In the summer of 2019 we saw a few concerts. The last one was Peter Frampton at The Benedum Center. We had a busy fall and winter traveling to Europe for a chunk of it and then we traveled to Palm Desert in the beginning of 2020. Never realizing we had seen our last live concert for a while. We already had tickets for 2020 for the symphony and Ringo StarBe which were refunded due to the pandemic. I can’t wait to feel safe enough to sit inside a venue and listen to live music. Until them memories and recorded music will have to do.
Visiting Mozarts house in Vienna was a wonderful experience. Just knowing you were in exactly the place where he wrote some of the world’s most beautiful music was overwhelming.
I looked out of the windows thinking the view was not much different than the view he saw. This door is the entry to the house. I don’t know if it is the original door but the roundness made me think of Tolkien’s Hobbits.
Every big city has its street hustlers. In NYC there are the guys selling fake Rolex watches, in Honolulu it’s guys selling cruises and snorkel tours but Vienna has its own breed. Many guys of different appearance in white wigs and costumes selling tickets to Mozart concerts.
Vienna is a city of music and every night at multiple venues there are different concerts of mostly Mozart. Mozart is a really big deal in Vienna where he lived for a period. The hustle is the same but it does seem to be slightly higher class.
We met this guy on the road in California years ago on our way to Las Vegas. He spent his time following different bands around the country and was at a rest stop going to a Moe concert. I always wondered about people who basically spent their lives doing this. Do they work? How to they afford to have this lifestyle? In any case his camper van did not have room for another sticker. You can see more of my photojournalistic work on my commercial gallery.