Not feeling 100% at the moment, I’ve been trying to rest a bit, and indulged in some daydreaming….
When I was very young, this picture of the Ossiachersee (bought by my parents in Austria in the early 1960s) caught my imagination – I have shown it before.
When I was finally in my teens and on holiday with a friend Interrailling in Europe, I was determined to find the place. We must have travelled by train and post bus, and walked, from Klagenfurt where we were staying.
We got to the lake and pitched our tiny tent. Here was the scene the first evening:
You can see the line of the hills, I’m nearly in the same place as the artist was, decades before – but where’s the dilapidated boat house? A lesson….when you are young, you think you will find a place just as you saw it in a picture….well, I did! And of course nothing stays the same forever, and the boat house may only have been an artistic invention. Hey ho!
i have scanned that slide for the first time this evening, over 3 decades since I took the picture, and am rather pleased with the details, previously unnoticed, in it.