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The Ice Palace Underground

High on a mountaintop yet far underground lies an frosty, wintry, rub-your-eyes-with-childlike-wonder honest to god […]

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Giant in ice

A Quick Taste of Tux in Austria’s Tirol

Sickness has slowed my writing this month, I’m sorry to say. But rather than leave you hanging in silence, I thought I’d cheer you up with a quick taste of Tirol. Drum roll please as I introduce the iPhone only snapshots of my time in the snow. Who could imagine…

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Break it down and take it with you

The Day I Held the Iron Curtain In My Hand

Sometimes things go wrong in life. The printer at the car hire company breaks, the sat nav doesn’t work, the

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The Berlin Wall in Vienna

The year is 1945 and ash, smoke, poverty and despair rise through the rubble of Europe.

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A Statue in Vienna

Photos of Vienna – The Seventh Stop on the Iron Route

I arrived in style, travelling from the aged grandeur of Keleti Pu station in Budapest to the ultra-modern Vienna West

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Life on the High Wire – Via Ferrata & Klettersteig

Fear. It’s all in the mind. That’s what I tell myself as I inch my foot sideways, staring straight ahead. Daylight fills the 20 foot space between my eyeballs and the glistening wall of rock…

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Bregenzerwald Werkraum

Bregenzerwald: The Side of Austria They Don’t Want You To See

I arrived in Schwarzenberg just as the funeral procession entered the graveyard. Scratched clouds lingered overhead, matching the mourners’ sorrow with their weightless, clawing rain…

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Innsbruck Statue Foot

Storms, Swarovski & Sunshine – The Sparkle of Innsbruck in Photos

I arrived in Innsbruck under the legendary cover of darkness. Thirteen hours or so had

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Wooden heart hanging in Austria

Austria’s Feel-Good Factor

A lightning fast Photo Friday this week as I zip around Austria catching up with […]

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Antony Gormley Close up

Horizon Field – Art, the Army & Austria

At 2039 metres above sea level in Austria, someone is watching. One hundred someones in fact…

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Via Ferrata in Austria

  Me on a via ferrata bridge today…They call it klettersteig here… Exhilarating – but […]

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