Sunday, August 30, 2015

bio (organic) gut kerschlach

what a nice day with friends in the (biological) organic agriculture farm gut kerschlach, a former nuns farm ... we have enjoyed the tasty breakfast + nice walk through the meadows and forest + the nice summer day ... enjoy few pictures :-)
pigeons house?
the main building of gut kerschlach with restaurant, bakery, toilets,  ...
they've an austrian coffee shop, too
... and strange modern pictures in their modern style restaurant
 a golf course instead of cow meadow? yes, it is probabaly more attractive for the farmers today ... 
a nice small fish pond

and yes, this farm (+ restaurant + bakery + golf place + few flats for (rich?) fans of rural live is sooo close to my favorite lake + beer garden maisinger see, you know?

few more pictures? here
lessons learned? let's support organic food and stop GMO :-)

Friday, August 14, 2015

ikaros - crete - greece

we didn't had much time for holidays this summer, so we spent just one week in the beautiful hotel ikaros beach resort + spa with many friendly russian, german + french tourists in malia on crete / creta / kreta  in greece ... it was a really nice week here in greece and the greek people so friendly to us ... we will come back soon, i hope  ... btw, the last year's crete pictures from heraklion are here.

we've also managed to make a one day trip to ancient archaeological sites on gortyna + phaistos / faistos / festos (i know, the translation from cyrillic into latin letters is hard) and visited also the hippie (festival) village matala in south crete, so enjoy few pictures from all these places ...
 our hotel ikaros beach in malia, northern crete
2 archaeological sites in southern crete ~ gortyna + faistos
 welcome to matala
ancient roman cemetery
 back to our hotel ikaros, malia
meow miau

good-bye greece, see you soon again ...

more pictures in my corresponding g+ album.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

kremnica - gold city in slovakia

vi have been at a family wedding in martin / slovakia, so have enjoyed the possibility to visit kremnica, my grandfather's birth city again ...

well, i'm not sure the wedding guests like to see / have their pictures on the internet, so i'm  going to post mostly sightseeing pictures from the the old medieval gold mining city kremnica ... btw, i have been to kremnica in 2007, but i didn't upload much data or pictures to the internet back than :-) ... just in case you would like to see how a nearby silver mining city looks like, jump to my schemnitz / banska stiavnica pictures.

 main city square

the are many, many old, old houses out there ... few hundred years old, thick walls, ... and many of them for sale as there is not much business / industry today in kremnica :-(
 the castle
 gate to the old city + city walls
me in the historic gold mine in the sooo interesting museum of mining + coins + money at the city square (2007)

did you know, that in kremnica is the oldest still active mint of the world? and that the geographic centre of europe is just approximately 2 km away?

more pictures here