Mozart in the Park

Mozart Feeding the Birds

For about three years the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart kept a pet starling. The first record of the starling is the entry Mozart made in his expense book when he bought it on 27 May 1784: starling bird. 34 kreutzer. That was fine! The music Mozart jotted down in the book is fairly close to the opening theme of the third movement of his Piano …

Strauss Monument Vienna

Strauss Statue Vienna

Strauss Statue Vienna: Edmund Hellmer’s golden Strauss Monument is the most popular photographic subject in Vienna. The gilded bronze monument of Johann Strauss II was unveiled to the public on 26 June 1921 and is framed by a marble relief made by Edmund Hellmer. On this occasion the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra played the Blue Danube Waltz, composed by Strauss.

Mozart Statue Vienna

Mozart Monument Vienna

Mozart Monument Vienna : This monument of Mozart is situated inside the Burggarten (Imperial Palace Gardens). In the high summer tourist season, it is actually quite challenging to take a picture of Mozart like this one, because there are dozens of tourists wanting to do exactly the same in any part of the day. Burggarten is a large park in Vienna Inner City …

Hungarian State Opera House - Budapest

Hungarian State Opera House

The Hungarian State Opera House (Hungarian: Magyar Állami Operaház) is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. Originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House, it was designed by Miklós Ybl, a major figure of 19th-century Hungarian architecture. Construction began in 1875, funded by the city of Budapest and by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and the new house opened to the public on the …

Old Bailey Central Criminal Courts London

Old Bailey Central Criminal Courts London

Old Bailey Central Criminal Courts London known from the street on which it stands, is a court in London and one of a number of buildings housing the Crown Court. Part of the present building stands on the site of the medieval Newgate gaol, on a road named Old Bailey that follows the line of the City of London’s fortified wall (or bailey), which runs from Ludgate …

Christ Church College Oxford

Christ Church Oxford University

Christ Church Oxford is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. The college is associated with Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, which serves as the college chapel and whose dean is ex officio the college head. Like its sister college, Trinity College, Cambridge, it was traditionally considered the most aristocratic college of its university. It is the second wealthiest …