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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BEAUTY AROUND US






If you look closely, you will see the Alte Stadt or Old City of Salzburg.  Hohensalzburg fortress sits atop a mountain and overlooks the city of Salzburg.  Normally, you would take a suspended cable car to the top but this weekend it was closed because it is not yet the tourist season.  So, being the curious tourists that we are, we climbed it.  The fortress sits up 800 feet above the city and let me tell you, my legs are still like jelly from the climb.  Was it worth it?  Yes!



After our climb, we found a relaxing spot to sit and catch our breath in front of this lovely sculpture.  It was 80 degrees and we were happy to sit in the sun and admire the beautiful gardens.



I wish I had found the name of this city park, but I was just too exhausted to go searching.  It was lovely.  Notice the fantastic arbor on the right.


I was fortunate to get a shot of this great looking couple in their traditional trocken.



This photo was by chance and I love that the couple on the bench is reflected by the pair of flowers in front of them.  Total coincidence.



We were not the only ones whiling away the afternoon in the outdoors.  Bench seats were difficult to find that afternoon.  Fortunately, we were able to clinch one.


One of the city's many fountains was this modest one of a young girl squatting in the fountain with birds in her hand, her shoulder, and on her head.  So simple and so innocent.


Here is another view of her from the front.


This garden was chock full of flowers so i did my best to capture  a few of the more spectacular blooms.



As beautiful as the flowers were, I was also charmed so much by this little guy, that I had to take his photo too.


It was wonderful to sit and examine the beauty that surrounded us.

5 comments:

Crea said...

Your photos are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

Love love your pictures. Looks like a perfect day!or

Shawn said...

I love your pictures especially the way you caught a shot of the water coming out of the fountain, and the bird is wonderful. Also, the couple sitting on the bench Awwww!

Joyce said...

Salzburg is pretty any time of year. I was there in December and its magical then too.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Awesome captures today....love them all such a beautiful place.