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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer this composition in the plaza of this charming town of Hallstatt, I discovered through the photos of a fellow this site. I hope you like it, then some letters on the villa.

Hallstatt / halʃtat / (Upper Austria) is a village in the mountainous district of Salzkammergut, Austria. It is located near the lake Hallstätter See.

Etymologically, the name probably comes from the Celtic Hall term that is called salt, abundant in the nearby mines.
The town gives its name to the culture of the Iron Age called Hallstatt culture
In 1997, the cultural landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Until the nineteenth century the only possibility to reach the village was by boat or along narrow paths. The land between the mountains and the lake was low this little land being occupied by the town itself. Access between the houses and the lakeshore was carried out through an elevated walkway over the attics. The first major road was built in 1890 by the west through the rock.

However in this isolated and inhospitable place one of the first settlements were established thanks to the salt deposits. Some of the oldest finds from Hallstatt date from 5000 B.C. In 1846 Johann Georg Ramsauer discovered a prehistoric cemetery near the present site of the town. The research of Ramsauer continued until 1863, more than 1,000 graves unearthed meticulously from the first to the last. Each grave was measured and drawn before and after being excavated. This study methodology deposits begins a new, more methodical way to conduct archaeological studies.

Commercial activity and abundance of resources allowed the development of a highly developed, after results Salzberghochtal culture, was named the Hallstatt culture.

There is to date registered notable events occurred in Hallstatt during the Roman era or early Middle Ages. In 1311, Hallstatt became a market town, showing he had not lost its economic value. Today, apart from the production of salt, which since 1595 is transported in the form of brine about 40 kilometers from Hallstatt to Ebensee through a pipe, tourism plays a major factor in the economic life of the city. They say tourists Hallstatt is the site 'of the oldest pipe in the world ", which was built 400 years ago from 13,000 hollowed logs. The land is so scarce that at ten bodies were exhumed from the cemetery to clear way for new graves being moved to an ossuary. A collection of elaborately decorated skulls with the names of their owners, professions and death dates inscribed on them are on display in the local chapel.
Source: Wikipedia.

Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/16000 sec
F-Stop: f/6.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-07-04 11:30
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 282 k

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