Monday, November 1, 2010

The Big Sleep in Vienna Part 3

Part 3 : Food, Dogs and Cats

Vienna is Wiener Schnitzel and Figlmüller's is the most famous Wiener Schnitzel restaurant of all. Their Schnitzel is enomorous. There was even a “Schnitzel-man” on the promenade and of course, Mozart look-alikes.

The Zum Schwarzen Kameel (The Black Camel) bar & restaurant has been around since 1618. Its standing wine bar serves delicious canapés. It got very crowded with locals just after 6 and some of them were with their dogs.

In fact, dogs were everywhere: cafés, bars, markets, book stores, and the subway (with mouth guard)…. Here is the sign for a dog run, but it seemed like everywhere was a dog zone.

There was even a fountain of a Renaissance king and his dogs at the Buda castle in Budapest. It beautifully showed harmony between people and dogs.

On the other hand, cats were rarely seen. But, in the yard of Beethoven’s apartment in Heiligenstadt, several street cats were hanging around. At least 2 of them were black!

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