My own Mountain

Who wouldn't love to have his own mountain? I certainly would and I have been able to call one my own ... last Saturday ... for a couple of hours ๐Ÿ˜

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber

My own Mountain
for a short while

Let's begin two days earlier: last week on Thursday afternoon, I have been on a hike with some colleagues up the Dobratsch mountain near Villach in Carinthia, which is my home state. It was hot and very hazy, so that the photos I made didn't turn out very well, but see yourself ...

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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Nevertheless it was a nice hike and foremost it motivated me to do another hike which I planned for Saturday morning. Because I haven't done much so far this year, my plan was to do a fairly easy hike in the Nock Mountains area in Carinthia: the Kรถnigstuhl mountain, which is 2,336 m / 7,664 ft high and right at the border between the 3 Austrian states Carinthia, Styria and Salzburg.

Kรถnigstuhl Mountain
My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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As mentioned above, it's a fairly easy hike and so the sign at the parking lot Eisentalhรถhe says that it's only a 2 hour hike. Well, I needed half the time, but only because I didn't make a break on my way up because it was still pitch dark at 4 in the morning when I started the hike and I wouldn't have been able to see anything anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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In the beginning of the hike the sky was completely clear and I could see the stars, but the higher I got, the more clouds built up and when I reached the peak a thick layer of gray clouds covered the horizon where the sun was about to rise half an hour later.

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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Of course, I was a bit disappointed at first, but then I realized that I was up there completely alone and no other soul was to see anywhere near nor far. Once again after a while I had a mountain for me alone - no matter if my view was amazing or not so good, it was my own and that's worth more than anything else, at least to me ๐Ÿ˜€

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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And maybe Mother Nature has heard my thoughts because she showed me some colours and beautiful light, but she also had some fun with me by shutting off some of the colours only moments after I noticed them.
Just like she did with the pink shine behind the mountains in the photo below, that only lasted for a minute and I was lucky to take a shot before it completely disappeared. Seconds before it was higher and much more intense, but hey, I had it for me alone ๐Ÿ˜

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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I changed my wet t-shirt to a dry one, had something to drink and to eat, enjoyed the silence and took some photos. It was windy, but warmer than I thought and so I had a good time wandering around the peak lokking for possible photo compositions.

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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A little later the sun rose behind the dark clouds and then she was above them illuminating the mountains with her warm light. Mother Nature showed me again how beautiful she is ... and it was all my own ๐Ÿ˜Š

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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There was a little lake called "Friesenhalssee" half way to the peak and I wanted to take a few photos there before the sun was too high and harsh. So I took my gear and made my way back down.
Minutes later I heard voices further down and knew form now on I had to share the mountain, but I didn't mind because I have had a beautiful time up there on my own. I met a couple with two kids and these 4 would be the only other people I would meet during my hike.

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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I usually try to avoid people in my photos, but when there's glorious light I can't wait and because they are so small in the image, I didn't even need to clone them out.

Friesenhalssee
My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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Of course, when I reached the lake I had it for me alone, yay ๐Ÿ˜†
The lake is quite small and there are no spectacular mountains reflecting in it, but only two hills. If I don't forget I will come back next year in mid of June when the sun rises exactly between these two hills.

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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So, that was my hike on the Kรถnigstuhl mountain, and although the sunrise didn't happen as spectacular as I was hoping for, I have had a great time and could take some quite pleasing images - I hope you like them too.

My own Mountain ... for a short while - Johann Piber
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On Sunday, I wanted to take another hike, another short but quite steep one. Unfortunately it rained the whole night long and so I postponed the hike to another day ... the Summer is still young.


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All photos were taken with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM.
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Fantastic photos of many beautiful mountains! So lucky to be up there having a private meeting with those mountains. Some gives out very powerful vibes! Love to be there too!
Whereโ€™s my magic carpet?!

