Beth narrates a story and submits:
While traveling in Europe with my then-boyfriend-now-husband-
and-partner-in-crime and our good friends on their honeymoon, we took a "day" trip over the mountains to see the highest point in the Australian Alps and the glacier at Grossglockner. However, like many of our "day" trips tend to do, this trip turned into an overnighter with just the shirts on our backs. How do you pick a good guesthouse in the Alps? Great yard art!! However it will take a trip to Austria (or the handy website posted on the sign) to corroborate the photo. As you can see in my original June 2005 photo, the urinating bear is hidden just so by a large yellow post. However you can look a little closer and see the trajectory of his stream. If you need further proof of the bear's urination into the fountain or his jaunty traditional Tiroler garb, you may go here (http://www.baerenwirt.st/ ) click on VIRTUELL and scroll to the bottom of the page for a panoramic view of the guesthouse from the terrace. I was so distracted by the bear's antics, that I completely missed the mostly naked carved wooden couple dressed only in hats and a sweater next to a clearly ornamental wheelbarrow. The six sets of antlers decorating the outside of the guesthouse really ought to count for something. I do so wish I had had more time to explore this place. We arrived quite late, and checked out very early to do our sightseeing and make it back to our home base. I did get to snap this photo on our way back down the mountain. Our room was on the far right on the second floor, and oh, if I close my eyes I can hear the river across the road pouring over the rocks and taste the good Austrian beer we drank as we stood out on the balcony. Good times.
I am quite sure there is more going on in this photo on that terrace, but 5 years ago I didn't have a camera with the capabilities to really zoom in on the good stuff.
Ok, Beth as a favor to you I will zoom in on the good stuff:
The urine stream in question
The naked couple:
"Put some clothes on woman"
- 6 elk skulls with antlers for that lodge type atmosphere: 6 points
- Lots of pretty Bavarian flowers boxes and Bavarian stuff: 0 points
- Bear dressed in Tiroler garb? (what no lederhosen) sprinkling in what I assume is a fountain: 2 points
- Naked couple and but dressed (just not dressed enough): 4 points
- Wheel barrow- rustic and full of rocks: 1 point
I love the expression on the old man's face and everyone enjoys a good bear pee but this is not a home but a place of business. I have decided to score it because its my first European vacation/honeymoon picture and I am soft like that: 0 points
Total: 13 points (If the Higher Power catches me, Beth, you are on your own)