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