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Good Morning All,
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Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
Some more pictures from life in Europe: this one is a mixed bag from early July 2018.
Right after school closed for summer, we brought the kids to my MiL in Carinthia. This picture is from the train back to Vienna. The track snuggles along the north coast of Lake Wörthersee. You can see the viewing tower on the Pyramidenkogel in the background.
The runners in the foreground are taking part in the yearly Ironman competition around the lake. See http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman/austria.aspx
Before entering the lowlands around Vienna the train needs to pass the Semmering: the gate between Lower Austria an Styria. Historically speaking, this is one of the oldest mountain railroads still in operation. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmering_railway
It was built 1848 – 1854 and features lots of viaducts, tunnels, and turns. Yes, it can be very scenic, but it’s also very slow. So, finally, they are building a tunnel to bypass the whole thing.
Now for a change in scenery: I needed to fly to a meeting in Brussels a few days later. This here is the iconic building of the EU Commission. As you can see, this area is still on elevated security footing.
Around the corner, just an average Brussels view.
Nestled in the European quarters in Brussels is Parc Leopold. It’s an isle of quiet just next to the main buildings of the Commission, the Council and the Parliament.
Btw EU Parliament: there it is.
I had time to grab a bite at the airport before flying back. Leffe is my favorite Belgian beer, so if there is a chance to get it fresh from the tap, I go for it.
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
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