Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In Vienna even the horses dance waltz

Getting up early after a ball night is hard! Very hard! But we had tickets for the funny little Lipizzaner horses - something like first class circus horses that dance to waltz and sounds from Mozart.

After lunch we visited St. Stephen's cathedral. I guess the biggest church in Austria.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Vienna, Dresses, Balls and Hotels

Saturday morning we moved on to Vienna to check in to Hotel Imperial. Fortunately my brother works there, so we got the room for a really nice price.

The afternoon we ran around in town to find a dress for Lovisa that she could wear on the lawyers ball, one of Vienna's most elegant balls. I think we checked 20 stores and tried every dress. It was hard hard work but the result was amazing!

Some posing like Paris Hilton.
The ball was opened with a traditional black white opening in the Wiener Hofburg, the former residence of the Habsburg rulers.

Back to the hotel my brother showed us some of the really expensive rooms where Queen Elizabeth, Putin and Condoleezza Rice usually stay for 7000€ a night.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Skiing II

No, it's not Sweden it's the Austrian alps. The only place where the sun is always shining, the people are always friendly and where the snow is not artificial. Some people might call it heaven, we call it Kitzsteinhorn. A great glacier for snowboarding with a big funpark and the possibility to go off pist and ride down in powder.

This one shows Lovisa's first jump on the board.