Photos and thoughts of an Austrian town on the Lake of Constance that is the capitol of the State of Vorarlberg. Its beauty and majesty is the setting for the interplay of the mountains, valleys, and the water that set it off from other collections of landscape. Even the towns, villages and mountains that frame Bregenz speak to beauty and community.
The images that are a part of the pictures and words speaks to its charm and wonder as it beckons us to come, stay, feel the mist of its mornings, the sharpness of its sunrises, the lasting light of its daytime call all who see it to be immersed.
Dr. Joe Baust is a professor of environmental education at Murray State University where he directs the Center for Environmental Education and has also directed a program in environmental sustainability in Bregenz Austria for more than ten years.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Memphis State University and doctorate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
His grandfather was born in Austria and immigrated to the United States in 1904. His familiy roots are also from Germany and Prussia. Much of the stories that led him to Austria were from his Uncle Joseph Sorger whose love for history and connection to family history propelled the completion of this book.