SCHOENBRUNN PALACE: SUMMER PLAYGROUND OF HABSBURG EMPERORS

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VIENNA, May 17 – Rain and gusty winds continued on Saturday, May 17. It was the third full day in a row of inclement weather.  And the temperatures fell to about 50F. Brrr…

But none of it stopped us from continuing our exploration of the former Austro-Hungarian empire’s capital. Vienna has always been my favorite European city.  And now I had a chance to show Elizabeth why.

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We waited till early afternoon for the rain to subside a little before hopping on a train to Schoenbrunn. This palace was built by Empress Maria Theresa in the middle of the 18th century as the summer playground of the Habsburg royals.

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By the time we finished the audio tour of the palace interior, the rain had abated enough to allow us to walk through  Schoenbrunn’s “back yard.”

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You can see from the pictures that that’s a bit of an understatement. This “back yard” is probably about a mile long and another mile wide.  And it is beautifully appointed with statues, ornaments and flowers, as are all aspects of the Schoenbrunn Palace.

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Author: ALTZAR

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic is a writer, musician, video maker, thrice-ordained Inca-shaman, geopolitical commentator, business analyst, playwright-producer... He is also founder of non-profit organizations Stewards of the Earth (https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaiastewards) and Truth in Media (https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthinmedia.org/) ALTZAR shares his time between Maui, Hawaii and Scottsdale, Arizona. You can follow his blog at http://djurdjevic.wordpress.com/ and his travelogues at https://yinyangbob.wordpress.com/). Bob had also worked as a business consultant and advisor to top executives of large multinational computer companies for 36 years (1978-2014). He had spent 8 years working for IBM prior to starting his own business in 1978.

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