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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by zac150, Mar 24, 2020.

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    One year ago, got the new deck usable just in time for Mothers Day lunch.
     
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    May 13, 2018. Took the gravel back road down from Apex. Love the view from the rock bluff down to the highway, you can see where you'll be in 15 minutes. Hard to believe but the road above this viewpoint is steeper and narrower than below.
     

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    Looks like a bit of Kiwi in that road.
     
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    Yes fair comment. Ive only been to Central Otago area once, and it was almost 40 years ago, but I recall the same rain shadow landscape. This pic is fairly low elevation, the highway would be maybe 600 m. Treeless because of pure southerly aspect and semi arid climate; ie too hot and dry to support widespread forest.

    The road was originally built to provide access to gold mining operations far above the valley, up at 1800 m. The mines started in the 1890s using packhorses and mule trains for supplies and sent ore down to the valley by cable tramway. This road dates back to the 1930s, before that the miners rode up and down in the ore bins. Some fascinating historic mining history in this area, was the richest gold find in Canada for decades until surpassed in the late 20th century by the big open cut pits. Many runs at Apex have mining theme names and there are still a few old prospect shafts hidden in the trees.
     
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    Yes, I've skied Apex and love the place.

    It might have been the free beer but I do have fond memories of apex and would love to get back there some day.
     
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    Good memories here of Graz, pretty city. Visited eastern Austria in 1991 to check out the wines. Mmm, Gruner Veltliner. Took a swing through Graz and Vienna as well. Liked.
     
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    I have quite a few relatives in Graz and have visited regularly, so it is like home. That pic was taken from the balcony of an aunts apartment. I like that it is a compact attractive town, easy to get around and not nearly as touristy as Vienna or Salzburg.

    Was hoping to go back again next year, but that is now looking doubtful. Right now they are just starting to open up shops, cafes etc again with the required social distancing.
     
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    I love Bled. I lived there for a little bit in the early 90's. It holds a special place in my heart.
     
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    Understandable, it is a stunning setting.
     
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    Home to one of my favourite deserts, the Linzer torte.

    The K&K Austrian Coffee House in Brisbane was near where I used to work and they made the best Linzer Torte. The rest of the menu was also awesome. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Very under-rated City Bratislava. I love it - been there about 4 times and so easy to get to from Vienna Airport. It would have been fascinating back in 2002 - every time I go there it is getting more "generic' as the money rolls in and it becomes more commercialised.
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    Yes, I did like Bratislava. You're right, it is under rated. Everyone knows about Prague and it is impressive, but even many years ago was overrun with tourists. Bratislava was more low key, with a very nice compact old town with plenty of outdoor cafes. Though old apartment blocks on the other side of the Danube were less attractive. And as you say easy access from Vienna. I went there by train and returned by Hydrofoil on the Danube.
     
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