Sightseeing in Vienna

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Breakfast

We started today, after a typical European breakfast, with the Schonnbrunn Palace.  We took the underground and got there without incident, although we exited the station the "wrong" side and had to walk down a long sidewalk and just hope we were going the right way.  But when we got to the big intersection where we could see the palace, I was glad we took the scenic route because the view was great, down a long, wide median to the front gates.

 

The palace was beautiful (duh), and I loved the gardens in the back that seem to just go on and on forever.  I couldn't resist breaking into song occasionally with a phrase or two from The Sound of Music.  :)  We hiked all the way up to the Gloriette for a nice view over Vienna! 

 

After leaving the palace we walked through the town to see the Belvedere Gardens.

The not-so-underground underground
  We didn't bother going in to either building (since we don't care too much for art, and certainly not any art that's not really famous).  The gardens were nice, but it was really HOT outside!  We didn't spend too much time there, but made our way instead to an air conditioned McDonald's for lunch!

 

After lunch, we meandered home and (still recovering from jet lag) took a nice long nap.  Unfortunately when we woke up it was raining outside and we didn't feel like wandering in the rain, so we just relaxed in the hotel room. 

 

For dinner, we just walked down the block to Il Tempo (an Italian/pasta type place with indoor and outdoor seating).   I had gnocci, which was actually pretty good - Jesse's lasagne tasted (he said) kind of like a frozen/microwaved TV dinner.  Too bad!!!  We had tirimasu and apfelstrudel for dessert, both of which were delicious!

 

A quiet night... getting ready for more sightseeing and meeting up with Jesse's cousins tomorrow!!

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Breakfast
Breakfast
The not-so-underground underground
The not-so-underground underground
First view of Schonnbrunn
First view of Schonnbrunn
Me at the main gates of the Schonn…
Me at the main gates of the Schon…
Me goofing off at the Schonnbrunn …
Me goofing off at the Schonnbrunn…
Me on the impressive staircase at …
Me on the impressive staircase at…
Me at the Schonnbrunn palace
Me at the Schonnbrunn palace
The orangerie
The orangerie
At the back of the palace, looking…
At the back of the palace, lookin…
Jesse, and the Gloriette
Jesse, and the Gloriette
Me at the Schonnbrunn palace
Me at the Schonnbrunn palace
The Schonnbrunn
The Schonnbrunn
A fountain at the Schonnbrunn
A fountain at the Schonnbrunn
Schonnbrunn gardens!
Schonnbrunn gardens!
Me by the fountain, Schonnbrunn in…
Me by the fountain, Schonnbrunn i…
Schonnbrunn and Vienna from the Gl…
Schonnbrunn and Vienna from the G…
The Gloriette
The Gloriette
One of the many beautiful walkways…
One of the many beautiful walkway…
Jesse by the fake Roman ruins at…
Jesse by the "fake" Roman ruins a…
Belvedere palace and gardens
Belvedere palace and gardens
Belvedere palace and gardens - sor…
Belvedere palace and gardens - so…
Belvedere palace and gardens
Belvedere palace and gardens
A street corner I liked in Vienna
A street corner I liked in Vienna
Our pasta dinner
Our pasta dinner
My tiramisu
My tiramisu
Jesses apfelstrudel
Jesse's apfelstrudel
Vienna
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