Thursday, July 5, 2018

Day 2170: I bet you didn't expect to tour ...






my place: 1990 photo, Chung King, Hong Kong.













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I've been lazy today, so wondered what to share on the blog?
 I am so lucky that friend & Austrian artist Heidi,
sent me some of her wonderful photos to share.

Yesterday Heidi & her husband went to Gmundenin, 
a town situated next to the lake Traunsee 


photo by Heidi Putschoegal

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traunsee), a crystal clear lake 
about 7.5 miles long, 1.9 mi is the max. width and

 
photo by Heidi Putschoegal

the maximal depth (627ft), the deepest lake in Austria.



photo by Heidi Putschoegal

The lake is surrounded by mountains, 
including the Traunstein (5548 ft high), the Mountain ranges known as “Dead Mountains and the Hell Mountains”.


photo by Heidi Putschoegal
 
photo by Heidi Putschoegal

To Gmunden belongs the Toscanapark which is a 88,000 square meter landscaped garden next to the sea 


photo by Heidi Putschoegal

with many mature trees including a giant redwood .


photo by Heidi Putschoegal


photo by Heidi Putschoegal

The park surrounds Villa Toscana which was built in the 1870s. 


photo by Heidi Putschoegal

When you walk along the shore you come to Schloss Ort (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_Ort,   
a castle dating back to around 1080. 


photo by Heidi Putschoegal

It's a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. 
In 1996, it even began to be used as a location 
for the popular TV series Schlosshotel Orth.



photo by Heidi Putschoegal


Returning to our car they saw this fabulous old Mercedes!


I've always said this blog would be random, 
to the extent the reader would never know what to expect?
Well, I bet you didn't expect to tour Gmundenin?
Thank you so much Heidi, you saved me!












For FB Throwback Thursday ...





Grandhunk #3 & his Grandma, both age 4











A smile for Thursday ...








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