It was shaky weather in Vienna for the most part. Here and there a blue sky would pop up, but unfortunately it was pretty gloomy. I biked quite a bit and took a lot of pictures my first full day in Vienna. Here come a lot of pictures..
Some arches to start.
Vienna Town Hall
The Votivkirche (which was under construction when I later went to go see it), can be seen down the road.
Here is a statue of Dr. Karl Renner who was the first Chancellor of the German Austrian Republic.
(Parlament) Austrian Parliament Building with Pallas-Athena-Brunnen (The Athena Fountain) in front.
A state of Jakob Reumann, Victor Adler and Ferdinand Hanush, three important Austrian Socialists.
The Museumsquartier which looked pretty cool. The next time I visit Vienna (hopefully there's a next time) I'd like to see some museums.
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (Natural History Museum of Vienna)
Statue of Kaiser Franz I at Alte Hofburg (Old castle)
More statues in the area.
This entryway is in a domed archway at Alte Hofburg.
Alte Hofburg from one side.
Statues on Michaelerkirche (St. Michael's Church)
Petersplatz and the Pestsäule (Plague Column)
Nearing Stephansplatz on the Graben.
Stephansplatz and Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral)
Looking towards the Graben from Stephansdom
The front of Mozarthaus which is the only one of Mozart's apartments which still exists. He lived here from 1784 to 1787.
I took some pictures in the Mozarthaus without realizing that pictures weren't allowed. I'll only share this one because I don't know how I feel about putting "illegal" photographs online. :P I have non-blurred shots, but I actually like the way this came out.
A fountain at The Austrian Academy of Sciences (Akademie der Wissenschaften)
I think this is the doorway to Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church).
Fleischmarkt Greek Church
Here is the plaque on the building where Mozart died. He was there for a year and finished a few pieces, but never finished Requiem.
I found this cute little courtyard which after I made my way through it, I realized it came out very near Michaelerkirche. Before heading out to the church I turned around and took a picture of the courtyard. There's a shoe store to the left and an antique store beyond and to the right. If it weren't for people wearing modern clothing nearby, I would've sworn I went back in time. The next picture is a mural near the archway to Michaelerkirche.
A view inside of Michaelerkirche.
Raiffeisenbank in Michaelerplatz.
I biked just a street or two over and randomly decided to go left. I found a place called Minoritenplatz which I found very interesting (stones everywhere), and there weren't many tourists. This is one of the oldest public squares in Vienna as well.
And I took pictures of the church with many names, and a strange monument in front of it. It goes by Minoritenkirche (Greyfriars Church or Minorite Church), or formally as Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee (Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows).
It was starting to get dark so I started making my way back to where I was staying.
I biked by the Vienna Town Hall on my way back, and now they were putting something up in front of it.
To finish off the day, I decided to go to the Konzerthaus to watch a Mozart Concert performed by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.
And the performers.
So that was a long post.