The crown jewels

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

About Sophia la Vespa

I'm a sweet little Italian import exploring Seattle. You're welcome to follow me! 😉
This entry was posted in Vienna and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s