Follow The Butterflies
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23 Jun 14 at 1 pm

And after a long & wonderful day, there’s nothing like coming home to a beautiful place.

And after a long & wonderful day, there’s nothing like coming home to a beautiful place.
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23 Jun 14 at 1 pm

So I and Anja were in Innsbruck yesterday… I’ve still not seen a lot of places in Austria besides Vienna (well, I visited Salzburg a few weeks ago but the only thing I really saw was rain) and clearly this is a disastrous mistake and should be remedied.

Speaking of Vienna, my train back went to Vienna West Trainstation (tears, I lived right behind that).. and I also overheard talk about the people in my former living place:

"Die Wiener glauben immer eine halbe Weltreise gemacht zu haben, wenn sie in Innsbruck angekommen sind."

(“The Viennese always seem to think they’ve traveled around half the world when they arrive in Innsbruck.”)

Heh :’) The rest of Austria seems to really like the Viennese (ahem), but this is the first time I encountered this attitude in real life.

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18 Jun 14 at 5 pm

So I didn’t show you guys yet but I’m currently living in a very beautiful part of Germany.

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28 May 14 at 2 pm

Meet one of our two office dogs, dear Mali! She loves cuddling and I love her. ^^

Meet one of our two office dogs, dear Mali! She loves cuddling and I love her. ^^
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09 May 14 at 5 pm

I promised wannopvalentine pictures of my stay here in the neighbourhood of München. So eh let’s start with the only pictures I have so far… of the Bodensee, or the Bavaria Lake, as it’s colloquially called (one of its many nicknames). I crossed this lake with the ferry when I went to Zürich for my internship. As you can see the weather was fantastic…… so sad, I’m sure I could’ve taken gorgeous pics on a better day.

Sorry River, I don’t actually have any pictures of mountains yet .-. I saw very many but it’s difficult to photograph from the car ;;


I hope you’re H A P P Y
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17 Feb 14 at 5 pm

So whilst in München/Munich, my future-boss decided to humour me by taking me to go see Possenhofen, the summer castle of Sisi’s family at Lake Starnberg. This castle was deemed “beggar-like” by Viennese society. Elisabeth’s lady-in-waiting, Countess Marie Festetics, liked Possenhofen. Brigitte Hamann described the Countess’ views on Possenhoven as follows:

The Countess was especially enthusiastic about the situation of the little castle on Lake Starnberg. She extolled the moonlight on the calm waters and the birdsong that woke her from sleep in the mornings: “they rejoiced as if it were spring - I rushed to the window - the view is delightful, deep, deep blue the waters - a paradise of trees, and green all over, and across the lake, on the other side, handsome mountains - everything loveliness and sun - the garden filled with flowers - the old house wreathed in wild vines and ivy - so poetic - so beautiful.” And the lady-in-waiting, who loved her Empress, continued: “yes, her home could not be otherwise, to allow her dreaminess, her love of nature - to develop to this extent!”

Nowadays Possenhofen Castle is private property, though you can still walk around the castle and enjoy the nature. At Possenhofen train station there’s a Sisi-memorial and a museum.