|"The Kiss" Tea. Tastes mostly like Earl Grey with a little hint of orange. Well done.|
Who knew that's what Klimt had in mind when he painted this masterpiece.
|Alycia and Me in the Chinese Restaurant. (She's from Edmonton!)|
The next day was a tour of Parliament. I won’t go into too much detail, (I’ll spare the facts and let the ones that are interested out there Wikipedia it for themselves) but it was really quite interesting. The little pieces of history that were floating around in my head from my sisters and classmates all organized themselves together during the tour. The common theme throughout the guide was the impact of the bombings by the Allied forces in WWII that demolished 40% of the parliament building. Awkward... but I do have to say the Austrians are mostly pretty comfortable discussing this touchy piece of history. But I do not bring it up, similarly as one does not make fun of another person’s family member even though it is common practice by the person in question. I consider it a form of respect as I would wish to be shown in Canada’s case in a similar situation.
|Amelia, Tasia and Me at the Greek Restaurant|
Roomies! (minus Demi)
After many pictures we walked to Stephansplatz (the centre of Wien) and had lunch at a Greek restaurant followed by a tour of the Schönbrunn Palace. We had time to walk through the gardens which were beautiful as Autumn approached. Then we had coffee and cake while waiting for the tour to start. The palace was elegant and definitely worth the visit. Our walk-through was aided with individual audio devices. We heard about Sisi's history with the help of an esteemed British man's voice that was decorated with sound effects of the time.
|Always a happy camper with Chai|
|Cookie, Chai and Euros|
|The inside was pretty neat, too bad this picture does not convey|
|Oh, those Italians|
Autumn in Wien
|Kirtag! A circus that comes to every town.|
Lisa took me after I arrived home.
We went on that ride you see there. It spins around, scarier than it looks, I assure you.
|Riesenschlangen- Gummy outside, Powdery Paste inside|
Simply put - sweet.
We also got chocolate covered strawberries.
|Lisa and I enjoying out purchase "Lady and the Tramp style"|