Makenna in Vienna

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Makenna is in Vienna!

Hey, that rhymes!

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We arrived here by train, of course, and went straight to our Renaissance Hotel.

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The Imperial Riding School Renaissance

The hotel used to be the “Imperial Riding School,” so it was old (but renovated), and there were photos of horses everywhere.

It was quite beautiful with all of the old paintings and stained glass.

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That night, we went to the Parliament, which had a beautiful fountain with statue of the Greek Goddess Athena, which caught my eye.

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The whole building had a sort of a Greek and Roman theme to it.

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I wanted to understand why, so we did some research.

The architect of the building wanted to remind politicians working inside about their responsibility to history.

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While in Vienna, we also went to the Vienna Museum.

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We viewed many things from the creation of the city to present day.

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Vienna is the largest city in and the capital of Austria.  The architecture planning of the city is still recognized around the world and there are models and sketches in this museum.

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You might recall, in the Sound of Music, the Baroness, Uncle Max and the Captain are driving from Vienna, when they see all the children hanging from the trees.

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Vienna is also where Mozart spent his adult years, after leaving his birthplace of Salzburg.

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So, we decided that there was only one thing to do! Go see a Mozart show!

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We also wanted to see a marionette show, so we booked tickets to see Mozart’s Magic Flute at the Marionette Theater!

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The marionettes glided across the stage as though they were real.

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Each one was so carefully designed.

At the end of the show, we got to go back stage and see the puppets up close.

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They are amazing and the people who controlled the puppets are so talented

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Vienna was beautiful.

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Along the famous “Ringstrasse.”

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Opera House

Look for more posts from your Junior WorldTrek Reporter

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I signed (and drew in) the guestbook at the Marionette Theater

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