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Published: April 25th 2019
Time really does fly . Our 2 /2 days in Vienna were good . Although it was raining it wasn't particularly cold and I was dressed for it . I really enjoyed the walking tour we did . To fuel up we stopped at the market for lunch first. . I had a great falafel plate with hummus olives and pita. Very tasty . The falafel was moist and had a lot of parsley mixed in . I think k it was even better than Afghan falafel which has potatoes mixed in to kèep them moist ..Our tour lasted close to 3 hours and the guide had many stories to tell . The old town has palaces horses, galleries , museums all housed in incredible buildings ranging in age from the 1300,s Of them all I think St Stevens was the most impressive both inside and out. . A huge gothic structure with 2 towers which one can see from many parts of the city ...if the streets were straight and other buildings did not get in the way .
After the tour I left the group to go and have supper with Stephanie and Florian a young couple I had met in Morocco last year. We had a ,most pleasant èvening together.. I had really ejoyed spending time with them then and we seemed to just pick up where we had left off. Nice people .
Next morning the sun was shining when it was a beautiful day .I was able to see the city from the top off the north tower , accessible buy elevator , and the contrast between the era's of the past and the contemporary was marked. Then we che ked a few places from the previous day and they looked even more magnificent in the sunlight. Give our limited time I chose to do the hop on hop off bus to explore . It is a large city . Between the 2 routes I went to the Albertina gallery and residence. The staterooms were magnificent ant the gallery was showing impressionist including Picasso and and another show featuring Rubens. Loved them both .
The evening was spent at a concert that really wasn,t that good . After the magic of the one we attended in Prague these musicians were techni ians had just seemed to be going through the motions . The cellist was good.
On the way back to the hotel I we entered an amusement area with a delightful Ferris wheel but it was closed for the night . Oh well maybe in Budapest .
Enough for now. Stay in touch
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