Catched the first row seat for this morning light spectacle in Austria.
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pastel sky over #salzburg.
on my way back to the hotel i took a little detour up on the kapuzinerberg, a little mountain on the right bank of the river salzach, where i got this view of the city.
the very special sunset created this lovely light, which was difficult to capture but i hope it shows a little. ✨ #wyndhamwonderland || pressereise.
Die größte Golfschaukel Europas wird jetzt noch größer und besser!
Die Highlights der Golf Alpin Generalversammlung im Hotel Gut Brandlhof: Die Golf Alpin Card durfte sich über eine Steigerung freuen, im nächsten Jahr werden weitere Golfclubs dazukommen und der Vorteil für den Golfer wird noch größer und transparenter!
Neben tollen Presse & Marketingkooperationen und neuen Anlagen für die Golf Alpin Tour 2019 wurde u.a. auch ein neues Golf Alpin Logo präsentiert!👌 Last but not least ein großes Dankeschön an EUCH, liebe Fangemeinde, ihr habt heuer auch eine Top-Performance hingelegt 👏👏👏
Dank für eure Treue & stay tuned, die nächste Golfsaison wird super spannend ⛳🌞 @visittirol@salzburgerland#golfalpin#tirol#lovetirol#salzburgerland#golf#alpengolfer#schoenesspiel
This year, we're celebrating the 200th birthday of the Christmas carol "Silent night" - a song which has touched hearts all over the world, crossing the boundaries of culture or nationality. It's been translated into over 300 languages and has been sung in the trenches of battlefields during World War I, turning enemies back into young men raising their voices in the hope that peace would be finally restored.
The lyrics have been written in 1816 by Joseph Mohr, priest and social rebel who would fight for the rights of the poor all his life, the music was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, teacher, organ player and sacristan, a man who would he married three times and lose eight children in infancy.
The two men had met when preparing mass together in the parish of Oberndorf, a small town just 18 km north of Salzburg. They decided to sing the melody after mass in front of the nativity set in the - unfortunately by now destroyed - Church of Saint Nicholas, using the guitar, back then an instrument not used for sacred music and popular with the less wealthy for its affordability.
My picture was taking standing next to the Salzach River in Oberndorf, looking towards the church of Lauffen, already across the border in Germany. It had only been a short time in 1818 that the river had become a frontier, dividing the town in two.
The silhouette I've been using for framing the view, is another interesting personality from Oberndorf. Leopold Kohr was an economist who promoted "Small is beautiful" as key for successful structures both in states and cities. He worked in the Caribbean state of Anguilla when it got its independence from the Commonwealth, developed urban ideas for the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan and was supporting Welsh autonomy.
Isn't it quite impressive how a small town on the border between Austria and Bavaria, for centuries home of sailors risking their lives on the Salzach River for transporting salt, has given birth to such innovative thinking.