This morning Pauline and I took the U-Bahn to Shönbrunn Palace. Here we spent the morning seeing 40 of the 1500 rooms of the palace, wandering the gardens, climbing to the Glorietta (the building on the hill) and getting lost in the labrynth. Okay, actually we got lost just about everywhere (we got off at the wrong station, turned the wrong way after leaving the right station, got lost trying to find the maze, etc). But it was a beautiful day and we had a lovely time.

This is the Glorietta.

In our last stop at Shönbrunn Palace, I earned another degree in Strüedel baking (I was the volunteer chosen from the audience to help finish off the strüedel. Take that Mom – I can cook after all!

This afternoon I walked out to the Hundertwasserhaus, a little architechtural trip on the wild side. Also down the street is the Kunst Haus (another piece of architecture designed by the same man.

This is the floor inside the Kunst Haus. Can you tell from the picture that the floor is not flat?

And in the fountain, parts of the water fountain flow uphill! Can you tell?

And last, but not least, the “Modern Toilet” at the Hundertwasser Village.

Hope you’re having a good time so far! I’m off to try to get standing tickets for the opera (significantly cheaper if you’re willing to stand for the whole time).

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