Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Winter Log Pile 1

Winter Log Pile – Hallstatt, Austria

The village is set on piles driven into the lake with an intricate system of intersecting timber ramps, butresses and ascending terraces like hanging gardens creating an air of mystery and the eeriness of mirage, a village that seems to be almost lost in the middle-mist of folklore and fable.  The mountain flanks rise sheer from the lake, leaving no room for a road and all but the smallest of vehicles are prohibited from entering the centre of the village.  We walked through streets with houses sometimes built into the mountain, sometimes hanging on to the mountain and at other times on top of the mountain and on the other side they were built right up to the edge of the lake.

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5 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  1. ah…a winter log pile..we have two of those and they look just like that…lovely shades of different wood colours

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  2. I have but one memory of Hallstatt, but it’s a pretty one! A gondola on the lake, with a train speeding past on the far distant shore.

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  3. I would love to sit by a roaring fire today–brrr

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