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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Appreciating Music in Vienna

During one evening in Vienna, we went for a concert featuring the waltz music by Johann Strauss. The concert hall is inside a stand-alone building in the heart of the city.


The concert hall is not very big, but big enough for a medium-scale chamber music. Beautiful chandeliers adorn the ceiling of the hall.


When the concert was about to start, we took our seats which were at the last few rows. When everybody had settled down, the first tuned took its note.


The performance was a mixture of waltz music and excerpts from operas as well as ballroom dancing. It was an enjoyable evening at the city which was once the cradle of music.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Dining in the Rathaus

The Town Hall (Rathaus) in Vienna is a government building housing the office of the mayor and also the city council. The construction work started in 1872 and the building was completed eleven years later.



The long corridor in front of the Town Hall building is a meeting point and resting place of the locals.


At the basement is a historic restaurant operating since 1899, called the Wiener Rathauskeller. The restaurant is beautifully adorned with chandeliers and vaulted ceiling.



We had our dinner there during our first night in Vienna and the soup served was with pan-fried egg strips.


The main course was carved fried chicken served with parsley potatoes. The chicken cutlet was very crispy on the outside and moist inside.


To cap it off, a dessert with vanilla ice-cream and mixed berries was served. The little sourness of the berries went well with the sweet ice-cream.


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