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Vienna - charming, old, and rich

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The overnight train Venice > Vienna was great (after a couple hours where there was no AC - but even that was ok since it meant no one wanted to sit in our car), seats reclined together to become beds, and we had a 6-seat compartment to ourselves, so we had a good night sleep.

We started the day with breakfast at Trzesniewski, an open-faced sandwich place that Kafka (my favorite writer, if someone that reads as little as I is allowed a favorite) used to frequent. Most of the spreads are egg- or pickle-based, though there are several of herring or other stuff. It was amazing -- it tasted very, very similar to 'pain au fromage', a French-Canadian holiday dish.

There are a lot of sculptures, old well-preserved buildings, and rich (or at least fancy) people in Vienna. It is incredibly pleasant, and amazing to me how almost every building in the city is beautiful - no city council in the last 200 years allowed ugly developments, and none of the buildings are abandoned or otherwise decrepit.

Adornment at the top of a building

The only broken-down building in the city

Look away, we're hideous!

Looking scruffy (and out of place amid the city's opulence) after 5 days without a proper shower (slept rail stn > ferry x2 > overnight train)

Posted by chrisvasil 16:30 Archived in Austria Tagged tourist_sites

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