Thousand Hills

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue December. 04, 2019 800 views

Naturpark Landseer Berge, which is situated in the southeast of Lower Austria and a small part of Burgenland, has a lot to offer. Foremost it’s a beautiful landscape, which is called Bucklige Welt (land of thousand hills) and part of the Eastern Alps. Besides activities as hiking and bicycling, sightseeing is popular in this region. Cultural hotspots are the so called Wehrkirchenstraße, which is a recommended route to fortified churches, the huge remains of castle Landsee and the impressive Celtic fortification in Schwarzenbach. Sadly the quarry Pauliberg, an extinct volcano, is closed for the public. I would love to have a closer look at basalt before it is shattered into pieces. I allready took a lot of picture of Landsee last year, but I didn't posted any of them except for the old cemetery.

Since we had to stay in November with my parents to take care for them another full month, we are lucky to have this region at our doorstep for short visits. At least we tried as long my parents were well enough to spend two hours alone at home. Nevertheless, most of the time we could only hunt down the fading light for half an hour in the afternoon. Sadly, most of the time it was impossible to go together for a photo walk at all, because lately crises emerging faster and developing more serious. Poor health and well advanced in old age - especially if they come together - are not easy to manage at all.

Actually, taking pictures is helping a lot to calm down and stay sane in head and soul. Sometimes it's impossible to go for a walk with my camera Zilla and Felix, therefore I took a lot pictures with my mobile, which were just good enough for Instagram.

Basalt quarry Pauliberg

Basalt quarry Pauliberg

Autumn - gold is growing and glowing everywhere!

Autumn - gold is growing and glowing everywhere!

Basalt quarry Pauliberg

Basalt quarry Pauliberg

Churches of Wismath St. Peter and Paul (left) and St. Anna (right)

Churches of Wismath St. Peter and Paul (left) and St. Anna (right)

Schwarzenbach (Lower Austria)

Schwarzenbach (Lower Austria)

Celtic settlement (left) and medieval castle (right)

Celtic settlement (left) and medieval castle (right)

Castle Schwarzenbach

Castle Schwarzenbach

Celtic fortification, Museum in the tower and reconstructions (right)

Celtic fortification, Museum in the tower and reconstructions (right)

A big wall - remains of the massive fortification

A big wall - remains of the massive fortification

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

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Berckmans Peter 12 months ago

Lovely land and woodscapes.I know what you are going thru. My father and his girlfriend are in a retirement/nursing home now. It was just not workable anymore to stay home, it was even dangerous. It was a hard step to take, also for us.

12 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes, you told about it. I don't think, it will be possible. They won't do it, meanwhile we have a really nice help, who is staying in our house. I'm almost sure, we have to skip some nice retirement home and need in the end a special care home because they are in need of high-maintenance. Meanwhile we are visiting every week and taking care, when we are needed.

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 4 weeks ago

You will pay the price for your caring, I know I did.

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 12 months ago

Glad to see you are still making some time to shoot and keep your sanity, but sorry to hear that your parents are still ailing. Hopefully, life will become normal again. Keep on shooting 📷📷

12 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Normality, just in a different way as imagined ... Yessss, I will keep on shooting!

11 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 12 months ago

Those reconstructions seem very modern. Well done my friend

12 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 12 months ago

In the last 20 years the project became a huge tourist magnet.

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