We left on Saturday morning and drove down south for about three hours, made a quick stop in Graz to say hi to my brother, and then continued our trip to the village of Löch.
On the way there are a lot of tunnels and I was bored so I played a little with my camera.
We didn't go straight to Löch but stopped a few times on a way to check out small towns and to stretch our legs. We made our first stop in Straden, a quaint town in the south east of Graz. There, we saw some of the first "Easter fires" that day. Those fires are a typical tradition of the region and usually take place on Holy Saturday. Up until this weekend, it had been very dry in Styria so in many places it was prohibited to have fires because of the risk of forest fires.
© Freiwillige Feuerwehr Hainsdorf-Brunnsee
It was great to see these fires in many places throughout the day, though. It rained most of that day so I guess most people considered it to be safe to light them.
|Another fire in the distance|
|Some seriously creative tea pots. Plus me in.|
|I'd seriously reconsider the name of this establishment.|
|Say hello to Slovenia!|
|Our home for the night|