Two visits within one week, and the only Wildschwein spotted was a stuffed specimen at the nature center.
But did it all spark joy is the larger question.
Though not because of the hiking.
The day following Tony’s return from Pakistan we turned ourselves over to the Vienna Woods. Four and five days in beautiful and green; and crowded and dusty Pakistan was extraordinary, but we were craving Austrian fresh air. Or perhaps we just did not want to deal with our exploded suitcases.
A little early for the Marillen blooms, but that was fine by us.
A little wander a couple of weeks ago around the former grounds of a royal Liechtenstein, sold to the Royal and Imperial Baker Demel founder (August Dehne), then sold again to a non-royal Austrian actor in the interwar years, and now a park managed by the city of Vienna. So much history.