Exploring the city
02.09.2011 29 °C
Woke up feeling rested. Started walking around Vienna just to observe the locals. It's a Sunday so people are just relaxing and walking leisurely. Newspapers are sold differently here.
Went to church
The ceilings as usual are fantastic artwork
And some other fanciful stuff (I think there's probably some catholic terms for these, but I don't know them)
I went to the museum quarters
The info counter
You'd start getting glimpses or their artistic flair by looking at the chairs
Some of the museums inside the quarters (I didn't manage to visit everything though)
I was like the others staring at the exhibitions trying to understand something from the works
But the only painting that I can understand and emphasize the most is this one that talks about the pain of war, the others are simply too abstract.
This is another interesting exhibition, this shows us how Vienna slowly starts off as a small square and gradually expanded to what it is today.
The visits to these museum were actually my first major exposure to so many different type of abstract arts, I couldn't fully get the message that the artists are trying to convey especially expressionism. Yet, it was educational and my worldview expanded because I am able to link the rise of the thinkers in the art scene in relation with the world around them.
I walked around in the evening and went to watch Harry Potter, I read the books and followed the movies so I was hoping for a satisfactory finale. And I wasn't disappointed plus I made a new friend that liked the series very much. Thankfully I caught the English version instead of the German dubbed ones. Thank you Kino Cinema
Wandered around before going to my friend's place, enjoyed performances from a lot of street musicians, it is summer and everybody is out.
The city is very generous with water. (Notice the exclamation mark? It was like they are strongly reminding their citizen to drink lots of water during summer)
Nice floral arrangement too (Reminds one of Vienna)
And Vienna's Pride and joy
And the locals are definitely taking time out to relax
This is the "hint" that you can travel underground
Briefly walked through the imperial quarters (will be back to visit)
Saw an upcoming performance and couldn't resist buying a seat. After all, I am in Vienna and it's Don Giovanni
And some other nicer buildings that I managed to see when I wandered around (One of them is the opera house)
There are summer events in the city as well. Different open air performance in some areas and a rather big open air cinema.
I had some problem trying to locate my friend's apartment when the night falls, haha. I didn't realize that even and odd numbers are on different streets. When I finally worked it out I had to backtrack a lot. Anyway, found it later when my friend was wondering where I disappeared. We talked till late and discussed about my visit to Vienna.
I liked the picture at their front door