Europe 2009

Innsbruck, 13-15 August

  Perhaps the best-known symbol of Innsbruck, the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), about 100 metres from our hotel. *
  Our hotel's sign against the sky. *
  The river Inn as it flows through Innsbruck. †
  Decoration on a building. †
  Statues on the outside of the Cathedral. †
 
  Interior, Cathedral of St Jakob. *
  Cathedral altar. *
  Cathedral organ. *
  From the centre of Innsbruck, a combination of funicular and two cable cars takes you high above the city. *
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  The views were spectacular. *
  Some people walked from the cable car terminus to the mountain summit. We were happy to watch them. †
 
  Flowers in a crack in the rocks. †
  The view back down to Innsbruck. †
  Halfway down, between the two cable car sections, was a restaurant with a large flat area where people were assembling their hang-gliders. *
  We also took a tram to the suburb of Wilton, where there was this magnificently understated church. *
  Nearby was this churchyard, appropriately dominated by a ski-jump constructed for the Winter Olympics. *
  Wilton also has one of the few remaining working bell foundries, which also has a very interesting museum about bells with this display of historic bells. *

Our next stop is Lindau, in Germany.

 

Copyright © 2009 by *Lynn or †Nick Booth