22 June, 2009

Vienna day III

Today has been a wet, wet day.. But we've been outside a bit nevertheless. We've been wearing our green rain ponchos, looking like two peas in a pod. Literally. No pix of that for now, though.

Since it was supposed to rain even more towards the evening, we started out towards Schloss Belvedere - the summer castle of some Habsburger prince.

Pretty flowers!
The castle is smaller, but also more delicate and pretty than Schönbrunn.

Detail from the front gate.

This is the parliament. Designed by a Danish architect inspired by ancient Greek buildings. And with the godess of truth (I believe) as the main front statue (with gold on top) to inspire the parliamentarians.
Volksgarten (peoples garden) is a pretty place where hundreds of different kinds of roses bloom in summer. Anna and I have had lunch here before, but today we merely walked through on our way elsewhere.. Not really park weather today.

Water lillies in Volksgarten - and duclings, too. Fuzzy.. but that's what you get taking pix in the rain and at a distance.

Some rations brought home to our room when we decided we were wet enough. I was so happy that I'd found my favourite caramel.. but I was wrong.. they were not chewy, but just regular soft toffee... Sigh.. The yellow can is a drink from the lokal brewery. Radler is a mix of beer and lemon soda. Sounds yucky, but it's actually quite good. So I had one of those instead of beer. Coke and berries.. all in all not a bad catch. ;)

Tomorrow we continue to Ljubljana. I've no idea what our Internet options will be, but hopfully I'll be able to post again before continuing to Croatia.


PS: Of course we returned to the ice cream restaurant today, PA had a banana split and I stuck with my Himbeer Waltzer (Raspberry Waltzer).


Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhh dear Ane......I'm sorry it's raining a lot!!!!
But sure you had seen very beautiful places same!!!!!
Hope tomorrow will be sunny and warm!!!
Lots of love and kisses!!!!

Ruby Bleu said...

I've really enjoyed reading about all your adventures. Quick question...what are those berries? I've never seen them before! Also, Radler sounds quite tasty!

Enjoy the trip!

Michele (aka Ruby's Mom)

The Devil Dog said...

That ice cream looks delicious. You're making mom hungry. We are enjoying your tour very much. What beautiful architecture and flowers. Glad you are getting our despite the rain.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Being wet doesn't diminish the khoolness of it all!

Mom had lemon shandies when she was in England - and yes, they are khwite good!

PeeEssWoo: We are still drooling ovfur the ice khream!

Joe Stains said...

We get the beer mixed with Lemonade here called Shandy, its delicious!!

LizzyBean said...

Really enjoyed your pictures -- hope you get some nicer weather. The yellow drink sounds so odd! The ducklings with the water lilies were so cute!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ane!
oh your adventures are wonderful!
it is fun to read how you enjoy everything!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Vienna is just gorgeous! It must be absolutely breathtaking in person!
The Radler does sound very interesting to us! We'd give it a try!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch