Austrian Sights

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  1. Richard Brown

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    It's getting better and better Johanna :)

    I do like to see artefacts from my youth. The schoolroom reminds me of the display in the museum at Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta - about a 1 hour drive from Edmonton.

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  2. J. A.

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    Thank you, Richard! :)

    The whole museum is a huge exhibition. My pictures are just a small part of what can be seen there. For someone like me, who is interested in history, it's always worth a visit. I was there four times since it's been opened (mostly with my students), and there was something new to detect each time. :)
     
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    Surely that scooter ski, and that helmet with the holes for the ears?
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    Great photos Johanna and very entertaining museum shots. Thanks.
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    Fascinating. Always interesting to have a place to see the march of time.

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    Thank you both. :)
     
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    Yesterday, the journey went to Eisenstadt, Burgenland's capital. It's about 60 km from home. This time I was accompanied by my son.

    Here's a map of the locations we visited:


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    Maps

    1 - walk to the wall and palace park
    2 - Palace Esterházy
    3 - Gloriette

    Again, it was a very hot day.
    When you come to the pedestrian zone next to Palace Esterhazy, this is your welcoming committee:


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    Of course the castle can't escape your notice. You'll also see this:


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    What we did first was to head towards the old city wall. There are parts of it still here.


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    The last picture is a view from the wall down to the street.
    Buildings in Eisenstadt:


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    Here's the townhall:


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    Someone was working there in front of it, it was impossible to take a better picture.

    Palace Esterházy is a baroque castle. The most famous room in it is the Haydnsaal.


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    From the front


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    From behind


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    Inner yard
    Some details:


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    Eisenstadt's Hungarian name is Kismarton (Little Martin).
    Translation of the table (right side: Joseph Haydn's famous quote "My language is understood all over the world.")

    Something very interesting in the middle of a town:


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    Burgenland observatory

    This belongs to the palace, although it's far away, in the middle of Leitha Mountains:


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    The Gloriette
     
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    A definite must on the cut-outs for the helmet to accommodate for my ears!! LOL! ;)

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    Our walk through the park

    Again, a map with important locations


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    Maps

    It was very hot that day. Prove:


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    A playground without children
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    My son taking pictures of the ducks near the machinery pond. The wet "spot" on his back was caused by the rucksack he's usually wearing with photo equipment in it.
    The machinery pond, also unpopulated:


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    Many people were bathing.


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    The entrance to the baths is to the left of this building.


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    Here's the Orangery:


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    It was a greenhouse, also events were taking place here.


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    Now the place I like the most:


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    Leopoldine Temple and Leopoldine pond
    It's allowed to step on the grass in this park. When I was studying, 30 years ago, my colleagues and I often took a walk in this park. We were living near it. Also, when we had to learn for exams, we did so lying on the grass, enjoying the nature and the silence, although the street is not far away.

    In Eisenstadt, there's also Haydn house, Haydn church with Haydn's mausoleum, which we didn't visit this time.
     
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  10. The OB

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    A very interesting travelogue, Johanna, displayed in an entertaining way to show us where and how people live in other parts of the world. Hot weather, but beautiful blue sky in your photos:) Thanks.
    Andrew


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