Emperor Franz Josef died exactly 100 years ago this year, formally bringing the Habsburg Empire to an end. In reality, the empire had been crippled for years, well before the beginning of World War I, but Josef’s death was the final blow, making him the last Habsburg emperor. 3,828 more words
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So lucky me got to spend a long weekend over Valentines Day in Austria with Matt. We were fortunate that Valentines Day fell on a Sunday, but unfortunately weren’t together to celebrate his birthday (guess we will have to go somewhere cool next year since he’s turning 30 😳). 434 more words
Good morning from another warm and humid Hastings day.
So how refreshing to dig out some older, colder photos of my time in Austria. It has been fun looking at all the cold posts but to be honest, I much prefer it here in New Zealand, at least where I live now – no snow, or virtually no snow in Hastings. 101 more words