Vienna – travel to royalty

Hi guys! Here’s wishing you all a very happy new year 2015!

Back from a deep slumber ..ehh! My new year’s resolution is to get back to blogging (and resolutions are meant to be adhered to ; for some time atleast!) So here’s a photo-account of my recent trip to Vienna. As always, I and my husband are never too fussed about ticking all the ‘must-visit’ boxes. ‘Experiencing’ the place and its people is our motive for most of our holidays and this comes next only to the real motive – relaxation!

So Vienna is beautiful and this of-course goes without saying. Although winter may not be the best season for visitors who aren’t used to biting cold! But if you can bear -10 degrees, then the sheer grandeur of white snow-laden architecture is worth the pain! Most ‘must-visit-places’ lists for Vienna speak about the history and royalty, which can be seen in even in the streets (leave alone the palaces and operas) of the Innerstadt. It is not just the city of Hapsburgs, Mozart, Freud, museums, art and horse carriages but it is an experience that comes together in the sips of coffee at the ‘kaffehauses’. And the fresh orange juice served with the breakfast platters is to die for!!

Will come back soon to catch up on my travel in 2014 and the upcoming travels and experiences this year! Thanks for being with me 🙂

The streets of Vienna

 

These horse carriages are everywhere in the Innerstadt

These horse carriages are everywhere in the Innerstadt

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace

St. Stephen's cathedral

St. Stephen’s cathedral

Mariahilfer Straße- the shopping street in Vienna

Mariahilfer Straße- the shopping street in Vienna

St. Stephen's cathedral

St. Stephen’s cathedral

Prayers at St. Stephen’s cathedral

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Naschmarkt – the oldest market in Vienna

 

Leopold Museum - Museumsquartier

Leopold Museum – Museumsquartier

Christmas at Wiener Rathaus

Christmas at Wiener Rathaus

The sun setting on these grand buildings

Ahhh Vienna you beauty!

Ahhh Vienna you beauty!

Danke schön!

 

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Todi

Green.. serene and gentle like a woman holding Veena in a forest with a mild fragrance flowing in the air.. Thats Raag Todi picturised for us… I felt the raag playing in the background when I sat beneath those trees and watched by better half go for a jog and chose to  relax and be at peace with my mind and soul… I clicked these pictures while not moving too much and covering whatever I could by rotating in my place 😛 Lazy shots.. relaxation mattered 🙂 Enjoy the greenery! do you hear ‘Raina Beeti Jaye’ anywhere.. 🙂

Feel yourself lost in the exceptional music piece!