Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Postcards from Vienna

As I sit at my grandmother's place in Lucknow, triumphing over the fluctuating net connectivity, I yearn for a strong cup of coffee and can't help but fondly reminiscence the cobbled lanes of Vienna and the elegant Kaffeehäuser (coffee houses).

Our visit to the Austrian capital is still fresh in my mind and I find myself walking once again amongst its history, Baroque architecture and the musical geniuses of Mozart and Strauss. The imposing monuments in the city's historic center grab your attention immediately, yet there is also a very relaxed vibe in the neighbourhoods fringing the city centre as youngsters laze on design lounge chairs in the Museum Quarters or stretch their legs beside the Danube canal and enjoy a pint as music fills the air.

Start your day at the Naschmarkt area and grab a bite of the famous schnitzel
Watch a Classical Music Concert at Karlskirche or sit beside the pond and admire its magnanimity
 
 
Walk along Ringstraße, the famous boulevard around the historic center of the city
 
 
Austrian National Library
 
The Maria-Theresien-platz with the Natural History Museum in the background
 

 

 Have a Wiener Melange at Café Landtmann and indulge in a Apple Strudel

 
Visit the St. Stephens Cathedral (Stephansdom) and get a bird's eye view of the city

Stroll along the Danube Canal, have  pint and enjoy the contemporary urban vibe

Take a night walk to the Rathaus (City Hall) and if lucky grab a local beer and a bratwurst from the food stalls

The Parliament building in Vienna
 End your stay by making a trip to the legendary Schweizerhaus, in the Prater to try their fried pork-knuckle
 
I have many more pictures to share, maybe another time another day. For now, let me enjoy my cuppa!







15 comments:

  1. Amazing clicks. Enjoyed your post my #BlogBusters #Blogbuddy Aditi !!!

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  2. Wow.. Gorgeous place Aditi.loved it!

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  3. Aditi truly a must visit in my Europe trip......

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  4. Beautiful images - it makes me want to go there!
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  5. Wow Vienna looks like a beautiful place! It is such a coincidence that one of my closest friends is visiting Vienna today!

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  6. Your postcards from Vienna remind me of my own visit to the city. I went to most of the place in here. I am still going thru the photos of the trip. I get very excited remembering those moments. #PhotoFriday

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  7. Adding on to my list for places to visit. Nice one Aditi. Keep them coming.

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  8. Enjoy your cuppa and I am enjoying these gorgeous pictures. Wow, Aditi. Beautiful place and those shots. :)

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  9. So beautiful, Aditi! Never been to Vienna. Such a gorgeous place.

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  10. Gorgeous my dear friend.... and wheeeeeeeeeeen are you coming myyyy way???:-) Huuuugs - okei happy to see you are having a good time ...:-) hrmpf

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  11. Amazed by your clicks, Such beautiful place Vienna! I would like to visit sometime too
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  12. These are gorgeous postcards... you have been to so many beautiful and dreamy places.
    Write soon... I miss visiting your blog.

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