Австрия! Вена!🇦🇹 Мы ожидали от Вены, что она будет прекрасна. И она оказалась прекрасна! Архитектура, атмосфера, здания, и даже знаменитый Венский Шницель. Большинство достопримечательностей находятся в центре в пешей доступности. Собственно, почти весь центр мы за день и обошли. Ну а то, что ходить🚶 приходится оооочень много и подолгу, к этому нужно быть готовым. Итак, Вена!
Ireland has a weird nature to it that made it feel oddly like home. You’d be hard pressed to find an Irishman that isn’t warm and charismatic or didn’t know their way around a fry but in the rolling hills of the Republic it reminds me very fondly of the Texas hill country. Biggest differences being it’s about 20C colder and a bit more green, but nonetheless, it’s the tough terrain sorted into farmland and divided by miles and miles of fences that is reminiscent of one of my favorite places on this earth. A drive through the narrow roads flees from cows and horses and various farm animals all just going about their day.
This photo was actually taken in Northern Ireland at Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. It is almost impossible not to let your jaw fall agape when you come upon the scene here, the whole walk along the cliff side to reach the bridge, originally for fisherman to reach the water’s edge, is stunning with dramatic cliff faces and kitty-hawk seagulls whizzing past, only to escape a collision in the last possible second.
Sometimes you turn around and see some of the most magnificent sights. The key is to always keep your eyes open and to always be aware of what is around you. I was walking the opposite direction of this and turned around my jaw fell agape. It was a stunned silence for a few moments time so I could absorb what I was seeing before raising my camera to snap a few images.
I took this photo in front of the Triple Bridge in Ljubljana a couple weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about it since. I knew what I was looking for when I was sitting there trying to capture the moment. I wanted to show the concentration he had while creating the worlds silliest object. He had such determination for the whole 30 minutes I watched that impressed me. Naturally, swarms of young children gathered and chased him as he ran around with his seemingly magic wands.
I rode ~100km this weekend on my bike and took my camera with me.
It took four laboring hours to reach the peak of Pyramidenkogel and every single second I spent climbing the mountain was worth it when I got to the top. I was breathless when I looked down and saw the vastness of the ever serene Wöerthersee beneath me.