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Thank you so much that you like the photos, dear @kaminchan, having a mountain for me alone is one of the greatest pleasures, but it happens much too seldom ๐Ÿ˜Š

I have sent the magic carpet quite a while ago to you. if it's still not there it might have flown the wrong direction ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Thanks a lot! Postal service has gone crazy because of the changing weather! I just have to wait!

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Good evening @johannpiber ๐Ÿ˜Š

A beautiful mountain for hiking....the view is fantastic and it's so nice to have the mountain to yourself, even for a few hours.....

Excellent photos... I like the fourth photo the most... also the contrast of earth and sky, darkness and light...๐Ÿค—

I really enjoyed the photos of your mountain...
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I wish you a new hiking trip soon..๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ

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Good evening @Suzana72,

thanks so much for the nice words you have found for my post and the photos I have taken. I am happy that you enjoyed my post and hope that I can get out in the mountains again soon ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks very much kindly again, dear @Suzana72, wishing you a good evening and night ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Most welcome dear @johannpiber ๐Ÿค—

I believe that you will be on another hike soonโ˜€๏ธ

My pleasure and thank you so much...

Thank you very much, and wishing you a peaceful night and good night ๐ŸŒธโ˜€๏ธ

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WOW, these photos are stunning, and what amazing views!
I could just sit there all day to admire the views.
Fantastic. You must have felt like a king for a day haha.

I loved this post so much, I shared it on Listnerds, so your post
will get more exposure.

Have an amazing day!

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That's exactly what I have done - I sat there and enjoyed the views. Otherwise I would have taken many more images ๐Ÿ˜‰
Thank you so much kindly for your lovely compliments and for sharing my post, @misslasvegas, wishing you also a fantastic day ๐ŸŒž


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What a lovely hike! Even with the clouds, the pictures of the sunrise are amazing! Thank you for sharing and thank you for sharing the post on listnerds @misslasvegas!

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Thanks a million that you like my post and for the kind words, @thisismylife, means a lot to me ๐Ÿ˜Š

I also thank you for sharing my post, @misslasvegas ๐Ÿ™


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Good evening my friend weโ€™ll late night fir you as I write this

How cool you had the mountain and lake all to yourself and that Mother Nature appreciated you loving the beauty there even with dull skies and then treated you to those gorgeous colors

A two hour hike (for the average person) one for an Austrian mountain goat going up a mountain must be exhilarating

I am sure when you got home you would have been thirsty for some !WINE and hungry for !PIZZA

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Good morning JJ,

getting up at 2 in the morning has some advantages ๐Ÿ˜‰ and maybe the weather forecast helped me too, because they predicted thunder storms, which actually came later in the afternoon.
I didn't believe the forecast and was rewarded by some really awesome views - thank you so much that you like my photos, my friend ๐Ÿค—

I've been breathing heavily like the cows along the path, but yes, it was exhilarating to be up in the mountains again and to reach the peak with such views ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks again, my friend, wishing you a great Tuesday ๐ŸŒž


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Even fir me 2AM is an early start
I to never trust the forecast I am glad for you the thunderstorms came later

They got it wrong here also predicting storms and rain fir us last evening and we got neither even though we desperately need rain

Oh yes, a !PIZZA fresh from the Oven and a glass of !WINE would have been great ๐Ÿ˜‹
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I don't mind getting up at 2 because I usually go to bed at 8 and fall asleep not much later ๐Ÿ˜‰

We have had a rainy night and it's still gray and rainy out there, but it hasn't cooled down a lot. At least the earth has got some water.

Hope you also get some rain soon.


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Similar to me, I go to bed generally at ( and am wide awake normally aroudn 3AM

I had hopes for rain yesterday there was a bank of thunderstorms coming through, but seems they skirted around us again didn't hear any thunder and looks like we got no rain

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When I have to work I usually get up between 4:30 and 5, but when I'm free I get up when I wake u, which usually is some time between 2 and 4am.

