|The some of the artists who made Vienna famous: Joseph Haydn, Ludwig von Beethoven, Wolfgang Mozart, Johann Bach, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms. |
Not one of them could paint a stroke.
|Another artist who made Vienna famous,|
Gustave Klimt, The Kiss, 1907.
|Vienna, 1547. Note the moat. (Zoom in, the map is very high resolution.)|
|The Old Burgtheater,1888-89, Gustav Klimt|
|The Vienna State Opera, 1907-08, Adolph Hitler|
|Vienna today. The many parks (in green) were |
once part of the moat which surrounded the city.
|Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace, like Versailles, grew from a royal hunting lodge. |
Those Hapsburgs sure knew how to live.
|The map of Austria reminds me of a campfire where eight or nine friends and former enemies sit around roasting "wieners."|
|Vienna's wiener schnitzel|
|The Hofball in Vienna, 1900, Wilhelm Gause, home of the Viennese Waltz--|
boy, do they ever (Vienna hosts over 200 balls per year).