Friday, March 29, 2013

Austria - Hallstatt, July 2012

Hallstatt is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Upper Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See (lake).
Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and also gave its name to the early Iron Age Hallstatt culture, being a World Cultural Heritage Site.
On 16 June 2011, plans to build a replica in China were first reported. On 2 June 2012, it was reported that Chinese mining company China Minmetals Corporation built a full-scale replica of the entire town in Huizhou, Guangdong province.


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Austria - Graz, July 2012

Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria.
On 1 January 2013 it had a population of 300,002 (of which 269,417 had principal residence status).
Its "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centers in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites.
Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - born and raised in village Thal village, 2 km from Graz.


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University of Graz


Stadthalle Messe Graz



Mur - after storms


Dome - front view
Dome - back view
stairs to Schlossberg

enter to Schlossberg
panoramic view
Kunsthaus from Schlossberg
panoramic view
Rathaus from Schlossberg

Dome from Schlossberg
 Schlossberg Uhrturm

Schlossberg plan