A view from Schlossberg

Grazer Schlossberg (Schlossberg=castle hill) is the centre of the old town. It is the most visited tourist attraction for it’s also in the centre of the city. It lies right on the bank of the Mur river and the view of Graz from Schlossberg is outstanding. Schlossberg used to be a fortress for the city and its fortification dates back to the 9th century. Now, the public park on Schlossberg offers lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from and delight your tastebuds and visual senses.  (Schlossberg top right of the picture)Schlossberg

So, Schlossberg and sunset make the best combination ever. I am telling you, my friend: sunset evening is worth watching! It’s not the best sunset we’ve caught because clouds seemed to disrupt our photo shooting. But still, colours of blue, violet and a pale tint of nude pink offered us the picture of a painted sky. The sun behind the clouds did a great job.

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A much closer look at the clouds on the skyDSC_0931

Where the wooded hills meet the sky, my eyes felt absorbed in a natural and delightful contrast. The colour I’ve always dreamt of for sunsets!DSC_0017 We noticed an ‘eyehole of enlightenment’ and the chance was ours. While I was watching in the Turkish Fountain.DSC_0938DSC_0942

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And while the evening transformed itself into the night, a little bit of reading was absolutely welcome. If you are probably wondering what I am reading: To Kill a Mockingbird. Totally captivated until now 🙂DSC_0015

In the end, we turned our steps to some music we heard from the top of Schlossberg.DSC_0060

And we found out there was a music festival we had no idea about: Weltmusik am Mariahilferplatz (World music by Mariahilfersquare). Every year, the festival promises some really good quality music such as jazz, afro, latin, blues, Balkan-blues. Multicultural feeling in the air! 😀DSC_0067

We grabbed some beers, enjoyed the atmosphere and people dancing!DSC_0073

Promise to update you with more posts and photos of Schlossberg!

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