Monday, April 30, 2012

Chase & Noah - April, 2012

 Our little grandsons...Chase is almost 5 years old and Noah is 20 months.

 Noah loves his big brother!

 I'll fix your hair, Chase!

I'm being gentle!

 He's done with the, it's snack time!

 Chase being Chase!

 Let's play hide-n-seek!

Baby Tears...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Breakfast Window - Budapest, Hungary

 These pretty flowers were in a window by our table in a cafe in Budapest, Hungary.
We sat at the same table for 5 breakfasts...sweet memories!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hundertwasser-Krawinahaus - Vienna, Austria

The vibrant and colorful public-housing complex
 created by architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser is an iconic landmark in Vienna, Austria.
Hundertwasser proclaimed that straight lines were 'godless and immoral', every building should have as many trees as tenants, rolling uneven floors were a 'divine melody to the feet' and that access to a window was a basic human right.

Vienna, Austria
March 2012

A Viennese Side Street - Vienna, Austria

A Viennese side street with such cool colors!
March 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A City in Glass - Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria

There are several buildings that catch some GREAT reflections in Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria.
This is one...

and, another...
 This one might be my favorite!

Side Street Restaurant...Vienna, Austria

A Greek restaurant on a Viennese side street looked so inviting for our last night in Europe.
Sally checks the menu once again...
There was a wonderful ambiance inside...
but, disappointing food.
This is not intended to be a restaurant review but, rather, a memory of our not so special last night dinner.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Walls of the Hofburg Complex, Vienna, Austria

National flags add brilliant color to the walls of the Hofburg Complex, the site of countless decisive historical events.
Vienna, Austria
March 2012

An Ordinary Bridge - Vienna, Austria

an eye-catching structure from our train to Vienna, Austria from Bratislava, Slovakia
a bridge over the Danube River on the outskirts of Vienna, Austria
March 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Danube River - Vienna, Austria

The beautiful sunset hour brought the people out to the river's edge, including us!

 He is gazing at the river like almost everyone else.

 Never more than a phone call away...

The Danube River, Vienna, Austria
March 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Life Is Good! Vienna, Austria

Life Is Good!

Friends sitting alongside the Danube River in Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Just Do It! - Graffiti Art, Vienna, Austria

Just Do It!
walk and talk

Just Do It!
eat ice cream

Just Do It!
smile pretty for the camera
On the banks of the Danube River, Vienna, Austria
March 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

She Sleeps - Vienna, Austria

Graffiti art along the Danube
Vienna, Austria
March 2012

That Time of Day

The time of day we all so love...these young people are sharing friendship along the Danube River in the heart of Vienna, Austria.
March 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Wurstelprater - Vienna, Austria

This is one of two ferris wheels at the Wurstelprater Amusement Park in Vienna, Austria.
It looked GREAT against a very blue sky!

This is the other...called the Riesenrad Ferris wheel.
It is the most recognizable attraction at the park.
Erected in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of  Emperor Franz Joseph, it ranks among the world's oldest and largest ferris wheels, reaching a height of 65 meters.

This is the Riesenrad from another perspective.
March 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Columns...The Schönbruun Palace Garden Gloriette

-columns of the Schönbruun Palace Garden Gloriette-
with a peek of Vienna...
Vienna, Austria
March 2012

Blue Monday

The Schönbruun Palace and Gloriette - Vienna, Austria

The Schönbruun Palace Garden Gloriette was once used as a focal point for the garden and also the dining and festival hall for emperor Franz Joseph I.
Today it is a popular cafe which we enjoyed for breakfast last month (March 2012).
A view of the Schönbruun Palace from the Gloriette is stunning.

Unfortunately the gardens haven't come to be so early in spring since this past winter was especially brutal in Europe.
A late spring, summer and fall view would be all the more beautiful!

Mellow Yellow Monday

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Breakfast at the Gloriette - Vienna, Austria

We have nearly reached our destination...breakfast at the Schönbruun Palace Garden Gloriette!
And, it was extraordinary!
Agnes and I are lagging behind because we can't stop taking pictures.
Franz, Jenny and Sally have one thing in mind...b.r.e.a.k.f.a.s.t.!!!

 Now, Agnes has passed me up...
guess I had better get moving!

The Belvedere Palace - Vienna, Austria

The Belvedere's Upper Palace
Vienna Austria

 The Lower Palace

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fortress Hohensalzburg - Salzburg, Austria

a view of the Fortress Hohensalzburg on the hilltop overlooking the city of Salzburg, Austria
young people are enjoying a nice early evening along the Salzach River
March 2012

A Fortress With a View - Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg, Austria

she does what i like to do and that is to photograph beautiful places!
the Austrian side of the Bavarian Alps
stunning beauty!
we were at the Fortress Hohensalzburg on the hill above the city of Salzburg, Austria
March 2012

Above the Rooftops - Salzburg, Austria

The view from the Fortress Hohensalzburg above and
a great day for walking in the countryside beside the city.
Salzburg, Austria

(Hohensalzburg means Salzburg Fortress in English)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Noses Under the Gate - Szentendre, Hungary

We saw this pair of cute pups as we walked through the village streets of Szentendre, Hungary...
along the banks of the Danube near Budapest.

The White Horses - Salzburg, Austria

The horses were something special in Salzburg and Vienna.
Everybody is looking at somebody here!

 Do you see what I see?

 We LOVE our boy...horsey hugs and kisses!
Salzburg, Austria
March 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Posing - Balatonfüred, Hungary

This guy seemed to be posing for me!
Balatonfüred, Hungary
March 2012