Monday, December 5, 2011

Feeling a Bit Royal

Viewing the fabulous collections in Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum is a great way to spend a cold wintery day.  What's your pleasure?  Egyptian?  Greek?  Roman? Rembrandt? Caravaggio?  Or my favorite, the Bruegels?  As marvelous as these treasures are, I'm always distracted and enchanted by the floors, ceilings and walls of the museum.   


  1. Martha, thank you for looking at my blog and leaving a comment. Comments don't happen often. My name is Jeff and I live in South Dakota, but just spent a week in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Couldn't help shooting lots of pictures given the light and subject. Mostly my posts are for my own entertainment and discipline.

    Your museum pictures are rich and beautiful, up to your high standard. They are a joy to view.

  2. Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for your kind words. May you never feel taken for granted. I feel it's so important not to take anyone for granted that I wrote it into my marriage vows.
    Best wishes,

  3. Great pics as usual Martha! We were in Vienna for the Christmas markets as usual last weekend and saw the Winter Marchen exhibition, fantastic Breugels, so much detail.

    The building is amazing, next timme I am definately having a glass of something fizzy at that restaurant, very classy!

    Have a merry Christmas and keep up the good work!

  4. It's quite a place, isn't it? Even if it were empty of its many treasures it would be worth a visit—and a glass of fizz.


  5. That's one museum building that's been built for the purpose it serves, just like to Natural History Museum's building opposite the square.

    I have had brunch at the Naturhistorische, the Nautilus Cafe', well worth a visit too.

  6. I'm so glad you said that, Merisi. The Naturhistorische Museum is my favorite museum of all time It's like a museum of a museum. Did you have their chocolate drink at the Nautilus Cafe? It's almost a pudding...delicious!