Graz is the second-largest city in Austria, after Vienna, and a lively university town. It’s a picturesque place (its old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site), with lots of color and an interesting mix of historic and avant-guarde architecture.
Between today and tomorrow I’ll be uploading some photos from my time there.
1. Uhrturm, the clock tower | 2. Hauptplatz | 3. Styria’s dragon | 4. Gothic double spiral staircase | 5. Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II | 6. Kunsthaus, museum of modern art
Hi there! It’s been a hectic past few months, in terms of work but also on a personal level. I needed some time to step back and take care of myself. After a few months, I’m feeling better and spring has arrived, so I really can’t complain.
Moreover, I’ve just returned from a weeklong trip in Austria. I was invited to spend Easter with an Austrian friend at her home in Graz. Our trip consisted of a few days in Vienna, with the rest of the week dedicated to exploring Graz and the surrounding countryside and, of course, eating.
I can’t say enough lovely things about Austria, the country, the people, the food, the sights. It’s a fantastic county, and I hope to return.
Over the next few days, I’ll upload various photos from the trip. In the meantime, here are some pictures from Vienna.
Yesterday’s early-fall warm weather led to a trip outside of Rome, to Cerveteri. Cerveteri, about an hour outside of the city, is home to la Necropoli della Banditaccia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here lie about 1,000 Etruscan tombs, mostly circular mounds carved into the Earth, several of which are quite well-preserved and visitors can enter. The tombs date from about the 9th century to the 3rd century BC.
Here are some images.