Illmitzer "Hölle" aerea
of the Neusiedl Lake National Park
along the reed beds
A Happy Wolly Pig *
enjoying the outdoor life
in the middle of the National Park
A Viennese Melange
at Café-Konditorei Karlo in Illmitz
I always make sure that I stop
for a cup of coffee here -
among the best I ever had!
at Neusiedl Lake National Park
in the Illmitz area and at Café Karlo
19 August 2011
Images and Text
© by Merisi
* Woolly Pigs
Mangalitsa (also spelled Mangalitza) Pigs
"Mangalitsa is one of the last
autochthonous pig breeds in Europe.
The hogs have a lot of curly hairs and are
undemanding, which allows keeping
Mangalitsa outdoors throughout the year.
Outdoor keeping contributes essentially
to the sustainable preservation
of the steppe landscape in North Burgenland." Quote from the website
-> Pannonic Mangalitsa Pig
R e p o s t
The first shot is wonderful, like a painting!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Martin!Delete
The area of the National Park is immensely beautiful. Besides the landscape, there are also so many water fowels and birds of passage to discover. And there my heart with pleasure fills, whenever I am in the area, to say it with William Wordsworth's words.
Oh, I agree, Merisi, it does look like a painting! The pigs are interesting and it is so important to keep these old breeds for sustainable farming. The coffee does look very good. xxReplyDelete
Yes, Karen, it is comforting to know that more and more those treasures of our forefathers are valued and taken care off again. The coffee beans used for Cafe' Karlo's excellent coffee are from a small family coffee roaster, Naber, in Vienna.Delete
I like the red frame to your post today (red fence on the first photo and rose hip on the last one). The pig is so cute!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Zosia! :-)Delete
Ans the Woolly pigs taste good too.ReplyDelete
I confess I have to agree. ;-)Delete
Such a pretty park ... and I loved seeing the "woolly pigs." I liked the red fence, too!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us, Merisi ... its beauty, as reflected through your awesome pictures, never fails to brighten my days.
Thank you, your words warm my heart! xxxDelete
What a lovely post and photos for the day, Merisi!! I love the woolly pig!! And the coffee looks delicious! Hope you have a wonderful week!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sylvia,Delete
and I hope your week started out well and will be wonderful in its entirety!
Very adorb piggie!ReplyDelete
It seems like you always get in a cuppa like I get in a macaron to every post...
Oh, the coffee, you would not believe it (no, I am sure you would!) what I would walk for miles to find the best coffee in any location I set my foot down. ;-)Delete
Lovely, lovely photos! The red fence in the first photo took my attention!ReplyDelete
Thank you! :-)Delete
The red railing of this bridge leading over a small brook caught my attention immediately. Not to be missed, is it? ;-)
It is rare to meet you in the countryside! You seem to me, to be rather urban, not?ReplyDelete
I never saw this kind of pig, absolutely cracking!
Well, I live in the city, but close to the green hills of the edges of the Vienna Woods, so I get plenty of good air. I love to visit Burgenland, though, and go there whenever I find the time.Delete
NO BLOG TODAY?ReplyDelete
It looks as if there's a problem with BLOGGER.
Would not let me publish a post. ;-)