We went to Vienna today for a meeting, a short trip but still enough time for a quick family tour into the center of Austria's capital. We took the very efficient subway from the outskirts to Stephansplatz and I did my usual touristy walk along the Dorotheergasse to the Reitschule on to the Kohlmarkt to the Graben and back down past the cathedral to Schwedenplatz before heading back out of the city and go to the meeting in the 22nd district, Donaustadt.
While Isabella did enjoy some of the sights such as the show kitchen at Demel's pastry shop and the horse drawn carriages, she was more concerned that I would be able to locate her favorite clothing store.....she may be taking after other family members in that regard. So the ladies went shopping, while I did some premium people watching in the very busy pedestrian zone.
Vienna has always been a melting pot throughout history, but it is amazing how many different and to my ear, new languages I heard today. Exciting times in Vienna, that's for sure.
We barely had enough time to walk longer than a couple of hours, so if my images seem rushed, well they were. Let me point you to a blog about all things Vienna for pictures that do better justice to the beauty of this city:
YES, IT STILL HAPPENS
TOURIST TRAP ALERT....NOT THAT SPECIAL
TAKE A RIDE
SHE FED THEM CARROTS. HAPPY HORSES
A GREAT INSTITUTION
ANTIQUE POCKET WATCHES
SHOW KITCHEN AT THE DEMEL PASTRY SHOP
JOSEPH BROT DISPLAY (NOT GF)
AT MEINL DELIKATESSEN
MUST BE GOOD ICE CREAM. 40 PEOPLE LINED UP
LUCKY ISABELLA WENT SHOPPING FOR NEW CLOTHES