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Travel Photo Thursday: A Room With a View

Two weeks ago we looked at a variety of windows from the outside.

Here are views from some views from the inside of various lodgings that we particularly enjoyed.

The Dashiell Hammett Room at Union Square Hotel, San Francisco
The Dashiell Hammett Room at Union Square Hotel, San Francisco

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Travel Photo Thursday–Windows

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Windows form an important frame for many travel pictures. As I look at these, I think I can see where the inside and outside of the windows blend to tell us more about the place.  And surely there is some symbolism looking through a window at the beginning of the year. When I started digging through my files, I found so many window pictures, that this Travel Photo Thursday photo essay of windows from the outside is to be continued next week with views looking out from windows.

Acoma Pueblo window
Acoma Pueblo window, New Mexico

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Travel Photo Thursday: Witches

Wicked Marrionettes, Salzburg
Wicked Marrionettes, Salzburg

Although the Salzburg Marionette Theater is anything but scary, you’ll have to admit that the witch from  Hansel and Gretel is a little scary. I recently learned, however, that the way to keep witches away is to put a pile of corn near you doorway.  When a witch flies over corn, she is obliged to stop and count every kernel before she can go on.  And I never thought why I pile corn in a centerpiece for Halloween decor!

I visited the Salzburg Marionette Theater and was fortunate to be invited on a backstage tour when Ken and I toured Austria several years ago. If you thought marionettes were just for kids, you should take a look at the operas presented by this theater.

Salzburg Marionette Theater
Salzburg Marionette Theater

The top photo is the property of Vera Marie Badertscher and the bottom photo is used with permission of the Salzburg Marionette Theater.

This look at a Salzburg Marionette, my offering for Travel Photo Thursday, is part of two weeks of mysteries and scary things as we approach Halloween. You can see more Travel Photo Thursday offerings at Budget Travelers Sandbox.