Today was our first day of sightseeing in Vienna. And I have seen so many beautiful buildings that I don't even know where to start! Mara said she had the same problem, because every time she wanted to take a photo of a beautiful building on her right, there was one on her left as well and in the end she didn't take any photos at all!!
|These goals were only agreed upon in September 2015!|
Mara and Gera wanted to visit something a bit different as well, apart from the usual castles (I like castles) and museums and churches, so they had a tour at the UN headquarters. If you live in the United States, you may think they are in New York, but the guide told us there were four headquarters in total. In NY, in Geneva, in Nairobi and in Vienna. The one in Vienna deals with nuclear issues (both good and bad), industry and commerce, drugs and crime and outer space. Oh, and refugees.
|Several different beans and peas and such|
We saw one of the big conference halls, where hundreds of delegates from all over the world could gather for large meetings. There was a man who told us a bit about the nuclear application to pulses (it's the year of pulses), so they grow faster and more resistant and give more people a steady diet, be it people who have no access to meat in any form or vegetarians (like myself).
|Yes, it's too men waiting for the traffic light!|
There were a lot of flags of all the countries who are part of the United Nations and several pieces of art from countries all over the world. It was a short but very interesting tour.
|And now they can cross.|
Thumbs up for those lights from all three of us!
After that we took the second of our tours, this time towards the Schönbrunn Palace. Mara said we would probably visit that on Thursday, since tomorrow is completely booked.
|Find the Dutch flag|
Oh, Mara and Gera think that during this holiday they have taken more photos of me than of Mara and Gera put together! I like that very much.