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Trip Start Jul 25, 2007
Trip End Sep 01, 2007

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Still in Vienna, we decided to take advantage of all the culture the city has to offer.  At every turn we were faced with even more amazing and impressive sights such as the Imperial Palace, various enormous statues and grand buildings.  Vienna is truly a city imbued with a lot of fascinating and grand history.  We started off by heading to the museum quarter, Vienna's answer to London's South Bank only much more impressive and lively.  We stopped for lunch in the main square then indulged in some rather crazy modern art at the Kunst Halle.  The exhibition was entitled 'Traum & Trauma' (Dreams & Trauma), which seemed quite fitting seeing as we were in the land of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis.  Many of the exhibits unsurprisingly were quite dark and challenging but fascinating, particularly the sculptures created by an artist couple that used scrap metal pieced together in a seemingly random fashion but when lit from the right angle the shadows created on the wall were of the artist couple taking a pee!  Next we headed for the Haus der Musik.  A fantastic museum dedicated to all things musical with many interactive exhibits explaining the science of sound, music and the work and lives of the great Viennese composers.  It was a truly engrossing place and we both completely lost track of time not leaving the museum until it was closing.  We finished the day by heading back to the museum quarter for more schnitzel and vienesse goodies.
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