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Looking over Hallstatt square...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 11 August 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...this home has been featured in photographs by others. Click here for a more recent photo showing that same home (2nd from right), taken by my 'foto friend' Yair, from Israel, and with a much better camera.

An AP news report on June 19, 2013:
"VIENNA – A flash flood unleashed by a major thunderstorm has inundated the Austrian village of Hallstatt, which has been awarded special status by the U.N. because of its unique beauty.
Wednesday's storm turned the placid village creek into a torrent that flooded the village square, tearing up cobble stones in its wake. Houses and a hotel are partially under water. State-run broadcaster ORF says 30 people had to be evacuated by ladder from the first floor of a building."

Here is a link Loner posted yesterday, with many photos. Fortunately, the industrious people of the area have been hard at work to restore everything to its original strength and beauty.
As a knot appears unexpectedly in a thread,
so disappointment blocks the smoothness of life.
If a few deft strokes can untangle the skein,
life continues evenly.
But if it cannot be corrected,
then it must be quietly woven into the design.
Thus, the finished piece can still be beautiful ...
even though not as perfect as planned.


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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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Really, really nice!
Excellent shape and form in this composition, perfect light too.

11 Aug 2013 8:33am

@Curly: Thank you, Curly ... such a joy to have your words on this old photo.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Love the cosy feel to it--the red flowers at every window, a friendly gentleman looking out.:)

11 Aug 2013 9:04am

@tyan: Thanks ... I'm surprised that my eye for photos was working even that long ago. ;D

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'm pretty sure the village is going to be restored quickly and the visible damage efaced! Worse, much worse than this storm took place in Japan, various prefectures have been under a huge amount of rain which turned rivers crazy, covered roads, caused horrible landslides, destroyed houses and killed several people. Just this July and August! The archipelago has not known such downpours until this summer!
(Fortunately, we're quite "dry" here, around Yokohama!)

11 Aug 2013 12:47pm

@Japanalia: Yes, the people want their village restored as quickly as possible. This summer's weather has been disastrous in so many countries, including here in the US.

Don from Spokane, United States

A well framed shot of this lady looking down from a window. Well done.

11 Aug 2013 2:39pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

I love the architecture and foliage ... wonderful capture, Judy :)

11 Aug 2013 6:31pm

@RBL: Me too, Ruthie ... thank you!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This image looks like a painting - it is just lovely. I looked at Loner's photos, and it is always upsetting to see such damages.

11 Aug 2013 6:48pm

@Ruthiebear: I am happy you got to see the photos of the flooding damage; what a horrible shame it was for such a beautiful world heritage site.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A truly "European" looking place. I like way this tree is being grown against the wall, espalier style.

11 Aug 2013 11:38pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks, Glenn ... and you're right; the espalier treatment is so beautiful here!

Abena from Illinois, United States

This reminds me of that ad, the one that ends with 'go on, smell the roses!' :D I love how it looks like he just woke up, popped his head out the window and here he is taking a deep breath in of the gorgeous surrounding. It's beautiful! I hope your Sunday's been great! x

12 Aug 2013 1:07am

@Abena: I saw the figure as a male also, tho' someone referred to woman. ;D
Sundays are always "great". ;)

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful image of the lovely house. Meanwhile, I looked at Lonar's photos and I really felt sorry for local residents who suffered from the natural disaster. I hope that they will rebuild the beautiful village as soon as possible.

12 Aug 2013 4:59am

@Etsu: Yes, much devastation, but I'm told this wasn't the first time and won't be the last due to their location on the side of a mountain. They will rebuild very quickly.

L'angevine from Angers, France

un peu plus travailler au niveau de la poussière des grains et on aurait dit une peinture...

12 Aug 2013 8:37am

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Fantastic shot !

12 Aug 2013 10:22am

@Rafael: Thanks, Rafael.

Maria from California, United States

the vintage look works so well with this image...looks like an old painting

15 Aug 2013 11:11pm

@Maria: Thanks, Maria ... I was so tickled that I had Yair's recent (good quality) image to link to.

Abena from Illinois, United States

uh oh, my mistake! he's a she :D

16 Aug 2013 2:36am

@Abena: No, no ... I think you were correct that it is a man.
He's wearing one of those athletic-style t-shirts. ;D

franz from Baden, Austria

that man was probably trying to pick some pears ... ;-)

20 Aug 2013 11:19am