Seeing as I'm still confined by the weather....it is raining, but it's made even more treacherous road conditions, I thought I would go through some of my old photos and post to my blog.
These pics were taken in 2007 when I went with a friend from K9 Search and Rescue to visit another friend from K9SAR who was teaching in Salzburg, Austria. We took the milk run flight and flew round trip for under $400, staying in mostly hostels and were only there for 10 days. In those 10 days, though, I was able to load up some memory cards and my own memory with beautiful scenery and good times with friends.
This post is on the horses of Salzburg. Of course, everyone know the famous Lippizzaners of Vienna, but the Austrians love all their horses. We saw many Haflingers, and even rode some up in the Tirol country. Lovely horses with spirit and just the right height for me! :)
Here are a couple of sweeties that haul the tourists around....
There are two horse "ponds" (Pferdeschwemme-horse wash) remaining in the city, and I really enjoyed this one. It was built in 1695 adjacent to the old Episcopal Stables. This is where prized horses from the archbishop's royal stables were bathed.
Michael Bernhard Mandl was the artist who created the pond and the sculpture dominating the center "The Horse Tamer". The horse frescoes surrounding the fountain were painted by Josef Ebner.
The fountain at Residenzplatz was made famous to the US public in The Sound of Music. The Residenzbrunner or Residence Fountain was created by Italian sculptor, Tommaso Garona between 1656-61. It is said to be the largest and most beautiful Baroque fountain outside of Italy....of course it was the horses that caught my attention. :)
Here are some other fountains and architecture around the city that I managed to not write down any info about....
At the Schloss Mirabell (Palace) you can find mythical relatives of the horse...
Oh, and one snooty lion! :)