Later in the morning it stopped to rain and the temperature climbed up to 30C again. They predict the next rain for the weekend - we'll see.


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There is no rain forecast for the next ten days everything is so dry here I hope we get some soon

Cheers and !BEER

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Right after my reply a strong wind began and it got dark from storm clouds all around. It's still windy and the clouds are still there, but I don't think it will rain tonight - hopefully I'm wrong ๐ŸŒง๏ธ ... wishing you some rain too.


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Thatโ€™s the thing with the weather we never knows what is coming or when

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I was wrong, it was raining later and now in the morning it's beautiful cloudy and nice cool ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

If I could dance I would make a rain dance for you, but I'm afraid that it would only become a "don't rain dance" which you have already mentioned in one of your posts ๐Ÿ˜ !LOLZ


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LOL I said the same about if I tried to do a rain dance it would be a rain stay away dance to someone else recently

its a nice cool morning today here but still no rain

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๐Ÿ˜ !LOLZ

We have had an overcast but very warm day and just a couple of minutes ago it has started to rain. It would be great if it rained the whole night through and it would be great to hear that you also got some water from the clouds ๐ŸŒง๏ธ


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the weather has cooled down a bit for us dropping from 90s to mid 80's this morning it was pleasant and cool this morning when I went out for a short walk

!PIZZA fresh from the Oven and what we are having for lunch today ๐Ÿ˜‹
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The rain has stopped, beautiful sunset colours in the sky and it's almost cold at 19C โ„๏ธ

It's great that you have had a nice walk at cooler temperatures ๐Ÿ˜Š


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glad you got to see a nice sunset, over night here last night it dropped down to 16C quite a change from the warm temps we have been having

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I have only been on the balcony, but there were some nice colours. Later it rained again and at the moment I am having breakfast on the balcony at cozy 15C ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Have a great day JJ ๐ŸŒž


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Itโ€™s 4 AM here and 20C going to head out to a beach shortly jot sure which one yet

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4 am here and 18 C here. Hope you have had a nice sunrise.


Cheers and !BEER

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The sunrises the last couple of days have been fairly dull but still great to get out and catch some fresh air

Now I have some cold !PIZZA left over to snack on till my wife gets up but to early for !WINE

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Just to get out and enjoy is great enough, you're completely right, JJ ๐Ÿ˜Š
That's funny because I also had some cold !PIZZA in the morning, but no !WINE of course ๐Ÿ˜‚

Wishing you a fantastic weekend, my friend with nice weather ๐ŸŒž but hopefully also with some cooling rain ๐ŸŒง๏ธ


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Thereโ€™s a chance of rain tomorrow morning but I wonโ€™t hold my breath waiting for it lol

Have a great weekend

Cheers and!BEERS

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It's already raining here - fingers crossed that you'll get some of that wet stuff too ๐Ÿคž


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I can but hope

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It was raining till about noon yesterday, but since then it's hot again. Maybe the rain clouds have moved over the big pond to you ๐Ÿ˜€
Have a wonderful Sunday, JJ ๐ŸŒž


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No rain of any consequence here yet
Whatโ€™s crazy is a lot of the country is in bad droughts but in Kentucky horrible floods over 25 people have died because of them

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Since quite a while the weather is strange and often horrible, just like you say. We also have floods and mudslides all around, cut off villages and even valleys, but luckily the number of hurt or dead people is very low. Nature is paying us back what we are doing to her and sadly mostly the innocent suffer from it.


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Nature is paying us back what we are doing to her and sadly mostly the innocent suffer from it.

That is so so true
We ie the human race really need to start makes changes ASAP before itโ€™s to late

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Yes, we should start now to do something, but I'm afraid that for many things it might be too late. I hope I'm wrong though.


Cheers and !BEER

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I feel the same way but I like you hope weโ€™re wrong and each day nothing is done the more likely we are right

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What atmospheric and beautiful photos, damn it! Incredibly beautiful landscapes.I am sure that there is clean fresh air, peace and quiet. I would love to visit these places.

