Music production reunites Austria and Hungary's old great empire on a study trip
Wednesday 24 April we took the trip down to Gardermoen where we met a happy halfway presly / Halvor. After a good cup of coffee we boarded the plane and were ready for the trip. We did not know that this was going to be a bit of a flight… there were problems with the plane so we had to wait for the plane for an hour in about 45 degrees. The plane was finally fixed and we took off, we were a little unsure of how we were going to land. Either we crashed or we got to Vienna printed. Hoping for the best and it went well.
We arrived in Vienna and checked into the hostel that had won the famous "hoscar" for many years in a row. After that we all went out to dinner and everyone agreed that it was a very successful restaurant visit. With our stomachs full, we were ready to check out Vienna. We took the path a little too far in the wrong direction and it led us to a nice castle and a wonderful garden. Then we finally found the way down to the center where we enjoyed delicious ice cream on a cozy street corner and scattered around the streets of Vienna.
We visited the Schönbrunn Palace the first day. The palace is one of the most important cultural treasures in Austria. It dates back several hundred years and has been home to emperors. In recent times, it has been a meeting place and place to stay for great political leaders.
Day 2 in Vienna we went to visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, an incredibly large and beautiful Catholic cathedral. We really got to test the thigh and butt muscles. Just under 400 steps took us up to the tower where we could look out over the whole of Vienna. The stairs would not meet any HSE requirements or other types of requirements today, but that is probably some of the charm. We walked as far as we could to the top of the tower in a dark and narrow circular staircase. The claustrophobia was definitely present, but when we finally reached the top we got to see a fantastic view of the city. After a wonderful spaghetti lunch we went on to The Butterfly House, an indoor garden with over a hundred different species of butterflies.
On Saturday we said goodbye to Vienna and took the train over to Hungary and Budapest. We were greeted with busy streets full of eateries and cool shops. After lunch and an hour at one of the city's Vintage shops, we went to find St. Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament. The whole city was filled with beautiful buildings. We ended the evening with dinner at a Hungarian resturant and Budapest jazz club where we heard jazz musicians jamming all evening.
Sunday was a slightly calmer day..it is after all a day of rest in certain religions. We went up to the Széchenyi thermal bath and spent good hours there. Hungary is known for its many thermal baths with naturally heated pools in all temperatures. Here, the travel bodies also received some spa treatment, before we met for a coffee at Zoo Cafe. It was packed here. No wonder since you have the opportunity to drink coffee and eat cake with a snake or lizard around your neck. After a good dinner in the evening, it was early to bed.
Monday we were at the blind center. There we learned a little about the blind alphabet and we were given a tour of a totally dark room. Where we went in different rooms that were different scenarios like living room, crossing a road, kitchen and bathroom. We had a wonderful guide who was blind. Everyone agreed that this was a very nice experience and gained more understanding for people who do not have sight. After this we ate fantastic Indian food and went to explore various music shops where they sold instruments where Kooper and Erik played for an hour .. After this we went and saw Endgame at the cinema since Budapest is after all «the city of cinnema ». We all completely agreed that this was a very good movie.
Today Tuesday we return home, because tomorrow there are four effective and hard recording days in Lydbildet Studio at Dombås for a tour. Time to work!
Regards Music production
Some snapshots from the trip: