Day One in Vienna, Austria

26 Mar

The other day I realized I’d never finished sharing pics from our European road trip. A trip that was six months ago! At this rate, if I don’t catch up, my next vacation will overlap that one, and then things will REALLY get confusing.

I have lots of images to share. Vienna was a very interesting place. I’ll try to keep the explanations brief.

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Very Large Sign (Czech bottled water ad)

 

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Entering the Republic of Austria

 

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View from our apartment balcony, on the outskirts of Vienna.

 

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Happy-looking Bus

We didn’t ride the tourist bus, we made our way around via foot and public transit.

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Signage for Priority Seating on public tram/streetcar.

 

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Brazilian Embassy (captured from bus)

 

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Colorful Truck

 

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Ornate streetlamp base.

 

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Just another scooter commuter.

 

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Ducks!

 

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Creative Bread

 

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Viennese Sausage Cart

 

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Cute pair of scooters.

 

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The Pokemon game took hold in Europe, too.

 

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There is a surprising amount of graffiti in the cities.

 

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More Graffiti

 

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Very interesting ATM at the Prater.

There’s a very large public park in Vienna called the Prater. That’s where the Wurstelprater — the world’s oldest amusement park — is located. It’s kinda cool that you can ride public transport to a full-blown amusement park right at the city’s edge, no?

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Tired Feet

We did walk a lot that day. And it was hot.

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Group Selfie at Lunch

 

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Wurstelprater

 

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Fun pic of Annelies and Yves with a giant snake.

 

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A Wild Mouse rollercoaster!

 

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Happy Austrians at a beer garden.

 

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Wiener Water! Actually it’s Viennese Water.

 

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Prater

 

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Me and Annelies (I forget who the men are)

 

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Dinner at the apartment.

We were all exhausted after a very long day, so we decided to have a lite dinner at the apartment consisting of various meats, cheeses, and other goodies that we had on hand. There was a supermarket on the opposite end of the same block that housed our apartment building. Very convenient (I planned it that way).

There are a lot more pics from that day. I couldn’t put them all into this one post. We saw lots of interesting architecture and two amazing churches or cathedrals that day, too. Those pics will be included in the next two posts.

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