On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
On the Road will continue, but it will be forever Alain’s.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
If it’s Friday, it must be otmar!
Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
As promised last week: I now interrupt the stream of pictures of old buildings to bring you some nature.
Some context: the Austrian school year is divided into two semesters, one runs from September to the end of January and the other one from February to June. Back in 1973, during the oil shock, the country decided to add a week of vacation (“Energieferien”) between those two semesters: part of the motivation was to save some money by not having to heat the schools for a week in winter, but certainly another part was to boost the winter skiing season.
Since then, a good part of all Austrian families with kids in school head for the Alps during this week and go skiing. So did we. Here are some of the pictures I took over the last week.
The weather was initially rather cold, clear skies on the mountains, but a layer of clouds below the peaks.
View from the Gerlitzen in western direction. The mountains on the left are the “Karawanken” which form the border between Austria and Slovenia/Italy.
Direction north: Nockberge.
Direction south, towards Slovenia.
On Wednesday we got fresh snow, so we skipped skiing and had some fun in grandma’s garden.
Say hello to “Frederick”!
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.