A PERFECT FAREWELL TO VIENNA

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Days don’t get any better than was our May 20 morning in Vienna. After four days of rain, wind and cold, and one evening of clear weather, Vienna finally decided to shed her (cloud) cover and reveal herself up to us in her full sparkling glory. Guess she did not want us to leave without seeing her best side – the sunny disposition.

Anxious to spend as much time outdoors as possible on such a glorious morning, Elizabeth and I went out for a long walk on Tuesday. We revisited some of our favorite places in Vienna, and went to some new ones. This is what our cameras remembered…

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And finally our favorite shot, one that encapsulates three of our best memories of Vienna:

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VIENNA AIRPORT CONCERT

It was only fitting that our farewell to Vienna, the music capital of the world, would include some music.  And even a white concert grand at a most unlikely place – an airport. Check this out…

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While Elizabeth was doing some duty free shopping, I decided to give an impromptu Mozart and Schubert concert at the Vienna airport. When Elizabeth returned, she took these pictures. They look like the concert took place at a Hollywood set, don’t they?

What I did not realize at the time was that this piano had a microphone attached to it. So my music was evidently being broadcast presumably throughout the airport. Elizabeth said she had heard it in a shop whose owner stepped out to see who was playing.

“That’s my husband playing,” Elizabeth she said she had told the lady.

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Which would also explain why some people came over to take pictures and videos of me while I was playing.

I played my favorite Mozart and Schubert pieces for about 20 minutes. It was a fitting farewell to the Music Capital of the world, and to my old friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With whom I have renewed our friendship through these two photos, taken at his outdoor and indoor statues.

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