There is a beautiful little village at the “Traunsee”, called “Traunkirchen”, which I like to visit all year round.
Although it’s very nice there in summer, when you enjoy the cool breeze from the cold lake, only on a rainy day you will find this kind of mystical atmosphere…
We’ve got quite a lot of small and pretty villages here in Austria.
St.Wolfgang is probably one of the most popular ones with tourists because of its lake view and surrounding gentle hills and mountains.
At this time of the year it’s very quiet there as well…
Walking around the “Altausseer See” I took these pictures of the frozen lake and the surrounding forest. It was a sunny, even warm winter day and one could hear the sound of the melting ice of the lake.
I think you can easily see why this beautiful region is under protection…
The most quiet time of the year has finally arrived…
I wish you all a peaceful time and a good start into the new year!
I haven’t been blogging for ages. The reason is that I took on a new job. Besides teaching languages, I’m also teaching art at a secondary school, which means a lot of fun and creative ideas but also some challenge since I’m quite new to teaching this subject.
Before I went to school yesterday I took these pictures of the nearby `Hallstättersee´, a place well known for its famous town Hallstatt and surrounding high mountains.
At this time of the year it’s not very busy there but the place still conveys its mystical, wild beauty.
Crossing the so called “Hohe Tauern”, a high mountain range here in Austria, I took these pictures. It’s amazing how quickly the weather changes in the mountains.
Although it has been raining a bit all day I went out and took some shots of the lush
vegetation after this refreshing summer rain.
It’s early May but some mountain tops are still covered with a small layer of snow…but as soon as you walk down to the valley the warm spring sunshine is awaiting you!