Friday, 2 December 2016

A second look on the 2nd - Austria

Today is the day to join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for a second look at a previous post.

I looked through my posts and wanted to show you some thing I had made but couldn't decide so the Travel journal page at the bottom of the post will have to do I'm afraid! It was the first time I had tried this style and was quite easy to do on the train journeys we took.

This was part of our trip to Austria and Budapest in Autumn 2014 - we have been looking at some holiday brochures recently and thinking it would be nice to see Austria at a different time of year…not sure when yet! 

This post was from November.
Okay, so I know I wasn't impressed at first but Sunday dawned and the sun was shining - time for an early start - a metro train to catch and palace to visit!

Schonbrun Palace - the most visited attraction in Austria we knew there would be queues - fortunately not for too long - they were very organised!                                                     The palace was beautiful and interesting! No photos inside!!

The gardens were amazing - and although we wanted to go somewhere in the afternoon we spent some time wandering around in the sunshine
I have never seen such a tame squirrel or birds, this squirrel kept going back to some children with nuts
We had a simple lunch and saw this advertised on a card on our table Kaiserschmarrn - couldn't resist - it was (apparently) Kaiser Franz Josef 1st's favourite dish
I could see why - delicious - loaded with sugar - we shared and hubby did his best to eat most of it!!

Then it was a metro ride back to the city centre.
We decided to walk to our next destination.
Past this..
Minecraft you could move yourself (I have grandchildren - I've seen their games - that's all I know! lol!)
Down the road to…
…beautiful Belvedere Palace
I wanted to see the Klimt exhibition- hubby wanted to wander outside.
What did I see? 'The Kiss' - couldn't get a photo, 
some lovely decor

some interesting faces
by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt who did these based on himself while receiving treatment for an illness - each face contorted in a different expression - fascinating!
I also took this view from a window
Hubby took some fab photos outside

Then it was a tram back into the centre again for another highlight!
The Sacha Hotel cafe!

Happy! Happy! Happy!
This is the one my Diabetic nurse said I shouldn't miss - bless her!!! She had been earlier this year and enjoyed the Sacha Torte!
From here we went for a walk, thought I'd better!!

Then it was time for something to eat and back to the hotel to pack!

------------------------------------------------------------------- There are other posts from that trip here, here, herehere, here and here

I am bit under the weather today - too much sugar yesterday probably (I never learn!!) so I am going to spend some time trying to catch up! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely post for 2nd on the 2nd, great photos. Hugs, Valerie

Krisha said...

Great post Chris, and amazing photos. Your journal page turned out perfect as a reminder of your trip.
Do hope you get to feeling better.

Lisca Meijer said...

Wow! What beautiful places! Lovely photos. Thank you for taking us with you to Austria. I would have like to see the Klimt. He is my favorite artist and have always had posters of his artwork on my wall (Until I came to Spain and had to get rid of most of my stuff).
I hope you feel better soon. (And if it is because you 'sinned' diabetiacally speaking, I hope it was worth it)
Happy Friday,

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh - how nice to see my hometown! And you were "im Sacher" as well... great!
Thank you for sharing again!
Your trip was great - I watched the other posts about your trip now as well! Super!
oxo Susi
again wishing you a happy WEEKEND!!!

My name is Erika. said...

I enjoyed seeing you trip. It looks like it was exciting. That Sacher cake looks delicious. And I love your journal page. Its a great way to remember your trip and the sketches are wonderful. Happy weekend! Hugs-Erika

Helen said...

how fabulous to see these - I probably saw them originally but wonderful to revisit... especially that cake!

chrissie said...

Hope you are feeling a lot better by now.

Loved seeing the pictures again with so much to enjoy with you

Love Chrissie xx

CJ Kennedy said...

i love these trips I can take from my chair with a cuppa at hand. I wish I had a slice of the Sacha Torte. And I'll have to remember the layout of your journal page. Wonderful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fantastic post to bring back, Chris, although I wish you felt better. Looks like you've lost quite a bit of weight since this post originally went live.

I'm like CJ. I'll take one of those Sacha Torte's, too. It looks heavenly.

I so enjoyed the beautiful Schonbrun Palace and the grounds, but the creme de creme was the Belvedere Palace. Those Messerschmidt's were incredible. I loved the grounds, too.

Thanks for reposting this trip for your Second look on the 2nd.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful photos Chris, such a lovely place to visit. I admit, the show stopper for me is that darling little squirrel taking the nut from the child's hand, how sweet are is little ears! So cute!! Lovely page full of memories!

Sandy said...

What wonderful pictures - I sure did enjoy them! And the journal page!
Sandy xx