Paisies’ Excellent Adventure<br />Vienna and Budapest<br />2011<br />
A belated 30th anniversary trip finally got underway: Vienna for 5 nights<br />Hotel key, very heavy and very big.  We lef...
5th floor meant we took the (tiny) elevator, but what a staircase!<br />
Cozy, no AC, but big windows, and conveniently located!<br />
Lots of exploring by foot<br />Old streets<br />            And new streets<br />
The Belvedere (Upper)<br />A huge art collection in what was once a royal palace<br /> “The Kiss” from the <br />Gustav Kl...
St. Stephan’s Cathedral  (Stephansdom)<br />
The colored glass panels create rainbows inside the church. <br />
And to think this was BADLY damaged by bombs in WWII<br />
On to the Hofburg, winter palace of the Austrian Imperial family  <br />There are many buildings in the “museums quarter”<...
These people had wealth.<br />Spanish Riding School is here, home of the Lipizzaners (look at sign )<br />
Marine acquaintances were also in Vienna at that time! They were on a Danube cruise and we arranged to meet for dinner.<br...
You, too, can speak German!<br />
Statues abound<br />
The Schonbrunn. The summer imperial palace.  We took a self-guided audio tour<br />
Gardens and a café stop (that would be guglhopf  and coffee melange)<br />
Our favorite Vienna tour:The Third Man (drittemanntour.at)<br />
Someday, watch this movie.  It’s an oldie: Joseph Cotten, Orson Wells<br />
Getting around on trains and trams<br />
Dogs & beer are ok. But no food.<br />Leash & muzzle expected<br />
We took a ride to Grinzing, to the “heuriger” area (wine-garden eateries)<br />
Very tasty, in any language!<br />
Fun times at the “Zwolf-Apostelkeller<br />Part dates to the 1300s<br />A happy man, ready to eat.<br />
More of the “12 Apostles”<br />New “friends” from Germany, celebrating a birthday.<br />
Vienna has much to offer…<br />
For kids and adults: The Prater<br />
The Kunsthistoriche (art history) <br />
Time to see what Budapest is like!<br />
We’re not in Kansas anymore<br />
Hotel Kalvin House<br />Guests ring to be<br /> let in the front door.<br />Walk up to the reception level.<br />
Our room deserves a look !<br />It was a bit noisy,<br />but close to metro and restaurants<br />
Out and about in Budapest<br />Looking up at <br />St. Stephen’s Basilica<br />Now we’re up, looking down<br />
This church has a ‘special attraction’<br />
Wow.<br />
The Castle District & St. Matyas (Matthias)<br />
Fisherman’s Bastion<br />
A zither player near the Hungarian National Museum<br />
Down from one hill and up to another<br />
See that monument wayyyy up there?<br />
We walked up, and up.<br />
And up.<br />
Half(?)way, with a nice view<br />St. Gerard (Gellert), a martyr<br />The Elizabeth bridge over the Danube<br />
A Soviet monument (there are many in Budapest) is what we saw from so far away.<br />
There are 3 subways (so far). This is the oldest one.  (“Heroes Square” stop)<br />
not a great pic. of Heroes Square<br />
But the statues are very cool.<br />Hungarian rulers and kings <br />
Winding our way back down Andrassy ut.<br />Oh look, a café!  This was one recommended in Fodor’s guide book, whose advice...
There is a rich, and sad, Jewish history here.<br />People were kept captive in this synagogue in WW2. <br />Those who die...
Courtyards connect with apts and a few shops. In WWII, this was the Jewish ghetto.  <br />
The fascist Arrow Cross party led their gov’t in the mid-1940s.   <br />Thousands of Jews were murdered, as much as Raoul ...
Let’s move to a lighter topic…<br />Hair color, streaks, highlights…    while “older” women avoid the gray  <br />
There are enclosed markets  and many friendly dogs.<br />200 forints per kg ~  50 cents/lb.<br />
More interesting architectureThis is the Hungarian Parliament.<br />
To save money, fake marble was invented. You’d never know!<br />The cigar holder. How short the cigar became was a gauge o...
