It has become progressively colder as we travel farther west and higher in elevation.
Arrived in the city of Linz, Austria. We "parked" next to the Brucknerhaus, a 1973 concert hall named for Linz's famous son - Anton Bruckner, a composer who was a master at the organ.
|Lentos Art Museum|
A block further, we entered the Hauptplatz, the main square, one of Europe's largest. The Holy Trinity Column (1723) stood in the center,
|Trinity Column in the Main Square|
Inside City Hall, aerial photographs of the city were laid out on the floor.
|City Hall floor|
|Former Black Eagle Pharmacy|
|Shop window Nativity scene|
After the guided tour, we had some free time. We first found a post office to buy stamps to send postcards home. We wanted to see another Christmas market in the Parish Church Square, but it wasn't open yet.
Harry Potter is everywhere!
|"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"|
One can sit and relax, read the paper, or a book...
|Kent peruses a book in German|
|Hot chocolate service|
We browsed through the Christmas market in the main square, although Brynne went birding.
|Brynne in the main square|
|Lighted "Crystal Ship"|
|Old stained glass windows|
|New stained glass window|
|Cathedral Nativity scene|
|Wavy-walled building, the Hotel am Domplatz|
Brynne and Yuriko returned to the boat, and Kent and Tamiko went to the Lentos Art Museum, with its contemporary art and special exhibit featuring art and sound. We also sampled sausages and sauerkraut at the Christmas market.
Hauptplatz and the Christmas Market at night.
The new Museum of the Future (2009) across the river had a changing light display.
|Main Square at night|
|Museum of the Future|
|Brynne and Kent finish the puzzle|
Next: 4. Passau.