we took a walking tour through Vienna in the middle ages. One thing
we got to see was where the biggest collection of graphic art was. Thomas
(our ever present tour guide) told us how a husband of one of the Habsburgs
collected art over years and now it is the biggest collection in the
world. There are about 60,000 drawings he told us. We also got to stand
on a memorial. Back during World War II, Allied bombs destroyed a building
that was used as a bunker at the time and about 500-600 people died.
And where we stood was right where it had happened. There are some monuments
placed there that were made by a man from the Czech Republic. I like
how Thomas told us that the purpose of this monument/memorial is not
to point fingers but to remember what happened and with that pray and
hope nothing like this will repeat itself. The past is very important,
it is what shapes the future. We can't forget about what has happened
and we must remember so we can change the way we live our lives.
Photo galleries: (from most recent to least recent)