Friday, 14 October 2016


We started and finished the paragliding part of our trip in Salzburg, Austria. We arrived a day ahead of meeting the group and spent the first afternoon simply wandering in the area of the Salzach River that runs through the city. One of the most notable features was all the "love locks" on the pedestrian bridge.

The Hohensalzburg Castle is a significant landmark and, sitting high on a hill, can be seen from every direction.

These gardens were past their prime but still beautiful.

Part of a large bronze sculpture called "Caldera" and located in one of the parks near the river.
A display of photographs from Dieter Huber's book called "Waste." A very powerful message when you're standing on crushed plastic water bottles a foot deep. A sign on the door said "Enter at your own risk!" 
Clock/Church tower with Salzburg Castle in the background.
Gherkin statues. Supposedly the inspiration for the band name "Red Hot Chili Peppers."
Our hotel was just steps from this tunnel that led to the "old town" of Salzburg. Great location!
The next day we went to see the Castle. We unintentionally took a "scenic" route (aka got lost)
and ended up on the opposite side of the Castle from where we started. 
Lovely house at the base of the hill with Castle on top.

Large ceramic stove used as a furnace.
Various levels within the Castle.
View of Salzburg from the Castle.
We also had an overnight and half day in Salzburg when we got back but it was rainy and cold and I didn't take a single photo! We visited the Science Centre and aquarium which was very close to our hotel. Then it was back to Vienna and a flight to Nice, France, to meet up with Andrew's sisters. The next phase of our journey begins!

No comments:

Post a Comment