Isn't the monastery at Melk lovely? That day was so glorious that it would have been hard to take a bad picture of it. So let's move on down the Danube. Next up......Vienna, Austria.
The cathedral in Vienna is undergoing restoration. Actually almost every cathedral, church, chapel, etc. we saw was undergoing some sort of restoration. Years of pollution (and sometimes neglect) have taken their toll. Vienna's clever way of dealing with it is to put up canvases that hide the work that is being done behind. On the canvas to the right, you see a photograph of what it is supposed to look like without scaffolding.
Yeah! The second picture uploaded. One cannot go to Vienna without a visit to a coffee house. Demel is one of the oldest and well known. Besides enjoying our decadent coffee, we were able to buy candied violets for darling grand-daughter, Violet.....how appropriate.