Wien - Day 3 "And it never stopped raining"


And it will Rain rain Go away, go away Rain rain Come back again another day [Rain by Terence Trent D’Arby]

The weather gods promised rain and they delivered! I tried to stay inside as much as I could, but as in the morning the weather report mentioned “light” rain, I decided to do some outside photography where I could. As I had not yet visited the two other Otto Wagner Ubahn stations, I went out on U4 and hit them both: Stadtpark station and Hietzing station (near Schloss Schönbrunn).

Wet and hungry, lunch consisted of a hearty smoke cured pork with lentils: great stuff and accompanied by a glass of nice Grüner Veltliner.

My afternoon activity (and because the rain seemed to be coming down even more!) was a visit to the Prunksaal der Hofburg of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Oh my word, such decoration: some times, enough is enough. After seeing this tempel to the written word, you can see why the next big art movement here in Vienna was all about “less is more” and how design should be slightly more functional.

More rain and more stops just to get warm and a bit dry, I ended up having a nice Österreichisches meal at the university brewery restaurant. Great beer, dark bread and a proper sausage: a good deal!

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