Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Exploring Vienna.

Belvedere was our first stop in Vienna. It was a cold and gloomy day and it was a day before the official start of spring so the grass and flowers were not in full bloom yet. 

For garden lovers like me, I think that the best time to go to Europe would be May because I am sure the landscape would be 100 times better by then. 



But even if the buds were still shy, Belvedere Museum offered something that I was so happy to see. 
It holds the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt. Sadly, taking photos of the collection was not allowed so I made sure that they are deeply embedded in my mind. 


There was however a small area called Selfie Room where a replica of the famous "The Kiss" painting was placed for tourists. 







For lunch, Gregor and Marcel, our lovely hosts, took us to a local Austrian restaurant nearby. 



We then proceeded to my favorite Schonbrunn Palace. 
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Back

If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you will know that I have been here before (10 years ago) and up until now, I believe that it is the most breathtaking palace I have ever been to. 

As you can see, the flowers are still not in bloom but can you imagine what it looks like now? 

A stroll in the garden is just what the doctor ordered. 

Within the garden is Austria's oldest but most modern zoo.

This just freaked me out as I hate ants with a passion. 
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There's something relaxing about watching jellyfish. 
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"The Palm House in the palace park at Schönbrunn is the largest of its kind on the European continent. It houses dozens of Mediterranean, tropical and subtropical plants." - www.wien.info



Thank you once again to the Nabicht Family for taking us around. 

Gregor, Jody, Jacqui, Marcel and yours truly. 


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