Dave and Sue Self in Austria

Dave and I took a very interesting trip last May to Austria. My 6th grade class from Oxford Elementary School in Berkeley has been holding reunions every five years for the last 25 years. This year we decided to have our reunion in Vienna, where one of our distinguished classmates, Walter Moore, has been a music professor at the Vienna Academy of Music for all of his adult career (superb accompanist specializing in coaching Schubert Lieder). Thirteen of us spent 10 days in Vienna and environs and had a great time.

Dave and friend in front of
a shop in Salzburg

Sue and Walter in front of
University Church

Sue and Dave in front of a fountain at Schoenbrun Palace in Vienna

Rays of sun on the altar at University-Jesuit Church in Vienna where we attended Mass featuring a complete Mozart Mass (in Latin) with full chorus, soloists and orchestra

Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest with statue of St. Stephen

Decorated skulls in the Beinhaus (House of Bones) in Hallstatt, Austria. Hallstatt is famous for having the oldest salt mine in that part of the world. Also its Catholic Church, possessing a very small burial yard, has a tradition of exhuming bodies after 10 or 12 years (to make room for others) and cleaning and labeling the skulls for display.