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Aug 8, 2013

celebrating our 22nd in Vienna

Our 22nd wedding anniversary was on the 29th of June and with life as usual we weren't able to get away or do anything for our anniversary so when time and finances allowed off we went. We drove 3.5 hours north of us to Vienna, Austria. We've actually been to Vienna before but it was 12 years ago and we were showing American guests around so I barely remember it.

Vienna is a beautiful city and the history here is amazing. We managed to keep from driving anywhere by buying the Vienna Card and taking public transportation everywhere. The Underground is actually very easy to use and it's amazing how fast it takes to go miles. Oh yea and Vienna is super safe and we never felt threatened.
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There is a boo-koo of photos below and no way am I gonna comment on them all but I'll comment here and there.
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We actually did really well saving money. The most impressive part of the above royal palace was the outside so we declined to pay the $50 a person to see the inside. Okay, so to be truthful, there's no way we would have paid $50 regardless what was inside. :0) The grounds and gardens were amazing and there was so much to see.
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BTW, I super-love this man!!

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22 years and more in love than ever!

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I thought this was the funniest sign. Behind the bars are a ton of very old cannons and I guess the sign is showing the exactly where to stand to have the highest possibility of being hit by a falling cannon ball. Maybe???

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The outside of the military museum at the Arsenal was amazing.

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Look at the ceilings, man someone spent a ton of time looking up.

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I love the chandeliers, gorgeous!

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We also headed up in the Danube Tower, the views were amazing.

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BTW, that is the Danube and not it's not blue. :0)

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I got a kick out of the above sign. I guess you are allowed to make calls on the flower phone, ride your bike, fall down, drive your can in the red tube, walk your dog and run from trees. Hmm.
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The architecture is amazing in Vienna, not only the historic but the modern too. Love this yellow thinggy. 

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I super-love this chicken on the above building. Who needs gargoyles anyhow?

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I loved learbing that the Romans created Legos 2 thousand years ago. Too funny!

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Yes, that's my finger. 

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I fell in love with the butterfly house. It looks so 1800s. Beautiful.

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I love the ceiling in the Burger King. You know the Whopper tastes completely different when eaten under that ceiling.

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The above ferris wheel is actually and antique ferris wheel that has been redone in recent years. The cars are original.

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We decided to ride this one instead, since the cars were open and it was only 100 degrees outside. 

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Oh look what we found in the mall. Starbucks! Okay I know how some of you feel about Starbucks but we bought one anyhow. It was interesting that the guy who sold it to us was actually American and he was from Phoenix. 

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I had to take a photo of the floor chandeliers in the lobby of our hotel, are they not to die for!

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Finally, just a little fun. This is where you park your car if your little daughter happens to have horns!

Anyhoo, hope I didn't bore you to death but Vienna was so amazing I wanted to share.



  1. Happy for you that you were able to get away. I love all the architecture. So Pretty...and the legos are pretty funny. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing those great pics! I love the architecture in other countries. The USA is definitely lacking in that category! Glad you had a great time!


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