Wednesday, December 05, 2007

More Vienna

I have slowly been going through my images from the trip and thought I would share some here.

Rathaus, Vienna

This is the Rathaus, or Vienna city hall. There is probably some better way to pronounce it, but I just kept calling it the Rat House all week. Despite never taking a German class, I can understand a good amount of what people are saying, but pronunciation is another problem. I find that nodding and pointing works very well.

I took this shot, excuse me, "made this image", from the Volkgarten. There were rows, and rows of plants wrapped up in burlap sacks that fascinated me. They looked creepy, and I think work well here.

Dave, Vienna Museum
This is Dave at the Vienna Museum. Or as I like to think of this image, "I am done looking at all the medieval weaponry and now have to wait for my wife and sister to stop looking at the art."
Dead Fish

The Natural History Museum, or the Naturhistorisches Museum, was enormous, and loaded with room, after room, after room of animals, birds, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs and every other dead earthly thing you can imagine. It was intense. And beautiful. And sometimes a little creepy. After passing through dozens of rooms, and seeing thousands of dead things, I put my face up against the glass of a hollowed out tree with what I presumed to be an old, inactive ant farm. Turns out it was an active ant farm, with thousands of live ants, not dead ones. There was only minor screaming involved.

These are some dead fish, in an image I like to call, "Dead Fish."

Monday, December 03, 2007

No, this is the post that brings me back from my blogging break

I have no idea how this Pats game is going to turn out. It doesn't look good right now, and the Patriots defense is playing like crap. However, I need to meet the moron who decided to drag Don Shula out of his grave and put him in the booth tonight. For reals. If you are going to make inflammatory comments about my team to a newspaper reporter, you best have the nerve to say it live on Monday Night Football. But since you don't Mr. Shula, and you have spent your time backtracking and covering your behind, you sound like an washed up old man.

If my husband would let me put the game on mute, I wouldn't have this problem.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Blackbird singing in the dead of night

Vienna Opera House

I haven't done Photo Friday in a while, so I thought I would come back from my blogging break with a photo entry. The category is "Dead of Night" and this is the Opera House in Vienna. There were two trams passing in front of it at the time.