Before I came to Vienna, I had only seen awe-inspiring pictures of centuries old buildings and magnificent sculptures and urban art work. I had heard the whimsical musings of the city’s great composers, Mozart for instance, but I didn’t really have a true idea of what the ultra-historic Austrian capitol was all about.
Like a fine painting or perfectly rendered photograph, Vienna is a city of a thousand words. Breath taking, fantasy inducing, majestic. All of these terms match these ancient confines perfectly but none of them actually define the lush landscape surrounding Vienna, simple words can’t produce the feelings of seeing an Emperor’s palace, and these collections of letters will never capture the energy of the people that make Austria’s jewel city such an exciting place to visit.
Vienna is laid out similar to Washington D.C., and our nation’s capitol appears remarkably similar. However, when you take a finer look instead of a fleeting glance, you realize that the facades, terraces, and structures are the same ones that have been created by dynasties and kingdoms…not acts of Congress or Urban Renewal. For as beautiful as the Capitol of the United Sates is, it’s history, it’s story, and it’s beauty will sadly never compare to the beauty of Vienna.