Days 1 & 2 — The trip to Vienna; the Votive Church, the St. Stephen's Cathedral
We left Innsbruck and traveled by train to spend six days in Vienna.
Views from the train:
First view of the Votive Church.
Art in the Sigmund Freud Park outside the Votive Church.
This is The Broken Globe, by Karl Anton Wolf.
This is a monument to the European Union.
The Votive Church was closed that day; we did get inside later during the trip.
But, in the meantime, we went into St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside, colored panels hanging over the windows tinted the air.
St. Stephen's. They're cleaning the exterior; you can see the difference between the front, which is done, and the sides.
We then went over to St. Peter's Church.
The exterior of St. Peter's. This picture was taken from just outside Sparky's, where we ate several times. It's an Austrian/Caribbean/American bar about 20 meters off the Stephansplatz.
The pulpit in St. Peter's.
St. Michael (over one of the side altars).
Sculpture honoring Vivaldi outside the Votive Church.
Children playing on the sculpture of an elephant outside the Museum of Natural History.
The entrance to the Pension Andreas, where we stayed in Vienna.
Our room. Neither of us wants a Holiday Inn-type of experience while abroad. The Pension was clean, comfortable,
reasonably priced and centrally located. The staff was polite, and breakfasts were included.
Next: Day 3 -- Upper Belvedere; the Leopold Museum; and the Kunsthistorischen Museum