Kitzbühel and Salzburg New Year 2008

12th Jan 2008

New Year 2008 saw our long awaited return to Kitz, for skiing (and Après skiing) with Karen, Heather, Maree, Roger and Jo (Yo!).


Karen and Leisl


Snow....


and lots more snow!


Leisl in a winter wonderland

So 4 Aussies, 1 German and 2 Brits from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Germany, Switzerland and UK (not necessarily in that order) invaded the Mexican bar, in Austria, run by a Japanese man.  International or what?


Heather and Karen


Roger asked for a 
'Big Drink' 


Nick had some too


Traditional self-portrait 
- what's with 
the Antennae Leisl?


Aki, our host for the evening.
By 12:00 the bouncer was 
referring to us as 
'Friends of Aki'


Leisl celebrates 
successfully Après skiing


Prooooooooooooost!


Nick giving Heather fashion 
advice - 
Pink and Orange?


Roger, Roger, Roger....


Group photo with our 
new 4th best friends 
Steph and Olly


Steph and Olly


We thought we were 
standing upright....


New Year outside


Midnight Atmosphere


New Year Celebrations


Fireworks over Kitzbühel


Leisl came outside


Jo and Heather stayed inside


Kitzbühel main square


The traditional Austrian 
New Year pastime of 
'Firework Throwing'


Jo and Heather


New Year's Day - fresh snow


View from the Chalet


2008 begins with a flaming
demonstration by the 
Rot Teufels  


a few people were there 
to watch 


Including Leisl and Nick - 
who surprised himself
 with this self portrait


The crowds head back 
into town


For fireworks


and fireworks


ooooh!


oooooohhhhh!


aaaah, a heart


ooooh!


ahhhhh!


back to the serious 
business of skiing..

Jo (Mr Fuschia), 
Roger (Mr Orange)
Karen (Ms Red)
Maree (Ms Tan)


Nick (Mr Helmet), Fuschia Jo, 
and Maree giving 
Karen a piggy back


Jo Skiing (Video Clip)


Karen Skiing (Video Clip)


Roger Skiing (Video Clip)


Heather Skiing (Video Clip)


Chairlift self portrait


Sunset from the mountain


Roger dancing in Ski-boots


The Apres Gang having a 
well earned Gluhwein.


Leisl & Nick


Maree and Jo


Roger and skis


Heather and Bob the Builder 
Dirk the Dentist


New Day, New Chairlift - 
now with added Heather!

Heather, Maree, Jo and Nick


Leisl and a tired looking Nick


Leisl took the gondola down, 
whilst Nick Skied down 
the Hannenkahm course


Kitzbühel laid out below


The sunrise view over our 
en-suite Railway Station

 

And then we hit Salzburg...


Salzburg Castle 
(Hohensalzburg Fortress)


With a Leisl in the party, 
we had to do the 
Sound of Music tour


The Untersberg mountain 
(where Maria starts the film)


Moody Untersberg


Leopoldskron Castle - 
the rear and (unfrozen) 
lake was the back of 
the Von Trapp House 


The frozen lake


The Von Trapp house (rear)


Leisl and Nick - 
Leisl has small people in 
her hair


Leopoldskron Castle


People on the frozen lake


Hohensalzburg Fortress


Hohensalzburg Fortress


Frohnburg Castle - 
the front of the 
Von Trapp House


the one month castle 
near Hellbrunn Gardens
quite a project 
management feat! 


Leisl is 16 going on 17 
(cough, cough)


Leisl strikes her famous 
'Sound of Music' pose


Leisl and her siblings 
sing with Maria


Another view of the 
Hohensalzburg Castle


Our tour guide - like a 
camp Larry Hagman


Out into the countryside


In front of St. Gilgen 
(where Mozart's Mom was 
born) and Lake Fuschl 


St. Gilgen and Mountains - 
as seen at the start of 
'Sound of Music'


And who joined us for 
a self portrait - 
Wolfy himself.  
Pity he didn't smile...


Panorma of St Gilgen, Lake Fuschl and the hills, alive with the Sound of Music!


The church from the 
wedding scene in SoM


Salzburg by night


the visit would not have been 
complete without a visit to 
the beerhall attached to 
the Mülln Monastery


Leisl having a quiet pint


Nick - can you nose-tice 
the skiing injury?


Austrian kids singing carols
in '3 kings' costume.


This is still the same beer 
- honest!!


Leisl


The Beerhall 
- definitely worth a visit!


The St Augustine brewery 
that produces the beer 
for the hall.


Our hotel - the Elefant.  
Great location in the old town


The Mirabell gardens


Leisl in the SoM pose, 
singing Do-Ray-Me


The Do-Ray-Me steps


In the pose in front of 
the Pegasus fountain in the 
Mirabell Gardens


The Hedge tunnel


'Ere, that 'orse is 
laughing at us


Evil cats on the Urn.  
How much does a cat 'urn?


Us in front of 
the Mirabell gardens


Salzburg is not all about SoM 
- it's also where Mozart 
was born and lived


In front of Mozart's Doorway


Salzburg is also about 
Sacher Torte


Mmmm, Sacher Torte


View from the 
Modern Art Museum


Panorama of the city


Self Portrait


No old fashioned cars 
or scarf wearing bikers


Salzburg


Leisl in front of the 
Salzach River - it looked cold
- the river, not Leisl that is.


The Mozart Bridge


with added Leisl


and more Leisl


yes, it's a SoM location, 
so the obligatory pose 
was struck


Leisl following in the 
footsteps of her namesake


The fortress across the river


Warm-up with a hot choc
at the Hotel Sacher


All her own work.


And of course we had to 
have cake...


...and eat it!


Mozart's Birthplace - 
and home to a 
slightly odd museum


Old Salzburg

Thanks to Karen for the invite, and to everyone else for making it a great New Year

 

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