Sorry it has taken a while for me to get back to doing some photos. Leon pointed out to me that the photos were much to large so I’ve gone through the whole site and reduced them. This means that the pages with photos should load much quicker. If you are then interested in a photo just click on it and the larger one will load for you to have a better look at. Thanks Leon!!!
Now back to Austria.
This building is the Albertina, a museum near the Hofburg.
This sculpure is quite grotesque. I don’t know anything about it, other than it is across the road from the tourist information centre. We didn’t notice it the day we went to the tourist centre, but on another day. After I’d taken the photo Brett pointed out that was where we were.
These photos are taken from the courtyard of the Spanish Riding School at the Hofburg. The Hofburg is one of the Hapsburg’s Imperial Palaces.
This was taken in another part of the Hofburg. It was a museum with displays of Sisi’s apartments, and silverware amongst other things. We’d just been to a cafe for a hot chocolate and coffee (an Oma’s hot chocolate, boy was it good. Big, hot and tasty. I think Brett was a bit disappointed with his coffee). Elisha decided the pram was not the place to be, so we put him into the front pack. And then it started raining, so I had to run. I’m sure it was a sight to behold.
The first photo is of a small boy with his pet duck. The second was cut out of the pavement, and is an early game “board”, a forerunner to modern backgammon. It was built into the street, and even has a drain to help get rid of rain water.
I thought that I had more photos than this from the Ephesus museum, but my memory now reminds me that someone became tired of looking at all that old stuff, and had to be kept amused. Hence no hands to operate the camera.
I think that will do for now. How many of you are interested in seeing LOTS of photos from the arms and armour museum (Brett got a little bit excited and Elisha must have fallen asleep)?