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... off to the harmonizing power of crystals. In the Crystal Theater ones own fantasies take centre stage. You can have a look onto the giant’s belongings and marvel at an aria performed by the extraordinary soprano Jessye Norman and captured by Andre Heller in film before you enter the World of Wonders and the Crystal Forest.
Even the Crystal Stage ...
... per cable. Each car fit around 40 people on board at a time. We had to line up for around 1.5 hours to get on. But it was worth the wait! As we zoomed up the cable we watched as the world got smaller and smaller below us and the horizon opened up. On arrival at the top, we were marshalled into the visitors centre. Rob made a snap decision that we should get on the next cable car to the glacier. This was a novel thought, however meant traveling 400m ...
... The most amazing greens of the fields backed by the sparkling shine of the rocky alps made for the best scenery for this drive. Boarder crossings are well anticipated before reaching them, and Pete starts to get itchy, zooming the sat Nav out then back in, gets the camera ready to capture the signs welcoming us in the local dialect. However mainly are anti-climatic. Usually you would get the sense that this was once a serious crossing, but nowadays you would ...
... a map and a bad sense of direction.
The first thing we noticed was Slovenia is the size of a pinhead. Missed two turnings (no, that can't be it, haven't gone far enough) before winding our way back up the motorway, the vignette paid for motorway, to Bled. Now, Bled is beautiful. But Bled is awful. Too much beauty equals too many people. Think a posh Butlins/Blackpool (but beautiful). Done that. Done Bled. **** that. Never going back.
Instead we ...
... get, I guess, from a rich country that doesn't have to rely on taxes. The Brenner pass is a huge elongated concrete skyway..which we avoided because we didn't want to pay the toll. All this meant was we drove underneath it through amazing steep-sided valleys until we ended up in Brenner itself, a sign on the side of a shop perfunctorily announcing we were in Italy - and that was the only way we knew. Little changed. The whole area through the Dolomites is a weird conjunction of ...