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Is that a painting of the Amraser See in the film "Melancholia?"
The Watzmann: Not in Tirol, last time I looked
The "Albrecht Dürer View" in Mösern
Sacrifical burning site at Bergisel
Sacrificial burning site at Goldbichl
The Three Beten in Leutstetten, Bavaria
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Weekend Mountain Rail Blogging
Tyrolean omniscient and Friend of the Blog Paschberg sends a photo of greeting from the Seefelder Sattel, a little pass over the most easily navigable part of the Karwendel Mountains, and known as a point along the alignment of the … Continue reading
And While We’re In The 15th Century…
…it’s only a short jump ahead to the time of Emperor Ferdinand II and Philippine Welser, both of whom figure in the local story of the Roßsprung (“horse jump”). Paschberg has a post up about the story and the now-urban … Continue reading
Bruegel’s “Hunters In The Snow” in the film “Melancholia”
Much has already been written on the artworks featured in Lars von Trier’s new film “Melancholia”. One of them, in fact the first painting you’ll see in the film’s prologue, has a possible local connection and, if so, an interesting … Continue reading
>Weekend Mountain Blogging: Höttinger Alm
> The Höttinger Alm, 1487 meters above sea level, opened for the season on Saturday. “Frau Hitt”, looking like a finger pointed in the air. Probably the closest I’ll ever get to it, not being much of an experienced climber. … Continue reading
>There’s a blog called After The Final Curtain, by photographer Matt Lambros, dedicated to the documentation of old abandoned movie theaters and news of restorations. The photographs are awesome. Closer to home: in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, a group of private citizens … Continue reading
>Forgotten Innsbruck: Amraser See
> (Thanks to the writer of the Paschberg Blog for the photo above, which I have brazenly purloined. If you read German, his blog is an excellent source of local history and current affairs. I hope my advert for it … Continue reading
>Culture Blogging: Gerhard Aba, Lisa Bufano
>Happened to catch a story on Austrian Television about Gerhard Aba, a photographer who has compiled a series of photographs using amputees as models. While the amputations are what first catches your eye, it is amazing how he draws out … Continue reading