Know More About Vienna & Other Travel Destinations

Have you gone to Vienna? And if you haven’t done so, are you planning to go some time soon?

Vienna is known for its quality of life. It has also been ranked  2nd by the the Economist Intelligence Unit  among the world’s most livable cities between 2011 and 2015. It is 2nd only to Melbourne, Australia Because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also known as the “City of Music” and since it is also home to the first psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, it is also dubbed as  “The City of Dreams”. But wait, there’s more. Apart from all of these distinctions, there are also very interesting museums you can find in Vienna. You can find more about them through this enlightening article on 5 Museums You Should Visit in Vienna which can be accessed through the helpful and informative Fish&Tips website.

Fish&Tips  features what the traveler at heart needs to know about Culture, Food and of course, Travel. And the articles do not just focus on a particular region or part of the world but rather, they are global in scope. You are sure to find something in the site that would interest you. Then, of course, if you are like me who is curious about Vienna, that Vienna museum article I have mentioned would be the first to capture your eye.

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The main square where the government buildings were located, with Mt Vesuvius at the background

Up until two days before the scheduled visit, I was so sure Pompeii was a person. I had in mind that we will see some monument of a person and display of his great works. When I was told that it’s a place, despondently all I could say was “Oh, it sounded like a guy’s name.”

So I read a bit about it and here’s what I found out. Pompeii was an ancient Roman city which was buried in 4-6 meters of ash and pumice (a type of volcanic rock) when a volcano called Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

The disaster remained in people’s minds but was eventually forgotten until an exploration of the ancient site was conducted. The ruined city remained frozen in time until it was discovered by a surveying engineer in 1748.

The buried buildings which were designed only to last for a few decades remained standing for 2000 years. Pompeii as an archaeological site is the longest continually excavated site in the world, but even after hundreds of years of work, about a third of the city still lies buried.

We spent a few hours exploring the area and it was amazing to see and have a bit of an idea what Roman city-life was like 2000 years ago.

Other posts about ITALY:
LAKE COMO – day trip and transport strike (1 of 2)
LAKE COMO – day trip and transport strike (2 of 2)
A night out in VENICE
VENICE (1 of 3): A city with no cars – visited during the Regata Storica
VENICE (2 of 3): St Mark’s Square –Where everyone goes
VENICE (3 of 3): Gelatos and Masks
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Travel Photo of the Week 13—>You are here

Text & Photos by Alicia Davis

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The Louvre Pyramid

It was a nice sunny day when I went to visit the Louvre Museum. The glass and metal pyramid in the background is the Louvre Pyramid which serves as the main entrance to the museum. This structure, which was highly controversial when it was first built, has now become a landmark in Paris.

When queues are long in the main entrance, an alternate entrance is via the underground shopping mall.

Other posts about Paris:
Midnight at the EIFFEL TOWER – PARIS
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Travel Photo of the Week 9 —You are here

Text & Photos by Alicia Davis