In town, people are wearing summer clothes and sipping coffee at sun-soaked outdoor cafes. Up on the northern-exposure, shadier hills, the snow is still a foot deep in places.
A view of the Patcherkofel from Lanser Kopf. When no one else is there, it’s a peaceful and quiet place to rest and daydream.
Just underneath the Lanser Kopf, a pile of stones caught my eye. Since I have learned about the local archaeological history of these Alpine regions, I can scarcely let a chapel-topped hill, a mound or a pile or rocks go uninspected. These rocks reminded me of the Sacrificial Stone (Opferstein), found near the Amper River just north of the Ammersee in Bavaria. I have never seen that one myself, but there are photographs at the link.
And what did I find under a light dusting of needles? Cup markings, of course!
Small and easily overlooked, but there. Whether they really are very old, or made by mischievous teens 30 years ago, who can say? But, there they are.