Tag Archives: Vienna

Vienna, Austria – Sculpture Detail

Travel Lane memory!!! 🙂 We’re back in Austria… Seems like only yesterday that I was astonished by the amount of detail that were in these sculptures… How I long to go back!!!  I still have plenty of admiration to sprinkle over Vienna!!! 😉 **

December 2004

Austria, Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace

Travel Lane Memory for this week Is from Austria!!! It was probably the coldest day of my life…. (or at least one that was cold enough for the memory to stick!!!) 😀 The mist was like ice mist…. – – – I know I know… for those of you who are constantly posting photos of snow… we don’t have snow here in South Africa… it is something unknown to me!!! So, “ice mist/rain” counts as coldest for me!!! – – – 😉

Anyway back to the Travel Lane Memory… This was taken in 2004 on my trip with my mommy (seen in the frame of my photograph)… On this day we visited the Schonbrunn Palace (apologies… I don’t know how to put the ” on the o…)!!! 😀 It was gorgeous… Even in winter the gardens was breathtaking!!! I loved everything about Vienna…. & I’m longing to return there as quick as possible!!! 🙂

Schonbrunn Palace - my Mom on the left!!!

& let me not forget… Happy Valentines Day to all you romantics out there!!! (I am not a fan of V-day… luckily He-who-thinks-he’s-boss is also not into it!!!) But in the light of all the looooooove going round today, I’m dedicating this part of the post to my gorgeous bf!!! 😀

Happy Valentines Day!!! 😀

Hofburg Palace Panorama, Vienna

This was crazy!!! As if the original palace wasn’t big enough, they had to build this additional wing to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria!! It is huge, it is beautiful, its culturally priceless – – – & it earns its majestic spot in this weeks Travel Lane post!!! – – – I can’t even imagine South Africa ever having treasures such as these!!! (but possibly I’m not objective in this opinion!!)

The Hofburg Palace

On the left of the building you can clearly see where the old & new building connect!! Gorgeous isn’t it?? You can’t see her, but my mom is inspecting a map on one of the benches on the right hand side!!

This was taken with my very old Kodak camera back in December 2004!!! 🙂 **

Vienna – Church/Cathedral…??

It’s time for my ‘Travel Lane’ post for the week!!! This was one of the first places me & my mom visited when arriving in Vienna! I can’t remember if it is a church or cathedral or anything… I can’t even remember the name of the church (I’m going to call it this for the remainder of the post!!)… It was closed that day, no visitors allowed… But it still left a memory branded in my – well, memory!! – that is forever impressive!!

This was the first sight that would quickly become my favourite city that I have ever visited abroad!! Vienna is just magical…. full of culture, art, yummy foods and gorgeous views!!

*** UPDATED *** I have to thank Lemonissimo for giving me a link to another site: This would be the Greek-Orthodox church!!! Thanks Lemonissimo!! 😀 ** – – – – – – – – –

Have you been to Vienna?? 🙂 **

Women from my garden!!!

No, this is not picture from the very romantic Rome or Vienna or anything of the sorts… It is a (very) random piece of art – – – for lack of a better word… sculpture? no…. – – – from our garden wall!!!

Three very beautiful women!!! Seems so out of place here… hardly noticed by anyone… Silent – – – & artfully mysterious!!! 🙂 **