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Oh yes, @ratel, you are very right - the air is clean and fresh and you can feel the peace. I wished I could be there more often, but my limited time doesn't allow many hikes at the moment.

Thank you so much kindly for your nice words, @ratel, that means a lot to me - wishing you a lovely day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž


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Yes all are beautiful, but I think that you know that I would like that reflection shot of the sun in the water the most ๐Ÿ˜‰
Some wonderful sights here my friend and indeed a great post.
Well done!

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Good morning and thanks a million, Zac ๐Ÿ˜Š
It was a lovely hike and the light was awesome, but foremost I loved to be alone up there ๐Ÿ˜

It's rainy here but still too warm, wish you a great day, my friend ๐ŸŒž


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Hi Hannes, only my pleasure to praise your work, as it is remarkable ๐Ÿ˜Š
Yes, we are the same as alone in our worlds will always bring out the best in us ๐Ÿ‘

I hope that the rain will cool the earth down eventually for you my friend.
We had a good day and I hope that you did too โ˜‚๏ธ

Cheers and thanks.

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Hi Zac,

the rain stopped soon after my reply and the sun was hot again. At the moment the sky is dark gray from storm clouds, but I think the wind will blow the clouds away - I hope I'm wrong though ๐Ÿ˜‰

I'm glad that you have had a good day and I can honestly say that my day wasn't bad either, but now I'm ready for the bed ๐Ÿ˜ด thanks again, my friend, wishing you also a good night after a good day ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Great to hear and I hope that you were right about storm clouds.

Great also that you had a fairly good day, but by now I think that you are almost ready to go to bed again and please don't dream about octopuses and colors ๐Ÿ˜

Cheers and thanks.

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It rained and we have had an overcast day yesterday. In the evening and night it rained again and I am having breakfast in fresh cool air on the balcony ๐Ÿ˜

I was ready for the bed even before your replies came in ๐Ÿ˜‚ !LOLZ

Have a great day, my friend ๐ŸŒž


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That cool breakfast on the balcony sounds wonderful Hannes and the rain tames the heat ๐Ÿ˜‰

I thank that you are again in bed and asleep already now ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

All blessings to your Friday tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š

Cheers and thanks.

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Yep, I was in bed already and am having breakfast on the balcony again at cozy 18 C ๐Ÿ˜Š

In an hour I will be at work and today's gonna be another long day followed by a 24-hour shift tomorrow.

Wishing you also a great Friday and a lovely weekend, my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š


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Ahrg! 18C is cold, but the cold is good to wake you up and then you won't spill your food onto your shirt ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Those shift van certainly drain one and I have told you about my 5 years of working shifts, so all strength to you my friend. The bonus is that the extra income will push you closer to the new van ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope that your Friday was also good and all strength for your weekend ๐Ÿ’ช

Cheers and thanks.

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The sun shines and it has 14C outside and I can tell you that not only I love it ๐Ÿ˜ and 18C isn't able to wake me up because it's almost too warm to sleep ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Yep, I'm quite tired now, but I have had some (paid) sleep and think I'll go for a little walk later, maybe with my macro lens, but I'm not sure yet because my daughter has come for a visit.

Friday was just as every day and I was happy to leave work for a few free hours before my 24-hour shift would start ๐Ÿ˜…


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So amazing as we are cold here at 14C today. So your summer temperatures are the same as our winter temperatures. I often make the mistake to think that you guys are also in winter, but instead your winter has temperatures that will freeze all of us here ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Good about the sponsored sleep and does your daughter now have her own car?
Hope that you got some lovely macros ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, so they give you time off to prepare for nightshift?
What a wonderful job that you have, free hours and then the sponsored sleep starts. Now wonder you have stayed in that job for so long ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cheers and thanks.

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Haha, it was only that nice in the morning, but later the temperature climbed up to almost 30C.

