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The beginning...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 28 July 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...of a series on our month-long stay in the Salzkammergut (Austria), fifteen years ago.
Built in the 16th century, this private home has a shop on the first floor and living quarters on the next two; this is where we stayed.
I remember opening one of those second floor side windows soon after arriving, and hearing a young child on the sidewalk below, babbling away in German.
"How do they learn German so young?" I thought. ... Silly me!
Photos were scanned and therefore not the best quality, but ohhh, the wonderful memories.

A smile is the light in the window of your face
which tells people that your heart is at home.


Sunday blessings!

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The entire building seems to be smiling through all those white windows in the green!

28 Jul 2013 7:08am

@Japanalia: I am so happy you could 'feel' those smiles! ;D

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Love these vine covered houses

28 Jul 2013 7:38am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great beginning of your memories and text !

28 Jul 2013 8:17am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light - I like the ivy covering.

28 Jul 2013 4:52pm

joe from United States

love this!!! you should totally put this and all of your work on

You'll definitely get a lot of recognition on their website and will get on their "Editor's Choice" gallery; check it out!

28 Jul 2013 7:23pm

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

I love the ivy hugging the house. I'm curious about the telephone looking contraption there in the foreground?

28 Jul 2013 8:04pm

@Sharon Pleasants: You know, I never asked about that 'box' ... I can only think it was their street telephone back then.

Abena from Illinois, United States

15 years!!!???Woooah! I love that you can dig in that archive/stack of pictures and share with us, I already like this one and the vines climbing it. You speak German? By the way the saying is beautiful...very beautiful, Sunday blessings to you!

28 Jul 2013 8:31pm

@Abena: The photos were in an album, Abena, and I scanned them. The memories, however, are very, very fresh in my mind. ... NO, I do no speak German and it was such a surprise to hear a little one rambling on in it.

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Haha! Love your thought process!

28 Jul 2013 8:34pm

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris. ;)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It does not look so bad to me at all. ;-))) How nice to be able to stay for a month.

28 Jul 2013 10:05pm

@B. Thomas: It was wonderful, Barbara ... and such a to be invited for the month. Our friendship with Reinhard began with an online writing course. ;D

franz from Baden, Austria

ha, i can relate to this ... ;-)
glad you decided to post this series !!!

29 Jul 2013 7:14pm

@franz: I'll be interested in your opinions on what we saw. ;D

RBL from Oxford, United States

This is so charming ... I look forward to the series!

30 Jul 2013 12:02am

@RBL: Thank you, Ruthie ... I'm enjoying reliving our trip.

Devi from Chennai, India

Amazing shot!! What a way the building has cdiscovered to adorn itslef!!!!

30 Jul 2013 4:58am

@Devi: Thank you so much.