Nancy's Travelblogue

... there isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Location: California, United States

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Today we visited the Schonbrunn Palace. I had visited many years ago, but wanted Jonathan to see this example of conspicuous consumption, and to experience it myself through older and more cynical eyes.

The Schonbrunn site and some form of this "summer cottage" was in the Hapsburg family since the 1600s, but Empress Maria Theresa gets credit for its current look and feel. Maria Theresa was really something else -- not only a great head of state, but also a kind and generous person, a lover of art and culture, a loving wife, and the mother of 16 children. If you are interested, be sure to read the article in the link above.

Since photos of the Schonbrunn and Maria Theresa are all over the Internet, I'll post a photo of Jonathan eating torte mit schlagg at the Schonbrunn Kaffee. We had a lot of fun sitting in the cafe people watching and tempting the birds to come eat off our plates.

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