Vienna. October 12, 1999

Today Eileen, our intrepid tour guide, takes us into Vienna again to visit the art museum or Kunsthistorisches Museum. They have an extensive Flemish and Dutch section which includes a Vermeer. There are also many fine Brueghel, Rubens, Raphael, and Titian paintings represented in their collection. John and I love going to art museums so we had a splendid time.

Mary and John outside the art museum in Vienna
Vermeer’s The Art of Painting at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

After our visit to the art museum we stop at a Spanish restaurant for lunch. John has a potato omelet and pork chop and I have a chicken breast. There are lots of vegetables which is a real treat since Germanic food is heavy on protein and starch.

In the afternoon we visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral which we had been to when we went to Vienna with Oracle. It is a large Gothic structure. I have to admit that the churches all start looking the same after a while. (I will change my mind about this as the years go by.) Interestingly the architect put his likeness in two different places in the cathedral.

St. Stephen’s Cathedral or Stephansdom in Vienna (Wikipedia photo)

Tonight for dinner we have pate and wine for dinner. We laugh and talk with Eileen and Jim for a while but we need an early night since we are exhausted and will be traveling to Prague tomorrow.

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