Above: Karlskirche, a baroque church on the Karlsplatz, in Vienna

Scarcely a week goes by without someone asking, “What is your favorite place in the world?” I don’t care for this question, because I have numerous candidates for the award. Also, I can’t bring myself just to say, “Italy.” Nevertheless, I’ve noticed that one city returns to my thoughts more often than most: Vienna.

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Above: Karlskirche, a baroque church on the Karlsplatz, in Vienna

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