27 November 2011
15 November 2011
A view from the patch of Edelweiss looking South Easterly from Adlerweg along the Schlegeisspeicher Lake at 2000 m+ towards Schegeiskees with Hoher Weisszint and Gruber Moseier at 3082 m and 3480 m.
Same as above but with less cloud the Austrian- Italian border only on the other side of the peaks above.
Edelweiss /ˈeɪdəlvaɪs/, Leontopodium alpinum, is a well-known European mountain flower, belonging to the sunflower family.The common name comes from German edel, meaning "noble", and weiß (also spelled weiss) "white", thus signifying "noble whiteness"The scientific name Leontopodium is a Latin adaptation of Greek leontopódion (λεοντοπόδιον) "lion's paw", from léōn "lion" and pódion "foot" (diminutive of poús, foot")The Romanian name, floarea regine means "Queen's flower". Also, another common name is floare de colţ which means "the corner's flower".The Persian name is gol-e-yax, which translates as "ice flower"Established 1907 by the Austrian-Hungarian Army for their alpine troops, the sign was used in World War II by the Wehrmacht Gebirgsjäger—here as Edelweiss cap badge.The plant is unequally distributed and prefers rocky limestone places at 2000–2900 m altitude and immortalised in the famous Film - The Sound of Music.
12 November 2011
30 October 2011
29 October 2011
The Town of Riva del Garda at the top of Lake Garda from the mountains above Malcesine in the Riserva Integrale Gardensa Orientale.
27 October 2011
25 October 2011
21 October 2011
16 October 2011
The Pineapple, or the Dunmore Pineapple, is one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings. Standing a mile north of the village of Airth, it was built by the 4th Earl of Dunmore, John Murray, in 1761 as a birthday present for his wife Susan to view the walled gardens of Dunmore Park.
13 October 2011
The view from Filzenkogel - Toreggenkopf ridge looking towards Edelhutte 2238m (Centre ish of Picture) with the Ahornspitze 2972m behind.