20 Feb 18 Arriving in Salzburg we departed the bus, walked over a small river on a bridge loaded with love locks, just like the one I shared from Praha, took a short walk to enter a lovely garden resplendent with statues - perhaps 40 - strolled through the shopping area where I took the shot of the McDonald's sign, and then into the courtyard of St Peter's Monastery, Archiabbatia sancti Petri Salisburgensis in Latin if you like, a Benedictine monastery and former cathedral. It is considered one of the oldest monasteries in the German speaking lands and is the oldest monastery with a continuous history dating back to its founding in 696. If you are curious you can read about it here. In the afternoon we were treated to a beautiful presentation by a pianist and violinist duo in the refectory of the monastery, the most unusual setting in which I've ever heard a musical performance. But the acoustics were excellent and we very much enjoyed their playing. In between arriving in the courtyard and attending the performance we had a couple hours of free time to have lunch and take photos. We made the most of both but as far as I could tell everyone else just concentrated on eating. This shot of the monastery highlights the twin steeples as well as several of the statues adorning the building. I've given it some contrast manipulation to try and provide some separation between the steeples and the other buildings. At the top of the scene is the Hohensalzburg Castle of which just a small area of the base is included. More images form this spot to follow.
Other than giving the image some contrast manipulation as mentioned above, this is what the camera. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 320; 1/640 sec @ f / 8.