Wednesday, May 5, 2010
My travelling companion Ellie asked me a really unfair question, "Would you rather live in Venice and Vienna?" Much like "Would you rather sleep with Betty or Wilma?" -both have so much to recommend them, but I had to say Vienna. As much as I LOVE Venice, I though Vienna was this incredibly cultured place that was so present-day vibrant and Venice is really a lovely jewel-box. Plus I would just be an Alps away from the Grand Canal where I would weekend with Gunther and... Oops sliding into a fantasy world again.
Vienna looks like a city that has cleaned up since WWII, but can't hide that it was heavily bombed. (Much like I was in the 90's!) Yet, it possesses charm, elegance and edge. I loved it all.