In the course of just a few hours while walking around Vienna, it seemed like we miraculously traveled from the 17th century up to the 21st. As we passed through the Hofbug Palace grounds, the Lippizzaners were being led out of their stables over to the Spanish Riding School for their daily practice session. These magnificent looking horses are the same breed that the Hapsburgs rode 400 years ago.
Later in the day, while exiting the Vienna City Hall, we encountered a large crowd gathered around a fenced-in area with tents set up inside. Red Bull, the famous Austrian energy drink was sponsoring a visit of its Infinity Formula One racing car. Costing between 50-100 million dollars to construct, this vehicle can generate over 1000 horse power.
This truly was a journey from the past to the present.