"Around the World in Analogue" is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Franz Bortenschlager (@schwarzesauge) shares the surreal beauty of Neusiedler See.
Name: Franz Bortenschlager
Camera: Canon EOS 300
Film: Kono! Kolorit 125T
Location: Neusiedler See, Austria
The Neusiedler See is also called the "Sea of the Viennese People", as it is only one hour drive away from Vienna. Like many villages at the sea, it is bursting with life in summer and feels nearly dead in wintertime. It only awakes from its winter sleep when it is bitter cold and the lake freezes. Then the villages still sleep but on the lake people start to walk, skate, play hockey or even ride their bikes on the ice.
But the more you leave the shore, the more alone you are. And you end up being totally alone with nothing more than snow and ice beneath you and the sky above. The ice makes quite a strange sound like that from an old synth. Altogether, it is a very surrealistic atmosphere. The only sad thing is that after a few days or weeks the ice is gone. Then you must wait for about five more years until it freezes again.
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