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Riesenrad


I think €8 for one ride is a rip off, and there is practically nothing to see up there at night. It’s still charming though, Before Sunrise was filmed here and also the cult classic The Third Man.

Austria

Wiener Staatsoper


Vienna State Opera. It’s currently playing Puccini’s La Boheme, I’m not too familiar with it but I know it’s where the broadway musical Rent is based from.
A tiny improvement on my Google Adsense earnings has got me posting again. And by tiny I mean a few cents. But it still counts for something.

Austria / Writing

Grüß Gott!

Grüß Gott!

I went there not expecting anything, a bit uneasy because I was– in my book, unprepared. I haven’t really read up on the history and the places, and I just deplore being an ignorant traveler like that. Or, okay… tourist.

I thought it was just another snotty ‘royal’ city, but surprisingly I ended up falling in love. I hope to be back and actually go inside the museums and palaces, and perhaps fulfill these petty, pretentious dreams:

  1. See Klimt’s Der Kuß and Judith at Belvedere
  2. Visit the Kaiserappartements
  3. Get on the Riesenrad at Prater.
  4. Go to a real kaffeehaus and have a latte and big delicious cream cake or sachertorte
  5. See the Boys’ Choir
  6. Mozart’s home or the Freud museum
  7. Hundertwasserhaus (by the Austrian Gaudí)
  8. Schloss Schönbrunn and the gloriette

Just putting things onto digital paper, lest I forget.