Thursday, 22 September 2016

Brom goes royal


Today was our last day in Vienna. Which is a bit of a shame, because it is a beautiful city. But we're in our last week and we need to take the car back to Mara and Gera's Papa and Mama. 

Mara and Gera took it easy this morning. Very easy and I was afraid we would never get away to see anything! But, they finally got their socks on and off we went. And it was the Schönbrunn Palace's turn. I had seen the castle in Prague and the one in Kraków, but I had never been inside one! 

It was so beautiful! Beautiful paintings and beds and chairs and walls and floors and everything. But it was hard to see everything properly, because there were so many people. Mara said she felt like an animal being herded forward and forward. And because of all the people it was sometimes hard for me to see anything too.

A folly that looks like Roman remains. Sort of.
I was very disappointed as well that Mara was NOT allowed to take any photos inside. And she was told from the beginning, so she hadn't even snuck one in! Anyway, it was all beautiful.

After our 'lunch' we went to visit the gardens and they were pretty big. A lot bigger than our garden at home in Norway and really pretty as well. There were orange trees and lemon trees and a place to put them all during the winter. There were beautiful views and fountains and waterfalls and statues and big strange buildings. 

Ehm, left or right! I think...
The best thing though was the maze and the labyrinths. Mara explained the difference: a maze is a place where you have to find your way to the center without getting lost in all the dead ends. A labyrinth is just one path that you follow and will go on and on through the whole garden. Sometimes with funny things or games at some places.

I think we have to go this way
The maze was the most difficult and even though I peeked over the top of the hedge, Gera beat us to the center! But she had a trick to get there first. She did tell us, but I won't tell you, because that's cheating.

The labyrinth was great fun. There were some things that spurt water. Once when Gera stood on something and rocked from one side to another (everybody stayed dry) and once when Mara crossed some stepping stones and there was a spurt of water. She screamed and jumped and got a wet foot! Very funny.

Right before she got spurted
We went back to the hotel quite early, since last night was so late and they had to find out a little about tomorrow. But it was a good day again.

Yum! Apfelstrudel


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day once your peeps got their socks on!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. When I looked at the photos later, I saw Mara didn't even wear socks today!

  2. Ah Vienna! Beautiful and so much to offer! Safe travels tomorrow!

    1. Indeed! I don't think I saw half I wanted to see and I will definitely return some day to see more!

  3. Hari OM
    Okay, maybe not socks, but sandals yes... I love mazes and labyrinths too. So glad you got see the beauty with your own'll just have store the images in you very own 'sd card'!!! Hugs and growlies, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. Mara doesn't like mazes very much, but now she knows Gera's trick, so perhaps next time she will like it!

  4. Brings back wonderful memories…its time the peeps went to visit Vienna again (as long as they take ME of course!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. That is one amazing place. It was not so crowded in April when we visited. Did you ride on Mara's shoulder so you could see over the people? We did not have time to visit the labyrinth as we move very slowly. We are older than Mara's Papa and Mama.

    1. There was a group there who stood between one room and another, blocking everybody! I sat in her purse, because Mara is always afraid she will loose me. She said that she was more afraid to loose me than to loose her money!

  6. That was certainly a wonderful castle, not like Buckingham palace, which was rather poorly decorated in comparison to this one. Did you see the ghost of Sissi ?

  7. Wow, that is some castle. Glad you got to tour it. I too am very respectful of the no photo taking. The maze and labyrinth sounds like fun!


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