Saturday, 14 May 2011

From the City of Strauss and Sachertorte Comes - The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

It is no secret to anyone who knows me that I adore Vienna.  I have been there many times and can testify that the more you explore this fascinating and cultured city, the more layers of diversity come to light.  It is a writer's paradise, full of beauty, history and majesty. As you wander through the narrow streets of the old city on a cold, dark night, the Harry Lime theme from 'The Third Man' plays in your head while, in Spring, in the Stadtpark, Johann Strauss glitters on his monument playing an eternal 'Blue Danube'.

 Vienna is full of tasty treats - and many of them quite unusual - so it is highly likely that this is the only city that could have produced such a curiosity as the Vegetable Orchestra: a band of talented, serious (yes, really!) musicians who play to packed houses and whose style of music, while it may not be to everyone's taste (sorry, couldn't resist that) offers an evening of entertainment you won't forget in a hurry. Not only that, but you won't feel hungry afterwards because you will have dined on hearty vegetable soup made from the instruments. Except in Britain, of course, where the Health and Safety elves won't let you.

 From time to time I'll take you to some of my favourite places in Vienna and tell you the stories you will find there. But for now, settle back and enjoy a morsel from the unique Vienna Vegetable Orchestra:

1 comment:

  1. Vienna is a beautiful city - I love the cafés too!