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In English, "Once upon a time, In a land far away..." is a common intro formula. The equivalent in Hungarian is, translated, "It was once, it was somewhere, even beyond the sea of Óperencia...". Said fairytale region beyond the horizon was actually the Oberenz, a wide valley between the mountains on the upper part of the Enz river in Austria. The part in the photo used to be a big lake, of which only a swamp was left by the 19th century, at the end of which it was drained for the railway. Yet, one fabulous September morning, the landscape still looked enchanted from the train window...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Sep 12th, 2007 at 03:28:11 PM EST
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