18 March 2014

The Bittersweetness of Bittersweetness

Our final day in Vienna was bittersweet.  Sweet because we fell in love with the city.  Sweet because the day was absolutely perfect:  64 degrees and sunny without a drop of rain.  Sweet because the city acquired complexity when we walked past many of the same places a second time.  Bitter because I wish the city was larger, looping forever in discovery.  Bitter because sometimes I wish time wasn't a one-way street.  Bitter because there was still so much we hadn't seen.  Bitter because we had to leave when we just started to understand tiny pieces of Vienna.  Bitter because in the back of our minds, Chicago was waiting for us, a fresh snowstorm in the midst.

So here are the pictures of our last day in Vienna, the sadness lingering in the cracks of the streets like old raindrops for us.

We woke up to This in Our Hotel
Inside Shakespeare & Company
A Selfie that Makes My Glasses Seem Ginormous
Museums Quartier in the Distance
Walking, Walking, Walking
Museums Quartier #1
Museums Quartier #2
Museums Quartier #3
Mumok Museum of Modern Art
Museums Quartier #4
Inside the Glass Elevator of Mumok
Walking through Praterstern
Near Universität Wien
Beethoven Pasqualitihaus, where he wrote the 4th, 5th and 7th Symphonies as well as his opera, Fidelio
Me and LB, trying to Capture Time before it Disappears
Vienna Carriages.  Pobres cavallos. 
 Museums Quartier #5
Early Night in Vienna
National Library
Near Albertina
LB Dazing Out on Green Tea
A Little Square
Wien Meidling Station
On the Vienna S-Bahn
Rathaus Park
Museums Quartier #6
Vienna in the Early Evening
LB Waiting for Our Overnight Train back to Berlin
Where We Said Aufwiedersehen to Vienna
The Top Bunk of Our Overnight Train
LB Looking at Her Phone Three Inches from the Ceiling

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