|This ceiling has heard it all.|
Part 2 - Beethoven Homes - Greichenbeisel - Redoutensaal - Theater an der Wien
Day 2 (continued)
After all those stairs in the Pasqualati House we were hungry so we stopped at Molly Darcy's Irish Pub and I had fish and chips (it takes me awhile to get into native cuisine). A post-dinner wander led us into a political rally where we mingled with the progressive young folk and drank free booze. Anyways, I'll concentrate on the Beethoven stuff... The next 2 Beethoven homes we hit were 1 Renngasse, followed by 10 Tiefer Graben. At 1 Renngasse B. performed here but only stayed over 1 night in 1816. That's a short stay! Schubert's 1st public performance was here in 1818. Did B. attend? At 10 Tiefer Graben there is a mural that says B. stayed here in 1815, but later research has shown he was actually here in 1800. I'm pretty sure the buildings at both sites were rebuilt since Beethoven's stay. Later on we accidentally ran into the Griechenbeisl. This is a fine half-millennium-old restaurant (opened in 1447!) which B. frequented often. It looks almost exactly the same as it did in the 15th century. It was a bit too expensive for my tastes tho, maybe when it hits the 600 year mark...
|10 Tiefer Graben. The wall mural is actually wrong...|
|The Griechenbeisl restaurant opened 560 years ago. |
Beethoven ate here a mere 200 years ago.
|Hofburg Palace in Beethoven's day.|
|Redoutensaal today. From Beethoven to...this?|
|Onstage at the Theater an der Wien: my Beethoven impression - except I'm facing the wrong way...|
|Cafe Mozart at the site (but not building)|
where the 9th Symphony premiered.
Chocolate cake over-rated.
My video tour of the Theater an der Wien:
Click on the square pic below to see more photos of Part 2.
You can watch here on Youtube as a slide show as well...
Well - this is my 100th post! Continued...