Next Stop, Praha And Wien

We’re very excited about our next trip which is coming up in the fall. We’re flying to Vienna, Austria then traveling by train to Prague in the Czech Republic. We’ve booked an apartment in Prague, complete with kitchenette, fridge and a washer and dryer. That should make like a little easier on us as we […]

Safe Arrival In Vienna

We flew from Houston to Washington DC where we caught our connecting flight to Vienna. The flight from Houston was delayed by half an hour due to the weather (thank you very much Tropical Storm Hermine). Still, we made it to Dulles with plenty of time. The flight from Washington to Vienna was 9 hours. […]

Photographic Fun In Vienna

Vienna is a VERY photogenic city. We were walking around rather casually by the Vienna Opera House and I spotted these two fountains. I shot these using the HDR technique of capturing three different exposures and then tonemapping them into one image using Photomatix. To have this work really well you should use a tripod, […]

Vienna – Day 2 – Part 1

We woke up a little late, around 9:30. I guess we needed the sleep. After we showered and got dressed we found our way to Cafe Mozart for some breakfast. I love these cafes! The waiter all dress in coat and tie and everything just seems a little “upscale” but casual at the same time. […]

Vienna – Day 2 – Part 2

We took the subway out to Wien Meidling railway station to go ahead and purchase our train tickets to Prague for Monday. The subway is clean and fairly easy to navigate so we didn’t have any trouble except that somehow we managed to get off one stop too soon coming back and had to hoof […]

Vienna – Day 1 – Part 3

After relaxing for awhile in the room we headed out to find an Italian restaurant that Rick Steves mentioned in his book called La Norma Close Cheers! It is a great restaurant and we’ll likely go back. After dinner we headed over to the Vienna Opera House with the tripod to get some extended exposure […]

Vienna – Day 2 – Part 1

Today was all about going to see Schönbrunn Palace. That and sleeping in too late. Apparently we’re more tired and jet lagged than we thought. We got up around 10:30 and got dressed and got a bite to eat and then headed to the metro to catch the subway train to the palace. All in […]

Vienna – Day 2 – Part 2

After our wonderful day at the Schönbrunn Palace we were feeling pretty good and just a little tired. We made our way back to the hotel to take a load off and consider our options and it wasn’t long before we were back out pounding the streets toward our next destination. We made our way […]

Vienna – Day 3 – Part 1

Close Today we just wanted to take advantage of the sunshine and walk around some of the big sites. We had breakfast at Cafe Mozart and then made our way toward the The Vienna Secession. Close Also known as the Union of Austrian Artists, it was formed in 1897 by a group of Austrian artists […]