Free evening music performances <br />
Riding the tram around Buda on our last day<br />Spray paint graffiti is all over.<br />
A final toast with our Hungarian “Two-buck Chuck”<br />
After Budapest, we catch the train back to Vienna for 1 night.<br />
Mozart’s requiem, performed in St. Stephen’s cathedral, is  abeautiful end to our trip.<br />
The end.<br />
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  1. 1. Paisies’ Excellent Adventure<br />Vienna and Budapest<br />2011<br />
  2. 2. A belated 30th anniversary trip finally got underway: Vienna for 5 nights<br />Hotel key, very heavy and very big. We left it at the hotel during the day!<br />
  3. 3. 5th floor meant we took the (tiny) elevator, but what a staircase!<br />
  4. 4. Cozy, no AC, but big windows, and conveniently located!<br />
  5. 5. Lots of exploring by foot<br />Old streets<br /> And new streets<br />
  6. 6. The Belvedere (Upper)<br />A huge art collection in what was once a royal palace<br /> “The Kiss” from the <br />Gustav Klimt collection<br />
  7. 7. St. Stephan’s Cathedral (Stephansdom)<br />
  8. 8. The colored glass panels create rainbows inside the church. <br />
  9. 9. And to think this was BADLY damaged by bombs in WWII<br />
  10. 10. On to the Hofburg, winter palace of the Austrian Imperial family <br />There are many buildings in the “museums quarter”<br />One museum held just china, silver, and candelabras!<br />
  11. 11. These people had wealth.<br />Spanish Riding School is here, home of the Lipizzaners (look at sign )<br />
  12. 12. Marine acquaintances were also in Vienna at that time! They were on a Danube cruise and we arranged to meet for dinner.<br />Rachel & George Gibbs, Sr.<br />We enjoyed an “original” Bud.<br />
  13. 13. You, too, can speak German!<br />
  14. 14. Statues abound<br />
  15. 15. The Schonbrunn. The summer imperial palace. We took a self-guided audio tour<br />
  16. 16. Gardens and a café stop (that would be guglhopf and coffee melange)<br />
  17. 17. Our favorite Vienna tour:The Third Man (drittemanntour.at)<br />
  18. 18. Someday, watch this movie. It’s an oldie: Joseph Cotten, Orson Wells<br />
  19. 19. Getting around on trains and trams<br />
  20. 20. Dogs & beer are ok. But no food.<br />Leash & muzzle expected<br />
  21. 21. We took a ride to Grinzing, to the “heuriger” area (wine-garden eateries)<br />
  22. 22. Very tasty, in any language!<br />
  23. 23. Fun times at the “Zwolf-Apostelkeller<br />Part dates to the 1300s<br />A happy man, ready to eat.<br />
  24. 24. More of the “12 Apostles”<br />New “friends” from Germany, celebrating a birthday.<br />
  25. 25. Vienna has much to offer…<br />
  26. 26. For kids and adults: The Prater<br />
  27. 27. The Kunsthistoriche (art history) <br />
  28. 28. Time to see what Budapest is like!<br />
  29. 29. We’re not in Kansas anymore<br />
  30. 30. Hotel Kalvin House<br />Guests ring to be<br /> let in the front door.<br />Walk up to the reception level.<br />
  31. 31. Our room deserves a look !<br />It was a bit noisy,<br />but close to metro and restaurants<br />
  32. 32. Out and about in Budapest<br />Looking up at <br />St. Stephen’s Basilica<br />Now we’re up, looking down<br />
  33. 33. This church has a ‘special attraction’<br />
  34. 34. Wow.<br />
  35. 35. The Castle District & St. Matyas (Matthias)<br />
  36. 36. Fisherman’s Bastion<br />
  37. 37. A zither player near the Hungarian National Museum<br />
  38. 38. Down from one hill and up to another<br />
  39. 39. See that monument wayyyy up there?<br />
  40. 40. We walked up, and up.<br />
  41. 41. And up.<br />
  42. 42. Half(?)way, with a nice view<br />St. Gerard (Gellert), a martyr<br />The Elizabeth bridge over the Danube<br />
  43. 43. A Soviet monument (there are many in Budapest) is what we saw from so far away.<br />
  44. 44. There are 3 subways (so far). This is the oldest one. (“Heroes Square” stop)<br />
  45. 45. not a great pic. of Heroes Square<br />
  46. 46. But the statues are very cool.<br />Hungarian rulers and kings <br />
  47. 47. Winding our way back down Andrassy ut.<br />Oh look, a café! This was one recommended in Fodor’s guide book, whose advice and paths we followed quite often.<br /> While Joe enjoyed his beer, I ordered a latte and “palacsinta” which are like crepes, several stacked and spread with jam, chocolate, and fruit.<br />
  48. 48. There is a rich, and sad, Jewish history here.<br />People were kept captive in this synagogue in WW2. <br />Those who died had to buried there (against Jewish law).<br />
  49. 49. Courtyards connect with apts and a few shops. In WWII, this was the Jewish ghetto. <br />
  50. 50. The fascist Arrow Cross party led their gov’t in the mid-1940s. <br />Thousands of Jews were murdered, as much as Raoul Wallenberg tried to save them all.<br />Cast iron shoes make a memorial to those who were shot facing the river so they would fall into the Danube.<br />
  51. 51. Let’s move to a lighter topic…<br />Hair color, streaks, highlights… while “older” women avoid the gray  <br />
  52. 52. There are enclosed markets and many friendly dogs.<br />200 forints per kg ~ 50 cents/lb.<br />
  53. 53. More interesting architectureThis is the Hungarian Parliament.<br />
  54. 54. To save money, fake marble was invented. You’d never know!<br />The cigar holder. How short the cigar became was a gauge of how long/good the speech was.<br />
  55. 55. Free evening music performances <br />
  56. 56. Riding the tram around Buda on our last day<br />Spray paint graffiti is all over.<br />
  57. 57. A final toast with our Hungarian “Two-buck Chuck”<br />
  58. 58. After Budapest, we catch the train back to Vienna for 1 night.<br />
  59. 59. Mozart’s requiem, performed in St. Stephen’s cathedral, is abeautiful end to our trip.<br />
  60. 60. The end.<br />

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