|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 11-30-2010 08:41 PM||1389 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-30-2010 08:41 PM
So. We are returned from our opera trip to Vienna. Without doubt the highlight was a spectacular Alcina, followed closely by an excellent Rigoletto, and ended with a pretty poor Manon Lescaut.
But. To woodworking. My wife and I stumbled across the Imperial Furniture Museum, and spent about 5 hours wandering around, reading the plaques (all in English and German), and being amazed. To be sure, it’s very Vienna centric, but who knew that they used to move the entire furniture from one palace to another when the family moved?! I’d have thought they could afford a set per palace, but apparently not. Much of it, of course, is behind a pretty high-tech security system, but there was a hall where you could sit in (and look at the construction of) one of around 30 chairs…
Apologies for the poor photo quality – cheapest mobile phone on the market.
If you’re ever in Vienna I’d have no hesitation in recommending a visit.
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