These beat the heck out of Schneeballens
It was very cold out today and so Gary wanted a hat. That was easy as there were quite a few hat stores, he was in heaven. He admits to a hat, watch, and shoe fetish, but I know of a few others...cars would be on that list too. We just strolled and strolled and could not get enough of this place. Gary loves to look at the women's fashion (well that's what he says he's looking at)...but I have to agree the European women dress fabulously......and they are all thin and can pull off anything. Very few heavy Europeans.
The University that sits right here is the one for worldwide economics and has lots of students from the U.S.A. here so that explains why English is used so much. We saw so much wealth here as well. Bentley's, Mercedes, Land Rovers and on and on dashing down these small crowded cobblestone streets.
I got to see my Lipizzaners today. The stable for them is right in the Market area and there they were eating lunch. They have an exercise time every morning but we missed it, and they have an exhibition tomorrow at 1:00 but we will be gone. Well I got to look at them in person and that will have to do. I will go home and rent that Disney movie that I saw as a kid that had made such an impression on me and really the only reason I knew of Vienna at all. I will also rent the movie about "Sissi" the Empress Elisabeth who fell victim to an assassination sort of like the Marie Antoinette situation I think. But Sissi's picture was everywhere around here as a real saint to the people and I would love to learn more about that. Today I also learned that Beethoven was not from Vienna but Hitler was. Two misconceptions that these people like to let you know. Also "Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein were both born and raised in Vienna and unfortunately the last of the real intellects", she said that not me.