Ball pool #2

Ball pool #2

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog, you will know that I’m fond of ‘popping a colour’ through a black and white image.

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To my surprise, I don’t think this works very well with this photo. It seems like an unnecessary distraction. What do you think?

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Water feature

Water feature

Walking back to our hotel on a hot June evening, we stumbled on this fun scene. I think it was on Richard Mayr Gasse (but I could be wrong). Several children were playing in the water channel that flows down the street.

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I don’t think this wee girl understood what was happening when she put the balls into the water. But she seemed to enjoy it. If you look at the faces of the adults, you’ll see that they were enjoying it too.

Sometimes a simple, straight-out-of-the-camera holiday snap is good enough.

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A change of perspective

A change of perspective

Another image of Salzburg – but from a different vantage point. This photo was taken from a hill called Moenchsberg.

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The change of angle gives an overview of the Old Town in Salzburg. I like the way that the Sun’s rays emerge from the clouds.

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Power lines #1

Power lines #1

Do the power lines (for the electric buses) enhance or detract? I guess it’s a matter of opinion. I like them. The mixture of order and chaos appeals. These lines frame the Dreifaltigkeitskirche (Holy Trinity Church) in Salzburg.

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The church looks fascinating from the outside, but I didn’t explore it properly. Maybe another time. (But that’s a long list now!)

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St. Sebastianskirche

St. Sebastianskirche

I’m confident that we passed this church, at least once, every day that we were in Salzburg. I noticed its spire several times, but only photographed it once – on our last evening as we walked back to our hotel.

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I was attracted by the colour of the sky. Only when I looked at the image afterwards did I realise that the floodlights had created a shadow of the shop sign on the wall of the church. I like that!

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Bridge memorial

Bridge memorial

This was another ‘stumble on’ find in Salzburg. As we walked across the Staatsbrucke I stopped to take some photos of the castle. When we started to move again, I noticed the reflective block at the end of the bridge. Looking closer, I realised that it was a memorial to the prisoners of war who were forced to build the bridge during the Second World War.

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I like the elegance of the memorial design; the simplicity and depth of the words; and the way that life around reflects back at you as you look at it.

It was a hand-held shot at night, so I’m surprised that it worked at all.

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Castle at sunset #2

Castle at sunset #2

This photo was taken about 15 minutes after yesterday’s. The light had changed quite a bit, but it was still lovely.

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I liked the way that the ‘tram lines’ (for electric buses) are evident. It was a warm evening and there was a relaxed feeling in the city – as you can see from the faces of the (slightly blurry) couple at the bottom right.

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Castle at sunset #1

Castle at sunset #1

There’s a wee theme to the next few entries. The photos were all taken on the same evening – our final evening in Salzburg. 

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There was a lovely sunset and the light was gorgeous. It’s that simple. This one was taken from the Kapitelplatz. To the left of this shot, people were sitting watching an open air cinema.

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