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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Stampin' Up! UK Segway Team

And so Fr'o'nk's adventures in the Grand Hotel, Vienna continued.  He awoke excitedly Friday morning knowing that he was heading out with many of his Stampin' Up! friends to tour Vienna atop a blue helmet on the lovely Jules' head.  Segways were the transportation of the day.  Here's the team who joined Fr'o'nk on his travels.


Third row down, second picture in is Charles, the segway tour guide.  You'll note his gold, bullet helmet, he was the fastest segway driver in Vienna.  The helmets are being sold to raise funds for the restoration of the beautiful Fine Art Museum.  A percentage of the purchase price for each helmet is helping to restore the building to protect its valuable and historical art collections.

The tour took in the vintage ferris wheel in the Prater Park, an old fashioned amusement park featuring rides, shooting ranges, restaurants and beer halls. 

 The Parliament building.  Since 1918 the Reichsrat Building, created by Theophil Hansen for the Austro-Hungarian monarchy from 1874-1883 has been the 'Parlament'  seat of national and federal government.  You can also see between two tram/street cars that busily trundle through the streets of Vienna.
The new Hofburg which today houses numerous museums and collections, the Spanish Riding School and the Austrian National Library.

The memorial to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) in the Burggaten.
Can you see Fr'o'nk?

Back soon with scenes of our very special gala evening.
Zx



6 comments:

Dawn said...

That looks great fun, were they easy enough to handle?

Zoë said...

Yes Dawn they were once you got your balance right. It was a great way to see the city and in such a big group tremendous fun. Zx

pinky said...

Wow great photos Zoe. did you have a good time or what!!

Zippy said...

Fantastic photos! Looks like you all had a wonderful time! xxx

Victoria said...

Aw Zoë

kinda wish I'd been brave enough to try the segways now - looks like it was a great experience.

Fab pics and what a fab scrap page you could make with these photos too

Love
Victoria
x

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