From Vienna, Austria
This is where Napoleon on bended knee asked for hand in marriage of Austrian emperor’s daughter
Imagine a splendiferous imperial throne room, glittering jewelry on beautiful ladies wearing their finest evening gowns during the grand gala balls and receptions for foreign dignitaries.
Then imagine a solemn ceremony in which the Emperor bestows knighthood onto some lucky landowner or worthy citizen.
Then imagine Napoleon on a bended knee asking for the hand in marriage of the Austrian Emperor’s daughter.
That’s what the Throne Room of the Hofburg imperial palace had been used during the last 200 or so years.
And this evening, Elizabeth and I took two of my grandchildren there to a concert at the Ceremonial Hall of the imperial Hofburg Palace.
The musical menu consisted mostly of the Viennese fare of waltzes, polkas and songs. But there was also a Hungarian dance.
Earlier in the day, Elizabeth and I went out for another walk through our “back yard” vineyards. And we capped it with an early dinner at that “s’ Pfft” restaurant. BTW – Elizabeth is sporting in the right shot her new Salzburg sweat shirt. 🙂
Here are a couple of short video excerpts from the concert:
CONCERT AT CEREMONIAL HALL OF THE HOFBURG PALACE, Part 1 – June 10, 2017 – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic in Vienna, Austria
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A film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – July 2, 2017
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