Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Keepin' it clean

After taking a break from this blog, it's hard to remember to post photos when I have them. I was so glad I had my camera this day because who would believe it -- the city has workers who clean the traffic lights!

Clean city

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lunch in Melk

Lunch in Melk

I made my dad and sister pose for a photo before digging into their lunches. We had lunch at one of the restaurants on main street. The food was delicious and the prices were lower than what I was used to in Vienna. My mom and I had schnitzel, my sister and brother-in-law had cordon bleu and my dad had Bernerwurstel (sausage stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon).

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Downtown Melk


This seemed to be the main street in Melk, but since I only saw a small part of the city, who really knows. I love the way you can see the abbey standing above the other buildings.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Melk Abbey clock

Clock at Melk

I think the last time I visited the abbey at Melk this clock was covered by scaffolding. I'm not sure what the painting represents, but I find it intriguing. I love the yellow color of this building.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stift Melk / Melk Abbey

Melk Abby

The day before my family left we took a day trip to see some of the surrounding area. Our first stop was Melk where we had a nice walk through town, a delicious meal and briefly visited the abbey shown above. We didn't have a lot of time (and were lacking energy by this point in the trip), so we didn't tour the abbey.

Monday, May 4, 2009




This sphinx is located across from the front of Schönbrunn Palace -- not to be confused with the better known sphinx of Belvedere Palace.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Gloriette at Schönbrunn

Gloriette at Schoenbrunn

I told my family that we were going to walk up to the Gloriette at Schönbrunn this year, but we were so tired and hungry by the time we got around to it I let them off the hook. This is a view of the fountain and the Gloriette from the Schönbrunn gardens.