vienna // early bird
hello vienna! after an amazing week in paris with andrea, i was so excited to meet up with my mom in the capital of austria! when planning, we knew we needed to pick a location that had both enough fall foliage for yours truly with a mix of history and art for my mom...and vienna seemed like the perfect decision. immediately when we got off of the plane, we checked into the palais coburg (we were very unimpressed but i will get into that some other time) and headed right to albertina museum to check out the raphael exhibit. my mom could have stayed there for hours (and she did) so i stopped in for a bit but then left her to go get a blowout - you know, priorities - because i knew what time i needed to wake up the next morning.
as i've mentioned a few times, when there is a highly populated tourist attraction that i know i want to photograph, i will wake up well before the sun rises...bonus points if it is on a weekend. this is because the only people crazy enough to be there that early are me and whatever person i drag with me! in this case, my mom was willing enough to trek over to the schönbrunn palace and gardens with me on one of the only sunny mornings while we were in vienna...at 6:30am. the grounds of this palace were simply magnificent and gave me major versailles vibes.
we could have spend hours just wandering the gardens but we had to hop back in our car to take a little day trip out to the most incredible location. and you can even get a hint from this instagram...coming up tomorrow!