This week I had the chance to be a tourist in my own city. A friend had guests visiting and had booked a two hour guided walk for them. She was kind enough to ask a couple of friends to join as well and we spent a lovely, sunny morning seeing our home with fresh eyes.
I moved to Vienna some 6 years ago now, and before that used to visit my husband’s family here fairly frequently. I like to think that I appreciate the beauty of this city as much, if not more, than I did when I was a disoriented and bamboozled new arrival. However, if I don’t have my camera with me, I notice things rather than really look at them.
This walk was a chance to see things properly again and our super guide took us through lots of little courtyards and back streets that I didn’t know even existed. After two hours I had a sore neck from looking up so much.