No, she doesn't have an own car - she travels by train. I wouldn't be able to afford a car for her because her apartment and the university cost quite some money.

I didn't get out today and had a more or less lazy day at home.

Well, maybe I wrote it a little bit confusing: I went home in the afternoon after a regular work day and then I had some ours free ๐Ÿ˜‚ I wished I had some !LOLZ left


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Ouch! 30C is a real fryer my friend and you will melt if you had to spend a day outside.

What? She travels by train? Give her your VW, as you guys can take a free bus to work every day, as trips are free for the police. Problem solved ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, your thoughts must have been on rugby as usual when you wrote that confusing reply ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Cheers and thanks.

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That's why I stay inside where it's much cooler - I don't want to melt ๐Ÿ˜Ž !LOLZ

The train is much cheaper - she has a ticket that allows her to travel for one year at any time with any public transportation across Austria - no costs for gas or maintenance or parking tickets and such.
To get a free ride you have to be in uniform and I don't like to be in uniform in public ๐Ÿ˜

Of curse it was rugby I was thinking of ๐Ÿคฃ


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Hahaha, you are wise to stay inside ๐Ÿ˜‰

You live in a great country where the train services work and one can get an annual ticket. Over here our entire train system was destroyed and even the heavy tracks were stolen by scrap metal collectors. The stations were also stripped and some people even built their shacks on the train lines.
My daughter in the UK said that they love the efficient train services ๐Ÿ˜‰

So you don't want to appear in public in your uniform, as some old lady might hate the police and she will smash an apple pie in your face ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

No need to tell me, as I knew ๐Ÿ˜

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I don't like to go by train or bus because they don't stop for me if I see a scene that I want to photograph ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Many people rely on the public transportation to go to work or to school, so they are always maintained very well.


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Easy by train Hannes, all that you need to do is to go and sit on the roof of the train ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Also over here some years ago as everything worked very well, but over time with no maintenance everything fell apart. However they are trying to revive it now and I think that it will come at a great cost to be restored. For the sake of the people I hope that they get it functioning properly again.

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Sitting on the roof of a train would be awesome, but unfortunately here we are not allowed to do that ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

I also hope that they don't spend a fortune for nothing.


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Hahaha, over here we are also not allowed to do it, but then again who cares ๐Ÿ˜Ž !LOLZ

Time will tell like always my friend.

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Here you would have a big problem if you climbed on the roof of a train, and "train surfing" has killed quite a lot of people here because of the high voltage lines above.
I was just thinking of trains in India where the roofs are full of people ๐Ÿ˜‚ !LOLZ


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We have also had deaths and I am impressed that you know it's called "train surfing" as I didn't use the term thinking that you would not know what I am talking about. But I should have known, as you are a well educated mountain goat ๐Ÿ˜‰

We call them Pilchards trains, as the trains are packed with people, very tight ๐Ÿ˜‰ !LOLZ

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From time to time you hear in the news of hurt or died kids who wanted to impress their friends by surfing on a train.
Here you even might have to leave the train and wait for the next one if there's no place to sit, but it depends on the situation, I believe, because the subways in Vienna are packed with people ๐Ÿ˜‚ !LOLZ


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Friends are always a danger for kids I think. It is only natural for a kid to want to be accepted and they will go to great lengths to impress others, even it it means doing wrong the wrong things.

When a bus was packed full of people I always used to stand up to give my seat to an adult, mostly ladies, but nowadays kids don't do that anymore. I can only imagine that it is worse in Vienna when a train is full so the normal people will rather drive in their cars ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

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I would say the wrong friends are a danger and I can tell you that my son has had the wrong ones, but that's been years ago and everything is fine again. No whe has very good friends who wouldn't want him to do anything that's dangerous.

