Monday, 25 May 2009

2006 The Long NOT Winding Road - The Forgotten Vienna

Before we leave Vienna behind here are a few photos of sights that I have not previously posted.
It would seem a good idea to make the first stop at the Opera House.
The building itself was erected between 1863 and 1869 as one of the great monuments of the new Ring Boulevard. The Royal - Imperial Court Opera Theater. as it was first called, was designed by the architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Null.

In the city centre there are many people dressed in costumes from Mozart's period trying to sell tickets for the night's concert. For some reason we were never approached. Could this be because we did not look like tourists or were we the wrong type of clientele?

Walking from the Opera House to St Stephen's there are over one hundred stars laid in the paved pedestrian thoroughfare of artists that have performed in the city.

Reaching St Stephen's Square and Cathedral, the former I have mentioned previously as this is where many of the street entertainers perform and is an area to relax and let the world go by.
Below are a few images of St Stephens Cathedral and more information can be found here.

Finally it would be a crime not to mention the Danube before we leave Vienna behind.

All three of us enjoyed our visit to Vienna and would certainly like to come back some time, especially as it is possible to get a hydrofoil down to Budapest. Now there's an idea.


Nikos said...

Aha, you beat us to the Danube. It takes some finding mind...The Donaukanal, the Donau, the Untere Alt Donau, the Obere Alt Donau not to mention the Neue Donau. No wonder we both have blisters with all that river crossing!

Baron's Life said...

Sorry haven't been for a while...will be back...meantime, please collect your award at:
Click hereCheers guys

bikerted said...

Nikos: we first met the Danube coming down from Kutna Hora, but you had me thinking for a while. Panic over as the photos were taken near to the Asissi Church.

Baron: many thanks for the award. I will collect it when I have completed this tour.

Affer said...

It is so easy to forget that, until 1914, Austria - and Vienna in particular - were absolutely at the heart of European society. Education, music, the Arts, medicine......London was on the periphery!

Baron's Life said...

It is my dream to visit Vienna one day and walk down its streets... and look for the famous bear from Garp or cruise down the Danube or just even go to Mass at one of these fabulous cathedrals.
Thanks so much for posting all this stuff.
Ride safe