Well, it's my last day in Vienna before I take a night train to Switzerland and a couple of mountains tomorrow. Full day today as I went to a special Mass (see below), followed by a trip to a museum, a battle royale with a hot beverage, and then a couple of hours of cruising around looking at the sights. Here's the rundown:
Anyway, back to the Mass, they had a full choir and orchestra play the music. Even thought the priest spoke in German, it was the first time I was ever happy that the service went on for over an hour and a half.
This is the main staircase. This easily was the most beautiful museum I've been in since the Louvre.
It's so gorgeous in fact, that I'm going to give you another shot of the entryway.
This is what happens when you're a Centaur and the horse side of your brain wins the battle with the human side and you poop on the kitchen floor. Very sad.
This was my favorite painting in the museum. It was done by Raphael (the Turtle with the red bandanna (thanks for the correction Wilson) for those of you who forgot) and it's called Madonna of Belvedere. Of course, this guy is considered one of the greatest Renaissance painters of all time. Notice all of the triangles used to construct this image. Bonus points for whoever finds "Where's Waldo".
Here we go again. Beautiful girl, tons of personality and the only thing running through my brain is, "If she only had a head".
BTW, since I blend in so well, this probably means you should start addressing me with a "Hail Caesar" or something like that whenever we hang out. I am a just ruler though, so no kneeling before me is required.
The building compares favorably with Marienplatz in Munich even down to the little red flowers hanging off the windows. I do dig their courthouses here in Central Europe.
So, that's a wrap for Austria. Tomorrow is Switzerland and the Alps, and maybe even a snowball or two. Later. . .