Saturday, May 3, 2008

Vienna Past/Perfect #3

The first district is the old city, and today, it's the Vienna that drive-thru tourists see, a hub of overpriced antiques and street quartets playing Strauss. I like it more than most Viennese, but then I'm still a tourist here myself. But in this photo from 1950, Karntnerstrasse looks pretty hopping--in a international spy movie sort of way. I suspect there were many rumba bars. Now it's a pedestrian zone with potted plants. Oh well.

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