Friday, May 28, 2010
The Maria-Theresia Monument in Vienna, which we visited on August 5 of last year.
Maria-Theresia (1717-1780) was the only female Habsburg monarch. In Austria, her reign and her person are recalled with great fondness to this very day.
The monument was erected in 1887, more than a century after Maria-Theresia’s death. Emperor Franz Josef was the moving force behind the monument.
Joshua and I will be off to Cleveland this afternoon for a long Memorial Day Weekend.
We shall hear the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Most in Bruckner's Symphony No. 8, visit the Cleveland Museum Of Art, and explore two retired vessels: a Great Lakes freighter and a U.S. submarine that enjoyed heavy service in World War II.