May 11, 2012 · 18:53
I had a really long ski season this year and therefore I started biking rather late, but at least I started. This reminded me of a great biking trip to Europes Mountainbike hotspot Lake Garda (North Coast) in May 2009.
Going up is the hard part …
going down is more fun … most times …
I wish all cyclists out there a great season without injuries!
- Lake Garda (happyheartofeurope.wordpress.com)
- Lake Garda, Italy: The glories of Italy’s largest lake (leggotunglei808.wordpress.com)
- Lago di Garda , Italia (morganelizabethdrake.wordpress.com)
- Verona and Lake Garda (isastudentblog.wordpress.com)
May 4, 2012 · 16:07
I read something about William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet just recently and therefore I had a look at my photo archive for pictures of Verona. I discovered this nice pictures which was taken just beneath Juliet’s balcony in her families house.
It is told that you will be fortunate if you touch the breast of Juliet´s statue, therefore people do it all day long and it gets this very polished look!
Verona is a great place – but a little bit touristy. If you have never been there, go visit it, if you have – try to see the other cities in the area (like Mantua), which are not as crowded and very nice, too!
Here you can see a picture of Mantuas main square “Piazza Sordello”
April 27, 2012 · 14:14
Hi … I am currently somewhere in the Silvretta, a part of the Austrian Alpes. I will be back next week and then this blog will hopefully get more updates again …
UPDATE: This post should have gone live on Saturday. I am back again and will increase my postings again!
April 20, 2012 · 14:12
I picked this picture as it was taken 2007 when ski touring from Ischgl in Tyrol to the Bielerhöhe in Vorarlberg: We will do this next week again (Thursday to Sunday) and I am really looking forward to this. Its one of the greatest things to go skitouring in spring, when it is still cold in the mornings (when you go touring) but after arriving on your hut (which is normally at lunch time) it is really warm and you can enjoy the Spring sun!
+ Perfect spring skiing (obviously)
April 16, 2012 · 17:58
This blog normally concentrates on Central Europe, but as I have got a rather nasty cold and cannot concentrate enough to write a longer post, I thought it might be nice to share one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite places in the USA with you.
Longer and more meaningful posts will follow as soon as my cold vanishes.
April 13, 2012 · 11:09
View from Vulcano towards Lipari
This fridays picture was taken on top of Mount Vulcano on the Aeolian Islands north of Sicily. Volcano and Stromboli are perhaps the most famous one, but you should definitely visit Lipari (the island in the background), too, as the city there is a perfect example for an Italian town.
- Aeolian Islands. An exotic fascination (allboutitaly.com)
- Piazza Sordello, Mantua (happyheartofeurope.wordpress.com)
- Lake Garda (happyheartofeurope.wordpress.com)
April 6, 2012 · 10:42
This pictures were taken “behind” the Walcher Wasserfall (Cascade) – in Ferleiten. Ferleiten is a part of Fusch an der Glocknerstrasse – here is the toll station for the Glockner Hochalpenstrasse. You can visit this cascade doing an easy hike of about 2 hours.
March 30, 2012 · 15:09
Stauberen and Stauberen Hut
This picture was taken on a short hiking tour from the Stauberen hut to the Hoher Kasten. As I can see this mountains every day it was great for once to be on top of them and whenever I see the Hohe Kasten or the Stauberen I feel the urge to go hiking again …
When we had to chose an image for our companies brochure, we decided that this was the one for the title.
I hope you like it, as much as I do … enjoy your weekend!
March 23, 2012 · 07:47
Hay Poles waiting for their use in Innervillgraten, Tyrol
Today I want to present another picture out of my archive. This shot was taken in Innervillgraten, Eastern Tyrol. It shows traditional hay poles that are waiting to be used to dry the grass into hay. You do not see them too often anymore, but in the Villgraten-Valley they still do farming in a traditional way. Here the grass is cut, dried and then put onto the poles by hand. Now the rain can only wet the outer parts of the hay … in Winter the hay will be moved to the barns using sledges.
Hay stacked on Hay Poles in Innervillgraten
The Villgraten Valley is especially famous for its sheep farmers and if you ever happen to be there you should not miss out on the Gannerhof, probably my favorite restaurant in Austria.
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March 13, 2012 · 19:43
Spring is in the air and as I reflected on Winter in my last “Random Picture Post” I will look forward to Summer today. This is a picture taken on a alpine meadow in the Bregenzer Wald region of Vorarlberg. It shows a little chapel, planned by the Vorarlberg Architects Crukrowicz Nachbaur. In the background you can see Lake Constance.