[Photo Journal] Hohensalzburg Fortress in Austria

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Hohensalzburg Fortress in Salzburg

When I first visited Salzburg in 2015, I only did a day tour from Munich to do a Sound of Music tour. Last year, my family and I decided to spend a whole weekend instead (Friday til Sunday) to really get a feel of the beautiful place. The Hohensalzburg Fortress came highly recommended and naturally we spent almost the whole day just touring the magnificent place. Here are some photos.

According to this website:

Building work on Hohensalzburg Fortress was initiated by Archbishop Gebhard in 1077. It is the largest completely preserved castle in central Europe.

The fortress is over 900 years old and was originally built to guarantee the safety of the archbishops; while also serving as barracks and a prison. Today’s exterior was designed by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach. Of particular interest are the fortress museum and the medieval stately chambers.

The interior of the fortress was furnished to impress with magnificent gothic carvings, ornamental paintings and frescos, and decorative gold leaf – all of which attests to the wealth of the prince bishops.

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“My spirit has pass’d in compassion and determination around the whole earth.
I have look’d for equals and lovers an found them ready for me in all lands,
I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them”
― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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“Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.”
― John Ruskin

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“I finally felt myself lifted definitively away on the winds of adventure toward worlds I envisaged would be stranger than they were, into situations I imagined would be much more normal than they turned out to be.”
― Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

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“The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. If the case be otherwise, I beg his pardon and extend to him the cordial hand of fellowship and call him brother. I shall always delight to meet an ass after my own heart when I have finished my travels.”
― Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

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“To travel hopefully is better than to have arrived.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson

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“That’s the place to get to—nowhere. One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere.”
― D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love

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“They say the sky is the same everywhere. Travellers, the shipwrecked, exiles, and the dying draw comfort from the thought.”
― Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room

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