Sunset in Innsbruck
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Once I was on the train I wrote the previous blog entry and enjoyed the scenery. It was a nice ride once I found a seat. The train was pretty full.
Once we got to
After I checked in I relaxed in the room for a little to let the camera batter charge. Then I headed out and started to use the battery up again. I headed to the
Maria Teresa’s husband was from
I also walked though and exhibit on mountains. It was interesting. At this point it was 17:00. I had to leave the Hofburg. I wondered over to the park where Leopold’s Fountain is across from the Hofburg. It is the oldest surviving depiction of a rearing horse north of the
A couple of quick snaps and it was off to the Hofkirche. This is the church where Maximilian I tomb is located. Maximilian wanted to ensure he had a proper tomb so he designed it himself. He commissioned the best artists of the day to work on it. It is a very impressive monument. The sad thing is he is not in it. He is laid to rest in Wiener Neustadt in
The tomb itself dominates the center of the church. On either side there are larger than life bronze statues representing hi “ancestors”. He did take some license in who he included, such as King Arthur. There are 28 bronze statues. The original plan called for 40. At the time of his death there were only 11 completed. Some of the notable people represented are:
Queen Maria of
Archduchess Margarethe of
Empress Maria Bianca Sforza – Second wife
King Rudolf I – Secured the Habsburg’s power
There are also 23 miniature statues of the patron saints of the Habsburg family.
I headed to the room for a bit and worked on the blog and pictures. Armed with post cards and pin I set out for a beer and then dinner. I managed to finish the post card and start a new book, Angels and Demons. I want to read it before seeing the movie.
After dinner it was back to the room for a nice chat with Brian and the working on the blog and pictures. At this point I am up much later then I intended to be. Oh well tomorrow is Sunday. I am headed to