Sunday, August 3, 2014

Graz, Austria

Next come three cards from the beautiful Graz - all arrived last year as result of a swap with Anita.

I've been to Vienna and Salzburg...and Graz is on the list of Austrian places that I'd really really love to visit one day...Im quite sure it will win me with its charm, just like Vienna and Salzburg have!

It is the second largest city in Austria (after Vienna), with a population of just 303,000 people - so ideal for me!
Look at those lovely buildings and cool tramps at the city square!

The stamp on the first card was issued in 2013 in a set of 3 painting stamps representing the Ski World Championships in Schladming

What I also love about this town is all the greenery it has...unlike here, where they keep and keep cutting down trees in order to erect new buildings.

Graz, with its six universities, has a long tradition as a student city. In 1999, it was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and also Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.
I am not sure what those Culinary Delights are, but I sure would love to try them out!

a fantastic stamp on this card! Issued in 2012 to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Ritter von Ghega, (1802-1860), who was the designer of the Semmering Railway from Gloggnitz to Mürzzuschlag. The stamp also commemorates the 160 years of the Kalte Rinne viaduct (that is part of the Semmering Railway)

the last card from Graz was in my favourites for a long while...i just love this night view, and its colours and the skies and everything!!

I dont know when this shot has been taken, but it looks kinda deserted though...still, wouldnt mind spending a few hours here, chilling out and relaxing...

here we have another stamp from the Ski World Championships set..

Vielen Dank Anita!!

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