February 28, 2011

Europe Part II: Vienna

After visiting Peter's family in Murzzuschlag, Gabi, Sarah and I went on to Vienna. It was bitterly cold but we had a wonderful time. Seeing St Stephen's Cathedral (or as Gabi called it Stephansdom) was one of the only times that a building literally took my breath awayA view of Vienna from the "top" of the steepleWe also visited the Hofburg; the former imperial residence and political center of the Austrian monarchySaw some cool stuff that we couldn't take pictures of; the Empress Sisi museum and the Lippazaner stables for instance. The whole experience was pretty wild. Here's Gabi and Sarah in front of the HofburgThis dude looks seriously worriedMore pics...Possibly the most surreal moment of the trip: eating sushi in Vienna while listening to a VERY cheesy classical guitar play Jambalaya and House of the Rising Sun