When I'm in a traffic jam in Klagenfurt I always think of the people who drive to work each day in Vienna. They would only smile about waiting 10 minutes because they spend so much more time in their cars. So most of them prefer to go by train or subway ๐Ÿ˜… !LOLZ


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Yes, I myself had bad friends in my youth and so did my son. But thankfully that stopped long ago and now both you and I know what we are talking about. I bet that many others had the same experiences.

Ugh! I hate traffic jams, as the people keep on honking when I get out to take photos with my camera.
So maybe each of those people in Vienna must get a camera as then they will smile all day ๐Ÿ˜‰ !LOLZ

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We all learn from our bad experiences, or better said we should learn from them, because some don't ๐Ÿ˜‰

So you're the one who causes the traffic jams ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ
I wouldn't know what to photograph in Vienna, there are no waterfalls and no landscapes ๐Ÿ˜ and I think the people have other things to do while they sit in their car and wait ... brushing teeth, shaving, makeup... ๐Ÿ˜‚


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Yep not all, and we work with those that will never learn. They just continue to repeat the cycles until it ends in absolute poverty. But I can tell you that poor people are happier than rich people ๐Ÿคฃ

Me? Innocent me? Where did you hear that? From the impatient man behind me because I didn't move my car forward 2 centimeters in the queue ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Easy! Take photos of the sky then you don't have to watch the antics of the people in their cars. Some even eat their breakfast in their cars ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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True, some just don't learn and the lucky ones get help by people like you ๐Ÿ‘

Oh yes, having breakfast is also what I am doing when I drive to a photo location or hike in the morning ๐Ÿ˜‰

The sky looks better outside of town ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Yeah, but think about the millions that don't get any help Hannes. An unemployed mom of 3 kids with no husband shared her story. She would fill a pot with water and put it on the stove in the late afternoon. The hungry kids think that she was cooking and every time that they ask when can they eat, she would take a jug with water and fill the pot, telling them that the food is not ready yet.
So she carried on until the children would fall asleep.
Just think about what that women has to go through as a parent.

I hope that it is a liquid breakfast and that you are not using a plate and a knife and fork to eat while you drive. No wonder your missus drives the car to work every day ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Glad for you and tonight we have started four days of rain.
This was our sky late afternoon.

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This is a very sorry story, Zac, and there's certainly an endless number of such poor people who can't get any help from others.

I only eat in the car when I am alone, and you're right, I don't use plate, knife or fork ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Beautiful image, Zac, I love such skies as you know ๐Ÿ˜Š


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In tears it made me think how blessed we are to have clothes, food and a roof over over our heads my friend. It is always the hungry little children that gets me totally upset.

Neither do I use the spanners when I eat when I am driving. But it gets a bit difficult at the sharp corners especially when I have a meat pie in my one hand and my camera in the other hand ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Thank you my friend.

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Right, the innocent kids are the ones which make me sad, not only the hungry ones, but also the ones who have violent parents or parents who just don't care for their children.

Hm, I don't eat such "complicated" food when I'm driving ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ


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You are so right and yes, we see it all as things are very bad here. Alcohol abuse also plays a prominent role in the abuse.

A pie complicated? No, it's like eating a piece of cake ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

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Alcohol plays a big role here, but more for the kids, I believe.

I don't like to wash and clean the car, so I eat things which don't produce too much dirt ๐Ÿ˜„ !LOLZ


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You won't believe this. Kids at school bought some bags of popcorn from a guy that was selling it at the school fence. All of the kids got high as the guy laced the popcorn with drugs.
Like I said, we've got some real problems here.

Now that's a job that I don't like. Washing the car is the same thing over and over again and I seriously dislike repetitive jobs. So I take the car to the car-wash and they clean the car while I sit with a coffee and a newspaper ๐Ÿ˜ !LOLZ

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Sadly, this guy is a good business man because he certainly has got a few more clients that day which loved these popcorn.

