the palace we went wondering again and headed to St Stephen's Cathedral which was magnificent, we did not have time to walk up the tower so we just walked around the base of the church. Then we had to head back and meet our coach to take us to the hotel. ...