26th - 30th Nov 09 - Vienna

A long weekend in Vienna with Mo and Mike.

Albertina - An art gallery 
Balls by day - Balls by night!
The street decorations were wonderful.
From the Upper Belvedere to the Lower Belvedere
Cafe Mozart - from The Third Man. Vienna is full of coffee houses
 Coburg Palais at night
 Hofburg Imperial apartments - table decorations
Karlskirche - We went right to the top of the dome which was being restored
Karlskirche - Looking down!
Karlskirche - Money!
Karlskirche - Dome.
Karlskirche - Altar
Naschmarkt. Miles of the most wonderful food stalls 
Rathaus Christmas Market
White Chimney Sweep restaurant with Mike and Mo
River Wien
Spanish Riding School
St Peter's Church
Stephansdom taken from atop the Bell Tower of Karlskirche
Stephansdom tiled roof
On Sunday we took a trip to the Vienna Woods. First stop the hunting lodge at Mayerling where Crown Prince Rudolf shot his 17 year old mistress, Mary, before shooting himself (allegedly)
The serene monastery at Heiligenkreuz
Heiligenkreuz Fountain House
Heiligenkreuz Closters
Heiligenkreuz Altar
Liechtenstein Castle
In Seegrotte. The largest underground lake in Europe where we went in a boat.
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace by night
Mozart and Strauss concert in the Orangery at Schonbrunn Palace