All In Balance

All in Balance It’s so hard to describe the beauty of this landscape, the scale of it, the life in it, the colour through it, the majesty of it. From deep in the lush valleys the grey peaks seem a world away, almost disconnected from the peaceful cosy green of heather and forest. From high […]

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The Heart of Austria

“The heart of Austria!”, my cousin exclaimed as we stood on the far side of Pasterze Glacier on the Carinthian side of the border between Carinthia and Tyrol, deep in the Austrian Alps. High in that uninviting world of ice and rock four climbers are slowly making their way up a 45 degree ridge-line to […]

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Der Neue Himmel

Looking up towards heaven inside The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Linz, Austria. When The New Cathedral was designed it was to be the largest, tallest and most majestic cathedral in Austria. The bureaucracy had decreed however that in Austria-Hungary no building was allowed to be higher than Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Stifled […]

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Schloss Grub

Grub Castle can be seen across the water from the Austrian village of Hallstat on the eastern shore of Lake Hallstatt. This privately owned residence is immaculate and as such it is hard to imagine this fairy story castle has a 500 year history with humble beginnings as a simple farmhouse. In the intervening years […]

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