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Salzburg - Beatiful city to the Sound of Music

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Salzburg is a lovely city - lots of parks, old buildings, and statues. We spent a few hours there on the way to Munich.

Off this huge, wonderfully maintained flowery park
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Is a smaller park with about 20 statues, all about as handsome as this one
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We climbed halfway up the hill to the castle, only to find that to go any further we would have to pay admission (for all other cities we've visited, entrance to castle grounds is free; admission is only required to tour the inside or the museums). Still, this afforded a wonderful view of the city.

The castle
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The city
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We had a picnic on the river, before heading to our next stop.
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萨尔茨保(Salzburg) - 音乐之声的故乡

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又回到了奥地利。这次我们却重新回顾了音乐之声。如果你现在无聊,就请再看一遍音乐之声,你会发现他们似曾相识!

希瑞,赐予我力量吧里面的独角兽
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这里的马的确比中东的要英俊许多,也难怪到处是他们的雕塑了。
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小矮人的公园
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皇家花园
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旧城区
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认识他吗?
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从城堡往下看
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Posted by suevasil 07:41 Archived in Austria Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Vienna - charming, old, and rich

sunny 33 °C
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Adornment at the top of a building
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The only broken-down building in the city
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Look away, we're hideous!
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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)
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维也纳 (Vienna)

sunny 30 °C

富丽堂皇的皇宫,华丽的音乐厅,井井有序的街道,古老庄重的建筑- 维也纳的一切似乎是一个皇族贵妇的写照。

她身份高贵,却因为其教养而彬彬有礼;
她摩登,但她的明眸中却透着大家闺秀的古典端庄;
她不拘泥于繁缛礼节,却大方得体。

维也纳用它的气质镇住了我。以至于我们两人都不约而同地说:“如果我们说德语的话,我们肯定会移民奥地利”。我们并没有迷失在众多的博物馆和古建筑中,而是把大多数的时间留给了维也纳的大街小巷。美,就留在那一片树叶和一盏路灯之间。
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Posted by suevasil 06:25 Archived in Austria Tagged tourist_sites Comments (1)

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