One of our very favorite cities is Vienna. In every way, she reflects the grandeur of a capitol city most especially because of the extraordinary architecture, wide boulevards, and open parks. My favorites are the 19th century apartment houses but then, I turn a corner and see Jugenstile from the early 20th century and I question my first choice. Turn another corner and a stunning yellow Baroque palace, most associated with Maria Theresa in the second half of the 18th century, stops my heart. No doubt I look like a "peasant come to town" as I gawk at the fantastically designed store fronts and sophisticated citizens wearing stylish leather boots and full-length fur coats. If I lived here (or Salzburg), I have to admit, I would wear one too.
|Kettenbrückengasse - beautiful buildings (and the Nasch Markt - more that later).|
|Close up of one of the pretty apartment buidings.|
|Schönbrunn - Maria Theresa's summer palace - the unfinished palace was a gift from her daddy.|
|One of the Jugenstile facades.|