Friday, November 12, 2010

Vienna - The museums!

I am finally back from Vienna...it feels like I have been gone for a really long time, but it was only from Sunday morning to Thursday night.

There was so much to see and do in Vienna, home of the Jugendstil!
....the real reason for my visit was a course at the EPO. And that was awesome, but I think you would all be really bored if I went into too much detail about that - so I won't!
Course....
Vienna has lots and lots of museums, I could only go to some of them.

This is me in front of Wien Museum Karlsplatz.
Wien Museum Karlsplatz
This museum has my favourite Gustav Klimt painting "Love" - it was so worth the visit!!

Klimts work was the main attraction of the next museum "Secession"
Secession
Here they house his "Beethoven Frieze", but the building itself was also impressive, all the detail and the decorations. So beautiful!

After the Secession Hall, I went to Museum Belvedere:
Museum Belvedere 
After going here, I went to my hotel. I had walked all over Vienna, and I must admit that my feet were getting tired!
This next building is not a museum - it's the French Embassy. But look how beautiful it is!
French Embassy 
The windows and the balconies and all the gold...wow! I could look at this for a long long time. And really, a lot of the buildings in Vienna were so pretty!
After an hour or so in my hotel room (and some dinner) I went out to see the Albert Loos' American Bar
American Bar 
I love stained glass, so naturally I like this a lot :)
There is so much more to share from Vienna, but I will have to split into several posts, so come back!!

3 comments:

Chris said...

Such a beautiful city. In all my years in Europe, we never visited :( Thanks for sharing.

Exuberant Color said...

I have never seen gold on a building before. It sounds like you had a good time in your off hours.

ladydi said...

It's so nice of you to take us sight seeing with you. Since I'm certain I will never visit there, it's especially nice to see your photos.