Tuesday 24 May 2016

Day three of our cruise on the Danube

An early morning coach tour of Vienna - not the best of weather.

Thermal powerplant artwork by Austrian designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

It was all too much for Kay - who promptly fell asleep!

Views from the coach.

There was a ceremony going on for newly elected President.......

.... in the drizzling rain.

Hofburg Palace statue.

Statue of Hercules - beating someone up.

Your carriage awaits...

Hercules - at it again.

Monument to the Black Plague.

St. Stephens Cathedral, Austria.

Inside the Cathedral.

Reflections of Vienna.

There's a caption here somewhere.

Back at the riverside moorings - with three identical ships.

Same ships, rival companies.

The weather cleared up for our afternoon visit the the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.

I think these are rows of sentry boxes (?).

The palace was getting ready for a concert.

Nothing better than a well-trimmed bush.

The rear of the palace.

Where do I start?

A feathered visitor.

A duck stepping out - good job it wasn't a goose!

Arty camera work.

Driving back to the ship - over the 'Lion Bridge'

Setting sail.

That Vienna skyline.

Farewell to Vienna.
©Ken Duffey

June 2016