Lake Hallstatt in Austria, often known as the "melancholic lake" is famous for its still beauty which carries through every season. In this video tribute, complete with a dedicated soundtrack by French composer Vincent Jacq, Geoff Tomkinson takes us on a tour of the popular tourist destination. In fact, the lake is so popular with Chinese tourists that there is a replica lake in Guandong, China. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was formed during the Ice Age. Video below.

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This nice, conventional building is the Festival Hall of the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, located in Austria alongside the "Passionsspielhaus" or "Passion Playhouse" next door. This piece of architectural geometry was brought into existence by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, and is shaped this way to fit the topography of the landscape and contrast the white playhouse next to it.

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