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.
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!