To the Summit in Innsbruck

I had planned to go to the top of the mountain via the cable car either yesterday or today, but the weather was gray yesterday and I put my bets on today.  It’s 10am, and the sun has been shining for 2 hours.  Weather says rain starting at 10:00am.  Now I’m at the first funicular station … let’s see if the weather holds up, for the clouds are still lingering up in the mountains, ready to strike.  I left my sunglasses in the hotel–not ready to tempts fate (or more accurately, superstition).

The journey up the Nordkette in pictures:

A quick view from one of the first stops, but I didn't want to hang out because...

A quick view from one of the first stops, but I didn’t want to hang out because…

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Because clouds were closing in rapidly above the spaceship funicular station.

But we were soon above the clouds

But we were soon above the clouds

 

And a short walk led us to a summit.

And a short walk led us to a summit.

 

On one side I watched the clouds come

...and go over the city below

…and go over the city below

I sat staring at this panorama while tourists rushed up, took their obligatory photo, and left.

I sat staring at this panorama while tourists rushed up, took their obligatory photo, and left.

 

... where my picture looks like it was taken in front of a green screen backdrop.

… where my picture looks like it was taken in front of a green screen backdrop.

Written 6/25/2014

 

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