Monday, April 19, 2010

My World Tuesday Season # 2 Episode # 28

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren,  Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Click to visit other sites.

We leave Brixen, Italy and drive across the Alps through the Brenner Pass to Innsbruck, Austria. What do you think this is?
Castles on the hill are a common sight.

But this is the city of Olympic fame and the structure was a restaurant above the Bergisel Ski Jump Hill built in 2001.

The city of Innsbruck settled in the valley between the Alps.

The famous Golden Roof, what a setting in this city. The band performed 100 yards away in the square.

Who is that photographer on his head for the shot?
Why, it is yours truly just behind the band. The crowd of people was quite large.

Travel around the world above.

36 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

I sure did enjoy the tour. Looking forward to more. What a neat place. Magnificent view from the restaurant.

Cezar and Léia said...

Really breathtaking! Léia demands that I take her to this place, immediately! Well, at least some time soon... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Rick said...

Beautiful. Looks like a great trip and a great place to visit.

Lanny said...

Oh what a world we have eh? The pure creation of God and then the part He made with the hand of man, all because He loves us and invites us to participate, all so beautiful beyond words. How fortunate to see these things.

Sylvia K said...

What a great tour, Tom! That is such a beautiful place and your photos brought back some lovely memories for me! It does look as though you had a wonderful time! Have a great week!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

Loving this travelogue.

Carver said...

What a fantastic trip you had. The shots are all so beautiful. The mountains and town a like are stunning.

EG Wow said...

I would like very much to be there right now. It looks so fascinating. I'm so glad you took tons of great photos, FG!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful. I love the shots of the band especially. That is one unusual restaurant!

blog with no name said...

I don't know how those kids could play in such a beautiful place... I would have been standing there with my mouth wide open! Great tour! Thanks Tom!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very nice. What a trip that must have been. I really like that tuba shot.

Al said...

Simply gorgeous. Another place on my list of future vacations!

Wren said...

Restaurant? For real? I would have guessed monorail station, or something even more futuristic ... but regardless, it's only a momentary distraction from the scenery and its beauty. It must have been a hoot to be there with the band.

J Bar said...

Great shots. Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

kate said...

Lots of beautiful pictures from Austria,
thank`s for shearing:)
Have a nice week:)

Rajesh said...

Spectacular views of snow covered mountains. Superb.

Carolyn Ford said...

I'd love to try that restaurant! It's certainly not your everyday dining experience, I'm sure. You captured some amazing sights...I would love to return to Salzburg someday. So amazing! And, yours truly looks pretty good upside down! Good one!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The view from that restaurant would be quite spectacular.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that's my favorite place you have listed SO FAR... I'd love to go there... Did the band do most of their concerts outside????

Thanks so much for these beautiful pictures.
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What stunning places these are Tom. You are lucky it was not still full winter there.

Johnny Nutcase said...

gorgeous landscapes and scenery!!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

those castles are famtastic....all the photos are great....

have a wonderful day ahead...

Jedediah said...

The restaurant is striking, but I think I prefer the castle. Great photos!

NicoleB, Egypt said...

Those are wonderful places you visited. I love all those old buildings and castles!

Craver Vii said...

I did guess restaurant. Yea!! Nifty self portrait off the brass.

Darla said...

I'm just sitting here shaking my head. So beautiful.

Denise said...

This post of yours takes me back. I was standing in the street looking at the Golden Roof 35 years' ago. Wow, has it really been that long? Fantastic photos and thanks for the great memories.

Rose said...

What memories this visit will be fore you..I sure do enjoy these shots.

Hilary said...

These photos are stunning. You are so fortunate to see such sights. We are lucky that you share. Thanks for that.

imac said...

Ive stood in that square Tom and listened to a band, also saw the Golden Roof, while having a beer.

Great shots Tom.

Grace and Bradley said...

What an incredible scenery. I thought I have seen the tower in one of the car commercial, which the car try to drive up the slop.

George said...

What a thrill it must have been to see that beautiful city in person. I will admit, however, that I didn't realize the lengths to which you would go (standing on your head) to get a good picture.

Gaelyn said...

A very interesting resturant, but I'd prefer to dine in the castle. This is so outstanding, I've now added yet another place to visit on my list.
Very cute getting yourself in the band photos.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow! You have convinced me. I'm ready to go see the Alps!`

Tipper said...

I've so enjoyed your photos-I'm glad you went on the trip : )

Mary said...

Love the tuba shots! Great reflections. All of them are wonderful.