Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Vienna

The Vienna State Opera was opened by Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Josef I in May, 1869.

The arcades at the entrance to the opera house.

The Albertina Museum Palace.

Statue of Franz Josef I at the Albertina Museum.

I managed to get a quick photo of the Mozart Monument in the Vienna Burggarten as we drove by.

Another drive-by photo of the Austrian Parliament Building, built 1874-1883.

After leaving Bratislava, we sailed through the night and woke up the next morning in Vienna, Austria. It was cloudy and a little rainy for our morning tour of the city, so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked. It did clear up and the sun came out in the afternoon for our tour of Schönbrunn Palace and I will show those photos tomorrow.

12 comments:

Tom said...

...Lois, you sure saw some beutiful architecture!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

A Opera de Viena é de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Revrunner said...

Like a wedding cake.

biebkriebels said...

Vienna is a beautiful city!

Lowell said...

You won't find buildings like this in Tallahassee or Ocala. Which is really too bad, as these are so grand and elegant. What a trip you had! You'll remember it the rest of your life and you'll have all these superb photos to bring those memories to life! Well done, my friend!

Sandra said...

pics 2 and 4 are my favorites today. I love the intricacy in them. those poor guys holding up the fountain are being crushed

Sharon Anck said...

Such grand looking buildings. This is such a magical city.

William Kendall said...

One of the great cities of the world- magnificent architecture!

Christine said...

The history & sheer scale of the buildings from the past is nearly overwhelming!
So much to take in & so grand!

Adam said...

I see they went the greek-inspired route

RedPat said...

Wonderful. I had noticed that your blue skies had deserted you, Lois!

bill burke said...

Stunning architecture and the details are incredible. Beautiful photos Lois.