If you have never seen the alps ---go.
I can see why for eons the mountains have beckoned, and people have climbed, ever higher.
And we were extra blessed with clear blue skies and sunshine, even though the temps to this North Carolinian, with her southern-thinned blood were quite chilly –there was no complaining. The rawness of winter in such a beautiful place went unnoticed!
Quite a few of my photos were from bus windows…and there are reflections. And that’s okay by me, because those are MY reflections, a reminder that I was there – that I took these photos, that I am part of the memories made.
I was in Austria!
Christmas in Austria!
We were “let loose” to explore the Christmas Markets in the town center –but it was the buildings that caught my attention more than anything!
Look at the lovely purple OLD building – next to the monstrosity that is the new one! Which would you choose?
This building had its windows decorated up like an Advent Calendar!
This one looked like it was from a completely different period in time ---
This statue adorns one corner --
We didn’t have time to figure out who or what it was for….but the town has such ambiance, we all agreed we would love to have had much more time in Innsbruck to see more, do more.
This building looked like a wedding cake next to it’s boringly modern neighbor!
And ever-present are the mountains, the beautiful snow-capped mountains!
The mountains hovered above us ---keeping watch!
Pastel buildings against a mountain backdrop!
What an awesome place!
Evening began to fall and we had to make our way back to the bus.
I’m uploading the rest of my Innsbruck photos into a slide show so I can keep them in one place.
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|Innsbruck, Austria 2013|