Saturday, August 16, 2008
Zurueck nach Wien
We celebrated my dad's 60th Birthday in Vienna with the whole family. I had not been back for 15 years, and it was Maureen's first time in the imperial city. We all stayed together at a "Heuriger" very close to our old appartment. Since I could not sleep due to jetlag I got up at 3 AM and ran through our old neighborhood for a few hours: it was weird seeing the sights from when I was a kid (Primary school, day care, old church, grocery store where I used to pick up rolls on the weekends, park we used to luge and ski, etc.)
Vienna is a beautiful city, if you have not been you should go. It is truly classic without flamboyance, and romantic without the cheese. A few pictures.