Volume 14, Issue 2; 21 Jan 2011

Being the third in a series of photo essays from our recent river cruise.

We made several stops in our journey through Austria: Vienna, Krems, and Salzburg, along the way visiting Göttweig Abbey and cruising through the Wachau valley.

Austria is country number nineteen for me.

I'm somewhat embarrassed to say that I had forgotten Vienna had an original Ferris wheel.

One of the wonderful details about this trip is that it was a “Christmas market cruise” and it was seasonally snowy all the way through, which is apparently rare. It was so snowy, in fact, that our bus couldn't make it up to Göttweig Abbey. One of the other busses came back for us, while the poor driver struggled (by himself!) to get chains on.

Just like home. Er. Sortof.

More photos of Vienna, Krems, Göttweig, and the Wachau valley, and Salzburg on Flickr.

Next stop, Passau!


That picture of the Wachau does sort of look like the Hudson in certain places.

—Posted by John Cowan on 21 Jan 2011 @ 04:24 UTC #