(Vienna Opera, June 2011; photo: Steve Clemons; click image for much larger version)
I love Andrew Sullivan‘s “The View from Your/My Window” concept and thank him for letting me borrow the practice for The Washington Note.
This is the Vienna Opera — directly outside my excellent room at the Hotel Bristol, which I highly recommend if you want to be close to the action in Vienna and very comfortable.
One interesting tidbit is that Johann Ritter von Herbeck, once director of the Imperial Opera in Vienna, lived in my room for five years, from 1871-1875.
Thanks to the US Embassy in Austria and Department of State for an excellent set of meetings.
Back to Washington.
— Steve Clemons