Now seems like a good time to post a few more pictures from my visit to Klagenfurt. Check out that link by the way, as the Austrian tourist board commissioned a beautiful song to let you know about the charms of the area. Since very few people have heard anything about Klagenfurt this song is the best way to fill in the blanks.
I meant to put these pictures up here a day or too after I posted the pictures of Google. Oops. To recap, Nick and Mara invited a few of us to fly out for a house-warming party in Klagenfurt.
Here are our hosts, Nick:
Nick needs to learn how to work the camara a little better if he’s going to land any modelling contracts. In this particular shot, Mara was caught explaining an informative sign she found in the ladies toilets. I didn’t see the sign, but the basic message is this: Austrian plumbing becomes dangerously explosive if tampons are flushed. You have been warned.
Pictures of the house-warming party itself are best kept behind locked doors, along with a short video of Nick doing star jumps in clown pants. Trust me when I tell you they’re all much worse than the two snaps above.
Klagenfurt is a beautiful city, surrounded by mountains and on the shore of a massive mountain lake called Wörthersee. After arriving on the Friday morning we bumbled around by the lake and sat around drinking beer. We spent a while peering through the hedge of Minimundus, but sadly couldn’t get in as it was still closed for the winter.
On Saturday we walked through some pine forests and climbed a hill to get to an observation tower, which on a clear day would give a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. The view was impressive, but the weather was grim enough that the pictures I took at the top are all pretty disappointing. In the second picture here you can see a couple of fat drops of rain falling from the tower towards me.
That’s the censored highlights of our trip, we flew back on Sunday. Last but not least, here is the photo Ant took of the WANK company headquarters in Klagenfurt: