When looking at the country of Austria on a map, you will notice it lies almost entrenched in the exact center of the European Union. While the Guinness World Records disagrees (they claim the geographical midpoint of Europe is Bernotai, a small town 26 kilometers north of Vilnius, Lithuania) do not tell the proud people of Austria that. The 8.5 million residents know that they live in one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations not only in Europe, but in the world. The OCED Better Life Index places Austria well above average in almost every category, proving that life in Austria is indeed ‘better’.
The Austrian Tourism Board’s slogan “Arrive and Revive” had special meaning for England based photographer Sean Byrne. Byrne arrived in Austria during October, arguably the best month to visit, especially for a photographer. The weather is mild, if not cool, the leaves are changing, and beautiful clouds float above the jagged mountain peaks. Byrne told Resource Travel about the revival that Austria provided.
To be in and amongst mountains, especially the Alps, with nature turning the leafs yellow and orange during Autumn is enough to revitalises and refresh anybody. The landscape is a sight you expect to see in a fantasy fiction movie. The Austrian culture is so laid back and extremely friendly. Austria really is beautiful any time of year, but I especially fell in love with the autumn season in Austria.
Byrne provided us with 20 of his favorite images from the trip, and it’s easy to see why the photographer in need of a revival found it in the Austrian towns and country side.