24 Hours in Vienna

I am back in Vienna for 24 hours before I catch my flight back home. I had nothing specific planned for this stop over and decided to just play it by ear. I came upon the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek or the Austrian National Library. It’s State Hall is one of the most beautiful library halls in the world and is the biggest Baroque library in Europe.  There were a couple more of restaurants that I was not able to visit when I was in Vienna a couple of months ago that I wanted to try. First stop for a late breakfast…

Docklands

Amsterdam’s biggest redevelopment project is the Eastern Docklands. The man-made peninsulas were originally seaports but have now been transformed into urbanized residential use with a cultural quarter. The left side of the island is still being utilized for cruise ships. The OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam) Central Library in Oosterdockseiland opened in July 2007 and was designed by Jo Coenen. With an area of 28,000 square meters, it is the largest library in the Netherlands. On the other side of the River IJ is Noord. This is where the EYE Film Institute Netherlands relocated in Spring of 2012. The Vienna office…