From Berchtesgaden, Germany, we drove over to Salzburg, Austria, where we spent the day sightseeing and shopping – here David and I stand at the base of the Mozart Monument in the city where he grew up.
David and I stand beside the fountain at the Residenzplatz or “Residenzbrunnen” in downtown Salzburg – and since it was cold out the water wasn’t flowing like it would in the summertime.
A close-up of a horse head mounted on a Mermaid like fish tail in the fountain on the Residenzplatz or “Residenzbrunnen” in the center of Salzburg – a city full of Old World charm and beauty.
Here are the European versions of horse drawn carriages, waiting to provide first-class city tours for the tourists – and you can imagine from this picture an actual scene in Salzburg similar to this one from hundreds of years ago.
David really enjoyed this storefront window of a Café in Salzburg – and I loved the composite view of the window decorations along with the reflections on the window glass – and the details within the Café itself.
I’ve cropped this photo of a Salzburg Café window just to bring out the depth of details that I see in it – the two pastry Chef puppets, the reflections from the building behind me, the colorful dried flower arrangements and details in the storefront window, the refrigerated counter full of pastries and cakes, my reflection between the puppets taking the picture, and last but not least – the reflected blue sky at the top of the photo.
I love the fanciful store signs that hang above the sidewalks in Salzburg – and no city that I know has a better variety than Salzburg has – and although I date this photo around early October, the storefront decorations look like they’re preparing for the season of Advent and Christmas.
This is a cropped photo from a flower shop’s sidewalk display, with baskets of souvenirs all tastefully arranged as if on a Christmas Market.
This building detail of a small statue caught my eye, and the beautiful artistic sign above the Radisson is amazing in the details and craftsmanship that can be seen in it.
David stands in front of a woodcarver’s shop in Salzburg, Austria – and underneath a large carving of, “St. George Slaying the Dragon.”
The talent of Alpine woodcarvers is legendary – from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and down into northern Italy – and this carving of, “St. George Slaying the Dragon” is characteristic of their artistry.
I’ve cropped the photo here to just capture the woodcarving of, “St. George Slaying the Dragon” – what I love about Europe is the authenticity of what you see all around you.
This is the flower arrangement that decorates the building directly below the woodcarving of, “St. George Slaying the Dragon” – adding a beautiful touch to complete the storefront decorations.