Friday, March 2, 2012

Announcing the winner of the Urban Decal gift card...

Fazien! Congrats to Fazien!  Please email me at ashley [at] Decor Journalblog [dot] com  with your contact information!

Thanks to everyone for entering!

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sunny, warm, days like these! Even mild winters in Boston are LONG! Happy Friday!









Thursday, March 1, 2012

From my summer in Europe, Beautiful Vienna

Vienna, Austria...the country's largest city, deemed the "city of music" because of composers like Beethoven , and the "city of dreams," for being the home of Freud. My favorite part of Vienna was it's beautiful gardens.



The gardens of the Belevedere Museum are not to be missed.


Me enjoying the lovely weather in the gardens

We thought this advertisement for a souvenir shop was hilarious

One of the highlights for me of the entire summer was seeing the adorable and gorgeous Lipizzaner mares and their babies at the Spanish Riding School.


Inside St. Stephan's Cathedral

A busy tourist street

The Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, commemorates the more than 65,000 Austrian Jews killed by Nazis between 1938 and 1945.  It is very poignant.

"The outside surfaces of the volume are cast library shelves turned inside out. The spines of the books are facing inwards and are not visible, therefore the titles of the volumes are unknown and the content of the books remains unrevealed. The shelves of the memorial appear to hold endless copies of the same edition, which stand for the vast number of the victims, as well as the concept of Jews as "People of the Book." The double doors are cast with the panels inside out, and have no doorknobs or handles. They suggest the possibility of coming and going, but do not open." -via Wikipedia

Anyone been to Vienna or hoping to go one day?

As always - thanks to my boyfriend Chris for these gorgeous photos.

Here's that list again of all my posts from our travels that I've posted -

Spain

•Introduction to my European backpacking trip and a list of places we visited
Galicia - Baiona and Isle de Cies
Galicia - the coast, some charming vineyards, and Pontevedra
Santiago de Compostela and gorgeous hidden beaches
Gorgeous mountain lakes of Picos de Europa
Stunning mountains - Picos de Europa
Bilbao and San Sebastian
Beautiful Barcelona
The amazing Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
Art Nouveau dream house by Gaudi in Barcelona

Italy

Not to miss - the gorgeous rocky coast of Italy's Cinque Terre
More from my summer traveling Europe - amazing Rome
From my summer in Europe - amazing Pompeii
Turquoise ocean and vineyards on cliffs - the amazingly stunning Amalfi coast
My Summer in Europe: Pictures from lovely Florence, Italy
Enchanting Siena
Venice
Lake Como, Italy

Switzerland
Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 1
Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 2

Germany
One of my favorite cities from my European backpacking trips - Ulm, Germany
Lake Constance
Cute HOUSE Overload - the charming medieval homes of Germany's Romantic Road
Regensburg, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria 

Austria
Salzburg
• A charming lakeside village, Hallstatt