Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vienna, Austria

Saturday Julie and I went to Vienna for the Easter weekend. Our flight was 2 hours from Gatwick Airport in South England. We pay 20 pounds extra to have early boarding, so we sit in the front row with lots of leg room. Our hotel was modern, clean, but with no air conditioning. This city of 2 1/2 million is the capitol of Austria and is a major cultural, economic, and political center of Europe. Vienna was occupied by the allies during WWII and did get heavily bombed, where 1/3 of the structures were ruined. This leaves a mixture of old historic and modern structures. German is the common language here.

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