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Hallstatt, Austria - Part V

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Hallstatt is a beautiful village in the Austrian Lake District.



Catherine and I ate Reinanke (trout) from Lake Hallstatt in this restaurant.




A stream runs through the village of Hallstatt.


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The backyard of a house on Lake Hallstatt.





In Hallstatt there is so little space for cemeteries that every ten years bones are exhumed and removed into an ossuary, to make room for new burials. A collection of elaborately decorated skulls with the owners' names, professions, death dates inscribed on them are on display at the local chapel.


The ossuary in Hallstatt.




This pear tree is grown right next to the wall where it gets the warmth from the wall.


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2 Comments:

Blogger GMG said...

I don't remember ever going through Hallstatt, but it looks a quite typical Austrian Village. Except for the Ossuary, which seems a bit bizarre...

January 08, 2008 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Marlene said...

Hi John, you and your wife have a great travel experience! Nice pictures of Hallstatt. I haven't been there and it seems worth a visit someday. At any rate, Austria is one country I would love to visit again. Thanks for sharing...

January 10, 2008 2:40 PM  

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