OK, so not quite “the” crown jewels of The United Kingdom that just simply can’t be matched; I’m taking the crown jewels of Austria.
I figured I couldn’t leave Vienna without seeing them as I have hit just about every other museum worth noting. So off I skedaddled after visiting the “KHM” (they are not far from each other).
The crown was not as magnificent as I expected, but the rocks are whoppers! Elsewhere in the museum are aisles and aisles of gold-plated this and thats and more vestments than one can count! The vestments are amazing in themselves as they are thick with gold thread any must weigh a ton! All sorts of coronation attire from this crowing and that crowing!
These Austrians had quite the empire at one stage, but the saying still holds true, “what goes up…..”
I got a particular kick out of the Cradle of the King of Rome.