Lucrezia Borgia in Vienna wearing trousers
Sep 05, 2010
Aug 21, 2011
Where I stayed
Wien West Camping
(I also had to take off my waterproof trousers in the queue as the man noticed them and he said they were sports wear. He was very worried when I immediately stripped them off in front of him! I liked the opera, but it was a shame we couldn't see the main stars singing. Also TOO hot!)
Today was all about the opera. Early start to get washing of clothes done and polished off scrambled eggs and salami. Polly had been on at me for ages to master the perfect scramble eggs and her tuition today finally paid off. Caught bus/tube into town and wandered around Schoonburg Palace on the way in. Magnificent building with better gardens, red squirrels included. Vienna provided good strolling place, skyped for the first time and was great to see The Gicks. We had noodles and beer for lunch and the went on a hunt to buy a backpack. After lunch we joined the queue for opera tickets. I was asked to leave as shorts where not allowed. I had every intention of buying trousers but had planned to do so after buying the ticket! This did not stick and so I had to leave Polly and after a visit to H&M I returned with a point to prove. I had even bought shoes and a tie. This clearly did not impress the steward and he refused to allow me to rejoin the queue with Polly, so to the back I went. Anyway, to cut a long one short we both got tickets and grabbed a famous Vienna sausage stand sausage before taking our place in the grand state opera hall. We loved Lucrezia Borgia, the opera is a great experience and I cannot wait to do it again, next time in style, not in smelly traveling gear. Polly actually had to take off her waterproof socks during the interval as her feet were overheating.