photograph by evenshift via flickr
joeychiu via flickr
after my sophomore of college, my college orchestra – if you’re the principal trombone, raise your hand. me! – went on a 12 day trip to europe. the orchestra director was born in austria (raised in montana!) and was itching to get back to his homeland. we began in vienna and journeyed on to salzburg – between the two, we stopped at this incredible monastery.
melk abbey is easily, hands down, with.a.doubt. the most beautiful place i have ever been. ever.
it has been restored so that every color, ever piece of stucco, ever gilded petal on every gilded flower is as vibrant & magnificent as it was when it was first built.
our tour guide was an american living abroad. her passion for the place was palpable. every tidbit of information she gave was something to be savored. the museum, where we started, is thoroughly modern – the perfect juxtaposition to the history it contains.
if you are ever in austria, please please try to visit the melk abbey. you won’t be disappointed!
photograph by anomieus via flickr
photograph by pat gleason via flickr
it’s euro week on etsy right now, you can find all the best of best of europe on the storque, front page, etsy finds emails… it’s great to see such a fresh perspective! and judit, of vadjutka, let me know that there are lots of great deals to be had during euro week, as well.
so now it’s your turn! where will you go on your european vacation? what are your favorite european artists or crafters? share your european inspiration on your own blog or flickr and then leave your link in the mister linky below. please don’t forget to link back to scoutie girl in your post!