A RETURNING TOBOGGAN MEN
WINNER : MONTE/MADEIRA REVISITED OCT 2008/TRAVEL GALLERY
They are conveyed back up to Monte village by the minibus load
A VIEW FROM HOTEL ROOM
WINNER : OLD TOWN & NEW TOWN/PRAGUE/TRAVEL GALLERY
Old Town Square and the Christmas Market
A ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK . 2
Close up of the clock face
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Old Town Square
A Westendorf Village Band
WINNER : CATEGORY / STREET ENTERTAINERS & BANDS GALLERY
Entertaining at the peak festival.
LAKESIDE AT WALTENHOFEN
Fussen is in the distance
VIEW OVER THE PETRUSSE RIVER VALLEY PARK
One of the deep, long wooded gorges that encircle the much of Luxembourg City. The river that runs through it for nearly 13 kilometres is little more than a stream now, but it carved out the valley, 230 feet deep, during the Ice Age. Spanning the gorge park are two viaduct bridges that carry city centre main roads, and the heart of the city looms over it atop towering cliffs on each side. This view was taken from Constitution Square.
From our B&B balcony in Schruns. Late afternoon, and the temperature on the balcony had been 41 degrees Celcius just before these clouds appeared, and a terrific thunderstorm soon followed.
A HOHENWERFEN FORTRESS . 2
WINNER : Hohenwerfen Fortress & Werfen Village/Austria & Germany 07/Travel gallery
Towers on a high rock outcrop immediately above the Salzach river and the village of Werfen.
Originally built in the 11th century to guard the Lueg Pass just to the north, it was the seat of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg for 500 years, and served also as a court and prison. Additions were made to it in the 12th century, in the 16th after damage by rioting farmers & miners of the region and finally in the 17th during the 30 Years War. After 200 years of neglect under Bavarian rule, it was renovated in the 19th century by the Austrian Archdukes. In 1931 it was severely damaged by a fire, but was renovated within a year.
Since 1938 it has been a police training camp and a youth hostel, before becoming the tourist attraction it is today. It featured as the Schloss Adler where much of the action took place in the 1968 film 'Where Eagles Dare', although the cablecar scenes were shot elsewhere in Austria, in Ebensee.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I HAVE A SCRATCH!