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Travel Blogs from Graz
Wednesday 28 May Schloss This morning we set to walk up the Schloss, the fortified area overlooking the town. It was raining so we popped into a church to have a little look around. A service was starting so we sat down and partook. A great organ and a singer led some of the hymns. Interesting hearing the hymns sung in German as they really are very syllabic, one note per syllable. ...
The town has a central old quarter
which is remarkably preserved. The Holy Roman Emperor had a
residence here at one stage so the cathedral and many palaces of the
officials are suitable magnificent. This area, protected by the
overlooking schloss, survive the 2nd ww bombing but large
swathes of the surrounding residential area were destroyed.
The tourist office runs a walking tour
around the old city which worked really well for us as it ...
... it appears
that the lady and child have just moved out for the duration, leaving
everything, clothes, food etc in situ. She obviously has an interest
in things Indian as an incense smell pervades. The nose tunes out to
it after a short while.
Graz is a university town with loads
of people whizzing around on bikes so one needs to keep ones wits
sharpened to survive.
... of the May Day celebrations and we think it is kind of a variation on a Maypole. We have seen them in many towns and cities in Austria.
The food is all organic and locally sourced. The dinner buffet offered a wide range of food including lamb, fish, salads, pasts, beef, and a range of desserts and cheese.
This has been a welcome break from being a tourist. Tomorrow we head to Rust for one night before returning the rental car in ...
... green from the very light green of budding trees to the dark green of the pine forests. The plowed but unplanted fields provide a contrast with the dark soil that looks so fertile. And of course, the sun on the snow capped peaks is icing on the cake.
We are amazed at the quality of the roads, even the two laners in the rural areas. Their winter is just as bad as ours, but we have seen NO potholes. What are they doing right that ...