Category Archives: Austria

Neither here nor there

Following on from Friday’s Bench, I thought you might like to see the border between Gmund and Ceske Velenice I was talking about. There’s a thin strip of land which is neither Austria nor the Czech Republic, so it seemed appropriate to place my husband in ‘no man’s land’ πŸ˜‰

The Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004, so it seemed strange to me that the unmanned border crossings between the two countries are still very much in evidence. In contrast, we’ve enjoyed toll-free bridges across the River Severn into Wales since last December and I saw workmen dismantling the toll booths when I went to Fishguard in February.

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Flames of glass

I saw these in Austria and was reminded of Kew’s Chihuly exhibition which starts next week. I see visitors there recently have had a sneak preview of some of the pieces as they were being assembled.

I made do with the advert I saw on the Tube πŸ˜‰

I can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