The Admont Abbey

 “We’re getting married.  Should we get you a diamond?” -Mr. Big “No.  No.  Just get me a really big closet.” -Carrie Bradshaw Like Carrie I’m not much of a traditional girl.  Keep your diamonds, I just want a really big home library, with a rolling ladder, modelled after the Admont Abbey.  A longtime lover of architecture and libraries, I stumbled upon the library of the Admont Abbey five years ago whilst perusing lists of the world’s most beautiful libraries.  The library is essentially my idea of perfection.  While I will likely continue to visit libraries around the world, I believe none…

Let Them Eat Cake

I have long adored Marie Antoinette.  I was reading her biography when I found out she actually practiced ballet!  Having danced myself since the age of four I was delighted to find yet another similarity between myself and the Queen of France.  I went to learn more about her foray into the world of dance and in my research learned her life had been interpreted in its own ballet…and was playing in Vienna in May & June!  This was the sole deciding factor for me as to why now was the perfect time to finally visit Austria.  I am so glad…

Moons & Junes & Ferris Wheels

 ~painting the roses red~ We arrived in Vienna in the evening (later than planned as our connecting flight from Warsaw had been cancelled and our replacement flight then delayed).  We were staying in a lovely Airbnb near Volkstheatre (just at the edge of historic Vienna).  Worn out from a day of travel, we decided to forego exploring our first night and begin our trip the following dayOur first day in Vienna was a Sunday, which meant most of the city was quiet.  While many tourist attractions and restaurants were still open, Austria is in favour of giving its shop keeps a…

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