Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 7 - Tuesday

Breakfast(extensive buffet) was served from 6:30 p.m. on the patio overlooking the Danube River. It was great to be so near this famous river and watch the river traffic as we ate. On the buses by 8 the first stop was the Schoenbrun Palace, built by the Habsburgs as an imitation of the Palace at Versailles-- a majestic place considering the Main Palace is only a short distance away in the city. We took walking tours of the Palace enjoying the information from our guide. Following the tour we were dropped off again to get our own lunch after another trip through the other palace back in the city. At 2 pm we started our first rehearsal with Dr. Eph Ehly. It was a real workout until 5 pm when we took a break for food. Supper was at a family restaurant called Restaurant Kardos where we had a great time of fellowship but quickly had to get back to the ancient Minoritenkirche for another rehearsal from 7 til 9. The church dates back many hundreds of years and the sound when we sing is amazing--noting like it! Tired we got back to our hotel about 10 p.m.

THE Imperial Palace and gardens.

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