Urban railway station - Salzburg, Austria
5th of #December was Krampus day in #Austria, a very old #tradition during that time of the year. People are dressing up a goat-demons, scaring the living crap out of spectators. The #mythology behind Krampus is, that he gives away dried fruit and other sweets to nice children, hits those who have been not so nice with hazel or birch twigs to purge them from their misdeeds. Those who have been really naughty, #Krampus carries away to his lair…
There have been incidents in the past, that drunk Krampus hit people too hard, as well as drunk spectators attacked some Krampus. Nowadays it’s a spectacle just for everyone, mostly secure for everyone.
Stift Melk ❤
Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, Austria
Hundertwasser! Most creative architect -ever-
Way up the Capuchin Mountain in Salzburg, Austria || photo: Avanova
Marie Antoinette to Maria Theresa, 16 March 1780
I must confide to my dear mother’s tender a heart a happy moment I had four days ago. There were several persons in my daughter’s room; I had someone ask her where her mother was. That sweet child, although no one had said a word, smiled and came to me with her arms open. This was the first time she has shown she knows me; I must admit it gave me a great joy, and I think I love her better since then.
Golling, a village in the Tennengau (district of Salzburg, Austria).
View on Salzburg, Austria, taken from the Capuchin Mountain lookout.