The Time I went to Mozart’s Vienna and a tidbit I learned about fame

I took a train from Krakow to Vienna.

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I had not slept enough, but I ordered a baguette sandwich from the train station shop, featured above.

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I proceeded to take a bite out of this custard filled soft treat.

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This was a new age meditation store selling Buddha statues. Very upscale.

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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.

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I saw that.

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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)

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It is interesting to see how construction is done in such 300 hundred year old neighborhoods.

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Mozart was a freemason:

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Marriage of Figaro original (I think):

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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.

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This is me inside the Mozarthaus.

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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.

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What I’d do is read the wikipedia article about the site as I visit it.

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I was leveraging a selfie-stick.

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What a gothic site!

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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.

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Audiobooks are excellent. They are cheap and efficient and let you hear about the site in your language of choice.

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The palace had huge grounds.

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What an autumn road.

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What a picture!

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