I took a train from Krakow to Vienna.
I had not slept enough, but I ordered a baguette sandwich from the train station shop, featured above.
I proceeded to take a bite out of this custard filled soft treat.
This was a new age meditation store selling Buddha statues. Very upscale.
I did not realize that they have Café Coffee Day in Vienna. Usually such franchises start in Europe or US and spread to the rest of the world.
I saw that.
This is me before the Mozarthaus — Mozart’s house.
Haydn said he is the greatest he knows (floor 3).
Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro (Freemason influence – floor 2)
Die Zauberflöte, apartment (bourgeois, loved wife Costanza a lot, cold, lots of furniture, worked past 12am, 6 sheets of 12 lines of music per day – floor 1)
It is interesting to see how construction is done in such 300 hundred year old neighborhoods.
Mozart was a freemason:
Marriage of Figaro original (I think):
I began to think. The world rewards with fame those with the ability to focus — with the ability to do something every day and be the best at it. … those with undying passion for what they do, who don’t care about anything else.
Mozart, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and Café Coffee Day, are case in point.
This is me inside the Mozarthaus.
I was tired of visiting churches in every city in Europe — boring.
But St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna was incredibly impressive, more than the Vatican.
It’s has been running non-stop for hundred’s of years.
What I’d do is read the wikipedia article about the site as I visit it.
I was leveraging a selfie-stick.
What a gothic site!
I travelled with this Ethiopian chap from the hostel the next day. He was living in Washington DC at the time. Later he would hit me up with some tech questions.
Audiobooks are excellent. They are cheap and efficient and let you hear about the site in your language of choice.
The palace had huge grounds.
What an autumn road.
What a picture!