Austrian Picture Show

Posted: Nov 12, 2003 10:10:29 AM

Now for a change of pace, and to make up for the long delays between the last report and this one, I offer a true and accurate* account of my time in Vienna, staying with webmaster Peter.

This is Peter's house. Not very large, I'll admit, but very cosy.

The interior of Peter's house.

A little sculpture in the back yard.

The view from my window.

When he wasn't looking I had a look in Peter's closet for some clothing to borrow.

I hope he won't notice that I stretched it out a little...

Peter's father drives a nice car, although it was a little breezy.

On our tour around the city we saw many examples of exquisite 21st century scaffolding.

We also had a look in the Hapsburg crypts. Cheery, no?

This is the coffin of the last empress of Austria, Zitha. She's not actually dead yet, and occasionally gets up to yell at the tourists. That's her in the background, in the blue jacket.

Some parts of Vienna reminded me a little of my travels in Turkey, but of course that's silly, because why would there be anything from Ephesus in Austria?

The person in the bottom left-hand corner of this picture is not me. And I'm not talking to Peter's father, either.

This is my train leaving for Venice. I had to take this picture very quickly, then run to catch up.

* that is, the pictures are true and accurate. Their descriptions, on the other hand, are completely false. But then, I hope you have worked that out already.


Peter   Nov 12, 2003 11:25:45 AM

Ah, there it is :)
Looks like I forgot to resize one of the waggon pictures... will go and fix that *now* :)

Damon   Nov 12, 2003 11:27:01 AM

Ta *grin*

Rimmers   Nov 12, 2003 11:30:02 AM

hmm, accurate, where have i heard this before?

nice house interior...

Peter   Nov 12, 2003 11:42:38 AM

That's the Völkerkundemuseum inside the Hofburg, Rimmers :)

*waves at Damon*
So how about a little update on what you're doing right now?

Damon   Nov 12, 2003 11:48:01 AM

I am writing that right now, as another report.

Peter   Nov 12, 2003 12:05:46 PM

2 reports in a day, now *that* is a nice change of pace :)
Hope you're doing fine and will get to see most of what you want to see.

Charlotte   Nov 12, 2003 4:34:45 PM

Nice pics. More, more! Also nice of you to post a picture especially for all those people who have been clamouring for another shot of the back of your head. *chuckle*

Peter   Nov 12, 2003 6:22:53 PM

Well, I have *real* Damon pictures as well, but I'm not allowed to post those... He insists that people go and see him in RL if they want to know what he looks like...

Pretty evil that Damon guy...

el mariachi   Nov 12, 2003 6:37:50 PM

But the back of his head is so hot... That's why in the background you can always see this sort of buzzing horde of people waiting to snatch some of his hair to keep.

Nick   Nov 12, 2003 9:10:22 PM

I wonder what the costs of polishing that marble are ?

Rimmers   Nov 13, 2003 12:12:32 PM

@ Peter

you don´t have to call your entrance hall the Vö need for modesty!

and i was pictured too, but just like Damon i insist on the right of mystification... erh... or something like that.

Harlequina   Nov 14, 2003 9:03:12 AM

Dude. Just. Dude.

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