This post is a bit delayed, since I've been back in Australia for a couple of months now, but I still wanted to share this little bit of Austria with you! These photos were taken in the grounds around Hellbrunn Castle in Slazburg, Austria. We went there to visit the gazebo that featured in The Sound of Music - I told my imaginary Rolf that I was 16 going on 17 far too many times in my childhood to pass up a visit to this gazebo.
(The moment my childhood dreams were realised - sadly I wasn't allowed inside it)
But it turns out that the Gazebo is in one of the most beautiful parks I've ever had the good fortune to visit. I've always had a soft spot for Willow's, but if that wasn't enough to sell it for me the picturesque autumn leaves falling from the sky, the elderly couples holding hands and strolling through rows and rows of trees and the tiny bridges built over the varied lakes and ponds sure did. If you get a chance you should definitely give it a visit. We were very disappointed we didn't bring a picnic lunch or bikes with us (although it was probably lucky for Paigge that we didn't because I most definitely would have made her sing 'Doh a Dear' with me while we rode around pretending to be the Von Trapp children).
If you get the bus (as we did) you should try getting off at the stop after Hellbrunn Castle (as we did - tooootally on purpose) and you'll find yourself walking past impossibly green fields that sit at the bottom of a couple of Salzburg's mountains. It was ridiculously beautiful. And it was the perfect spot to sing 'The Hills are Alive' if you so choose (I did).
Photos by Paigge Frankie