Graz is the second largest city in Austria behind Vienna. We went there after spending a few days in Rogner Bad Blumau and we just stayed there for one night before flying back to London from there in the next day. Therefore we did not have chance to see much of it. My impression is it is a typical European cities – lots of historical buildings crossed over with some contemporary architecture, a well reserved Old Town, and not so busy life there.
When we arrived Graz, it was very close to late evening. After settling down in the hotel, we just walked around the city centre. As it was quite late, there wasn’t much to see but surprisingly the city was really quiet. As you can see in this picture, there was no one in the street and the road was completely empty as well. There were some other busier streets but in general it was really quiet evening – and so the walk was very comfortable.
When I turned this picture to black and white, I intentionally made it a bit softer and low key as I think it can help to emphasise the emptiness. The lights from the shop at the left hand side is actually brighter and the street actually looked “busier” than you see here.