rick davy


the other side of Salzberg

From a historical point of view, Salzberg has to be worth a visit. Its Austria's fourth largest city, its a world heritage site, the birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for the "Sound of Music" film. It has some great Baroque architecture but there's another side to Salzberg. The not so attractive side.

Salzbergs beggers

I refer to the influx of organised begging gangs fuelled on by the current Europe refugees crisis. At first, they're great from an photographic subject point of view, but then it becomes a little more rehearsed. 


Every 100 yds or so you'll find the same looking individuals begging day in day out. Don't get me wrong, I love the challenge of grabbing interesting street photography content, but after a while the interest wore off....

begging in Salzberg