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Vienna 2nd to 3rd July 2010

Sailing the Danube - Wachau Valley to Vienna

sunny 32 °C

Arrived in Vienna 2 nights ago after sailing the picturesque Wachau Valley part of the Danube. We were deighted by the Crew Show and the continuing excellent service from the most attentive staff on board Ruby. One of the highlights of the Crew Show was a solo performance of a classic rock number originally sung by Whitney Huston by our cabin stewardess Cherry. She outsung the original recording and Ms Huston's rendition of it and we wonder how it is she is not a recording star! Vienna is stunning as ever but the over 30 degree temps are exhausting. Glad we are not here in 2 months time. Yesterday we visited the Hunderwasser haus - the appartment building designed by the Austrian graphic artist - Freidensreich Hundertwasser and completed in the early 1980's. Hundertwasser Haus

Hundertwasser Haus

We also visited the Kunst haus museum CIMG2967

CIMG2967

which houses the complete Hundertwasser collection including his architectural designs and graphic art. Last night we experienced a private concert of classical music opera and ballet at the glorious Palais Liechtenstein - a wonderful hapsburg era palace not normally open to tourists except on weekens. I hope my poor photos do it some justice.Marie-Antoinettes Wedding Coach

Marie-Antoinettes Wedding Coach

Frescoed Ceiling in Palais Liechstenstein Vienna

Frescoed Ceiling in Palais Liechstenstein Vienna

A Private Concert

A Private Concert

Today we toured the inside rooms of the Schonbrunn Palace and saw the original rooms and furniture in situ. Neptune Fountain Schonbrunn

Neptune Fountain Schonbrunn

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CIMG2971

Posted by acudoc 06:55 Archived in Austria Tagged luxury_travel

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Nice to see you enjoying a good brew .... bit jealous there ! The Hundert... (spelling) looks great.

by markrose03

Mum must have been in Hundertwasser heaven :} The Haus looks very much like one of the prints you used to have - except the print had shiny silver windows as I recall.
Enjoy the heat while you can - it's very very cold here. Funny that you have a photo of dad enjoying a brew - Josh and I were only today talking about you both enjoying a beer occasionally.

by melinda_g

Lorraine nearly swooned at the thought of visiting the Hundertwasser House..can't wait for the pics.

That frllow with the beer reminds of someone I saw in Japan/Canada/USA doing the same thing!!

Keep enjoying!!!!

LnB

by bj1947

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