So, Wednesday in Vienna was another lovely, sunny day. Summer and I started off early to see the Mozart House and the Music House museums. Along the way, I took lots of pictures.
|The Mozart House|
After the Mozart House, we walked by St. Stephen's again, on our way to the Music House Museum.
|I love this shot.|
|The horse-drawn carriages were out in force.|
The Music House (or Haus der Musik) was marvelous. They have an amazing exhibit on how sound works, a whole floor of famous composers, and an exhibit on the history of the Vienna Philharmonic.
I tried "conducting" the Phil, but they would not follow me. Sigh.
Next, it was back to Hotel Sacher for a fancy lunch. I had a chocochino (hot chocolate cappucino) and it was incredible. For dessert, I had apple strudel...oh, heaven.
For the afternoon, I did a lot of wandering, and picture-taking.
I happened on yet another photogenic old church.
I wandered through small squares and found a building that looked like a castle.
|The castle building.|
I found my way back to Michaelersplatz, and went through to visit the Kunsthistoriches museum.
|But first, a new Facebook profile pic.|
The Kunsthistoriches is in a large plaza, facing an identical building, which houses a military museum. In the middle, a statue of Marie-Therese.
And of course, the inside is stunning.
Pardon all the Greek pottery--my students had just been looking at some for our Ancient Art unit and I had to take a ton of pictures.
|I bought my first Manner wafer in the gift shop and had it|
|Best item in the gift shop, hands down.|
I walked over to the Hofburg, and through the busy park.
|Kids playing football (as in soccer).|
I visited the Manner store for some goodies.
Finally, it was time for a trip highlight. Summer and I had reservations at a great Austrian restaurant, for some good, old-fashioned weinerschnitzel.
We both ordered the pork, with a side of potatoes.
We both left stuffed.
Seriously, it's as big as our heads!
But it was delicious, especially with lemon squeezed over it. A true Austrian experience.