Go See Vienna! And Take Your Kids!

by Becky on August 25, 2012 · 1 comment

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When we dock in Vienna, we each have a few things we really, really want to do.  My son the Mozart lover, he’s about the music.  And the architecture.  I love watching his face each time we enter a cathedral.  My younger daughter and I want cake (my daily ritual).  My older daughter, the vintage queen, wants to do some thrifting, if there’s any thrifting to be done.  And my youngest–well, he’s the disappearing act.  I finally have to turn off my “quiet box” (the radio/head phone set that dials me in to our group’s historian-slash-tour guide) because I can’t manage to listen to her and keep track of my eight-year-old at the same time.  I mean, every monument in the city is begging to be climbed, and he has no compunction about dashing off to the nearest one, even if it means getting himself lost.

Notice the look of awe.   One of the best things about the trip is watching the kids react to beauty.

And watching them react to each other. 

Tucked into the tower of St. Matthias church, Vienna.  Better than playing in a fort . . . 

All smiles.  Does she know there’s a piece of cake somewhere in her day?  Below:  the “Che” beret that called out to her from the shelves of Little Joe’s Gang, a vintage clothing store in Vienna.

  • Vienna - Thrift Shop Vienna - Thrift Shop Outside thrift shop in Vienna
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 1 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 1 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 1
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 2 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 2 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 2
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 3 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 3 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 3
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 4 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 4 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 4
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 5 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 5 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 5
  • Vienna - Vintage Glasses 6 Vienna - Vintage Glasses 6 Compilation of vintage glasses at a thrift store in Vienna - photo 6
     

 The vintage queen selects a pair of glasses.  Who cares that they’re not prescription?  Take them back to the states, ship them off somewhere to be retrofitted with prescription lenses . . . and you’re good, right?  But which pair to choose?  Which PAIR?

 

anna October 27, 2012 at 1:52 am

mortified to find out you’ve already taken your trip to Vienna….

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