Friday, August 9, 2013

Last Days in Vienna

I'll Be Returning Here

I have really enjoyed this city. People are active and sociable. They eat well. The public transport system is wonderful. 

Our last two days included a long walk around the Schottenring (the big ring road that forms a necklace of fine government and cultural buildings just outside the history rich core. We walked it one day and took trams the next.

We also squeezed in a trip (a sentimental one for me) to Vienna's ancient Prater amusement park (the one in those chilling scenes in Orson Welles' The Third Man).

Der Wiener Riesanrad
(Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel Spinning Since 1897)

Another last minute trip was to walk the gardens of the upper and lower High Baroque Schloss Belvedere.

The Belvedere Gardens

St. Stephens

I needed to make a daytime visit to St. Stephens since our night visit confirmed they don't consume much electricity illuminating the interior at night.

A Very Cool Capstone

City Hall Hosts a Summer Long Film Festival

Vienna is a city consumed by culture. City Hall hosts an outdoor film festival that lasts the entire summer.

I'm posting this at the airport waiting for our flight to Berlin. It is supposed to be 75° in Berlin. I am soooo excited to see anything this side of 90°.

You can only sweat through so many cotton "T"s before you admit "geez I'm tired of this"  :-)

Roadboy's Travels © 2013

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