St. Anton – The blizzard

The time came to leave Austria, the signs kept telling us to stay..

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Austria

Quick facts

St. Anton am Arlberg is an Austrian village in the Tyrolean Alps. It’s known as a gateway to the Arlberg ski region and is often called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport. The Museum St. Anton am Arlberg chronicles local ski history in a traditional chalet. Lifts and cable cars provide access to the slopes of Valluga and Rendl. The village is also known for its lively après-ski scene.

Riga, Latvia

Riga – a place in which centuries meet. 

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is the pearl both of Latvia and the whole of the Baltics. Riga is included in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage list. It is located in the central part of the country, on the south coast of the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of our largest river, the Daugava. Riga is home for more than 700,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the Baltic States.

As Riga has developed at the crossroads of trade, our metropolis has become a multicultural city in which one can always find a large number of things that are of interest. Riga is a great destination for a weekend trip, somewhere to gain brand new impressions and to relax.

Each century has left its mark in the city’s features. They can be seen in the architecture of the Old Town and the City Centre. This cultural heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living.

Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture – a city in which one can see together in one place churches that were built at the city’s very origin, the medieval buildings of the Old Town, plus unique Art Nouveau examples, as well as wooden architecture which has survived for centuries.

Gréolières, France

Gréolières is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France

2016coussols -1History of Gréolières

First record, 1033 Graulearias

Prehistoric: There’s a nearby prehistoric grotto, and a prehistoric shelter beneath a rock at Martin revealed tombs, vase fragments and a pierced boar’s tooth used as a necklace.

Gallo-Roman: A Roman road once passed through Gréolières and out the valley to the west. A Roman milestone (borne milliaire) has been transformed into a roadside cross.

Medieval: The ruins of an Upper-Gréolières (Gréolières-Haute) are located just 300 m above the current village. The ruins of the upper village include the ruins of a 13th-century chateau, and the rebuilt 13th-century Romanesqe Saint-Etienne Chapel.

In the lower (current) village of Gréolières are the ruins of an older, 11th-century chateau.