Hello beautiful people!
Welcome. Today is Tuesday and you know what that means! Yes, it’s Travelling Tuesday. Last month, I celebrated my birthday in Europe and saw plenty! In today’s post, I will introduce you to the third country on this stop: Austria. Austria borders with Germany and it is known to have 70 -75% mountaineous landscape. Yes, so I’ve seen lots of mountains, but there is no monotiny in any; no matter where you go you are able to see a beautiful part of God’s creation without human effort. There is also beautiful architectiure created by the people of Austria as we head into the church of Ulm. Overall, it was a wonderful place to be and plenty of reasons to go there. Let’s start with the number one:
As I mentioned earlier, Austria is known to have a majority of its land occupied by mountains. Low mountains, high mountains, mountain lakes and just overall beautiful scenery. It is not only the birthplace of former Californian governer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, but since they border with Germany, they also speak German with a funky twist. One of out first pit stops in Austria was this cafe place called Zugsplitblick. Try saying that three times fast.
After an overnight stay, we headed to Ulm, Austria which is close to the border of the next country we were headed to; Italy. I enjoyed looking up and marvelling at the tall churches and buildings instead of the usual skyscapers that we are typically used to seeing in Manhattan, NY. There were a set of steps to go towards the top, but I never went. Not because I did not want to, but I had to decide between food and climbing on steps because I was low on cash, so food gave me the green light. I did not have any Austrian type of fare, just Chinese food from the Food court in the square, which was delicious and fresh tasting.
What can you take an as artist travelling to Austria?
As an artist, one of the things you can take as an artist, is the beauty of the mountains and the people living within and around the mountains. You can see that the people work with the mountains and does not fight towards nature. Everything here is so fresh, the air, the water and the mountains. I suggest that you take a dip in the mountain lake and marvel how water can be so cold when the sun is shining so brightly.
Next week is Italy! Particularly in Venice. Come see from my vantage point the joy and scare of a gondola ride.
May God bless you.
For the love of God and art!
Thru His vessel JB