Monday, June 13, 2011
June 10th – A Viennese Whirl
For lunch, we avoided the obvious deep-fried breaded meat options, and headed to the naschmarket where there's a bewildering choice of restaurants and food stalls churning out mouth-watering stuff. We settled on that typical Viennese fare – the falafel sandwich, which was delicious.
From there, we headed for the Belvedere Palace, to see the modern art collection there, featuring the world's biggest collection of works by local boy Gustav Klimt. Even if it weren't for the wonderful art on offer, the Palace itself is pretty impressive (another mini-Versailles); but the Klimt collection was breathtaking – so different to what was being produced elsewhere in the artworld at the time.