Like a family pic – hard to imagine she’s a princess
Hate to admit this but it’s actually a nice article by Pippa. Also have to admit she looks sort of nice in the pics. By the way, wasn’t there supposed to be a fortnight between her offerings?
For some reason I can’t remember, I’ve spent a bit of time, a few times, in Kirchberg/Kitzbuhel and it’s very nice. From the shop windows to the ornately carved eaves, it’s so different to our surrounds. When you’re up on the mountain in summer, it’s pure Sound of Music, lonely goatherd, wildflowers, green grass and that horn across the valley, cowbells etc. and then in winter, it gets crowded out but the skiing’s good.
I’ve been to the Hahnenkahm on the side of the hill by the orange plastic barrier, one foot further down the mountain than the other. You hardly see the entrants as they zip by but the atmosphere’s good and for someone from over here, it’s a surprise how far the Europeans are into this sport and how much the champions are supported. I got to know all the main names.
Eurosport used to run it, don’t know if they still do – it’s definitely escapism.
Coming back to summer, sitting on top of that mountain and gazing down on all the little doll’s houses, it was so hard to imagine it being the centre of war, of Nazism. Yet it’s a life you can imagine them wanting to preserve – from the breads to the beer and all of it – the Austrians and Germans know how to live.
I quite liked the whole place, from Klagenfurt and the Worther See to Wien and yet such places produced the Waldheims and similar.
Another of Woerthersee:
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