My car wash takes 5 minutes only and then I let it dry while I drive home ๐Ÿ˜ !LOLZ


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Yes he did and now many of those kids are so happy that they will become his clients.
And their lives will be ruined ๐Ÿ˜ก

Hahaha, we call it "wash and go", I don't do that, as I like to take a little holiday when the car gets washed ๐Ÿ˜Š !LOLZ

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That's sad, but there will always these kids which want to try that stuff because they think they can stop using it, but most can't.

I washed my first car that way you described - it took me often half a day till it was clean enough ๐Ÿ˜‚ !LOLZ


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Oh yes, our streets are filled by those that are hooked on the stuff.

So that's why I rather take it to the car wash. They take an hour to clean it as they know that I will inspect it when they claim to be done. At times it can even take an extra half an hour to fix all of the mistakes that I find after they said that it was done ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

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I think I haven't washed my old car more than two or three times a year, and the Golf gets a wash from my son every now and then. My new van is white and I think I'll have to wash it myself from time to time - it's already looking dirty after driving it in the rain ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

We also have such washing services here, but I haven't used any of them before. Maybe when I have finished the camper van conversion I'll let them clean it inside and outside ... maybe ๐Ÿ˜€


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Hahaha, nothing strange here as the new van must always look clean and tidy. So you will have some special cleaning cloths and will clean it almost every day for the first few months. Then the cleaning urge will start to fade to maybe once a week, then maybe once a month and ....maybe ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Always a good idea to try new things and we find that it works very well, as it gives Marian time to do the shopping, while I sit and wait with a mug of coffee and the newspaper at a coffee shop.
So yes, maybe you should also give it a go ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Well, I would rather say I will clean it about once a week at first and then after a few weeks only once per month and later only when my wife says she'd only drive with me if I clean it ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

I might give it a try and let somebody else clean my car that I can see how to do it myself next time ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Hahaha, you always come up with these hilarious remarks. In that case I think that you should leave the van dirty, as then only you can drive around in it ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Easy as all you have to do is to buy a high pressure washer and you will have to develop two extra arms, as you will need four hands to do the drying and polishing. Then you will do it exactly the same way as them ๐Ÿคฃ

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I don't like to go by train or bus because they don't stop for me if I see a scene that I want to photograph ๐Ÿคฃ !LOLZ

Many people rely on the public transportation to go to work or to school, so they are always maintained very well.

I'm just not used of wearing it in public, and our old ladies all love the police ... I hope ๐Ÿฅบ


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Perhaps thank those clouds putting people off climbing the mountain, being alone is far more rewarding!

Cloud gently softens lighting altering into lovely moody photography ever changing, pink glow gives more detail than more open reflection off cloud above.

Small piece of water another with nice reflections, well worthwhile that early hour going up, good to hear two hikes accomplished second more enjoyable hearing only sounds of the mountain.

Exceptional photography!

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The weather forecast said the weather might be bad, but I didn't care because I wanted to do this hike anyway, and it's a toll road up there that opens at 8am and not many people know that before 8 you can enter it for free, but I have paid when I left, of course ๐Ÿ˜€ These might have been reasons why nobody else was there, although I have hiked there before with crowds everywhere.

Anyway, I have been sooo happy to have it all for me alone and nobody disturbed the peace ๐Ÿ˜

Thanks so much for your lovely words, Joan, I appreciate every single one, and you are very right with the clouds.

Thanks for the rehive ... and thanks a million for the tipu ๐Ÿ™


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Weather forecast is only an indicator, making your mind up to go irrespective best solution.

Clouds give entirely different feeling making visit rewarding, driving up early before the crowds arrive, well done!

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Yep, I have a look at the forecast and then most times I see myself if they are right - more often they are wrong ๐Ÿ˜‚ !LOLZ
Blue skies in photos are boring, clouds add so much to pictures, give drama.

Wishing you and your family also a wonderful week ๐ŸŒž


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Only over 80% chance indicated normally will hold some truth, clouds make for dynamic photography with lighting.

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