Vienna, Horses and Music

The images of Cinderella Carriages and evenings of Baroque decadence where only punctuation in a visual feast. The early morning encounter with the Hunderwasser social housing project and the public, smiling places, as our guide called washrooms was a throw back in memory to my first purchase of a book by this artist some 30 years ago. The grandiosity of the details of Viennese architecture created a perfect juxtapostion between what could be and what is.

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The skyline of Vienna is punctuated with grandeur and between the concert hall where the Vienna Boys Choir sings and the courtyard there is a rdiding school. History has very unusual ways of carrying things forward.

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A modern sculpture on the way to Saint Stephans square captures the disconect of cultures.

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Yet the carriage and the tour of the Liechtenstein palace coupled with a concert of symphony, opera and dance was a reminder that all that history has a place. Somedays it has value and brings joy and on other days it holds dull routine and dead ended lessons.

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