Wednesday, June 15
The Magic Of Austria
I mentioned Austria when I wrote about coincidences from my recent holiday in Crete. Two completely different countries, in many ways, and someone asked me what was so good therefore about Austria. So I thought I'd publish a few photos I took when I last holidayed in Austria to explain.
My wife and I love walking along mountain tracks like the one above as the views are magnificent plus it's so quiet and peaceful in the Alps.
You never know what you might see - even a few cows with their bells clanging as they too enjoy the scenary.
And sometimes even a restaurant. They use the cable cars to get their supplies.
The Alps are also a great place to take off from!
When returning from the mountain heights, midway, we found this lake and spent ages just sitting and looking at it - almost a meditation. There was no one else in sight - perfect.
The cable cars are amazing as they can whisk you off to another world, even in Spring.
Snow topped mountains, for instance, for a different style of walking.
I've written before how my wife, that's Karin in the two photos following, is always finding money. She found a coin just after this photo was taken. Goodness knows how she saw it beneath the snow. X-ray eyes or something.
The thing about Austria is that it often rains. We always say if we go for two weeks it will rain on three days. But, so what. We have our rain gear and maybe stay in the valleys on such days enjoying the rivers ...
... and waterfalls.
When the sunshine returns the lower meadows and fields are full of wild flowers ...
... and you might just come across a church down a lonesome track.
The last time in Austria we stayed at the village of Neustift - photo below. We were in a small Hotel near to the church in the center of the picture.
And that's why we like Austria, as Alice E. Leslie wrote:
"What and where is beauty? Perhaps in the eye of the beholder ... I have found it in many places and things. Sometimes I seek it - sometimes it just appears and I behold it with reverence.
Photos: © M.Perry