Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Castelfeder


Castelfeder is a multi-jointed porphyry hill in the South Tyrolean lowlands in mining above Auer . Remains of prehistoric , Roman and early medieval settlements testify to its strategic location. The "upper castle" rises some 150 meters above the valley floor and is located on 405 m slm . Today Castelfeder is a protected habitat . Font: Wikipedia (translation by Google).



View from Castelfeder to the southern Adige Valley.







The walls of the sixth century





old ruins...

 

The map of the settlements.



Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tree branches


Reflected tree branches in a pond

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Blue sky over Säben


Blue sky over the monastery of Säben near Klausen/Chiusa - Isarco Valley

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Today I met His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

These days Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, is visiting South Tyrol. He was invited by the South Tyrolean Governor Dr. Luis Durnwalder, in order to receive the "South Tyrolean minorities award".


I met him shortly before the ceremony, took a picture and greeted him.



The Bishop of Bolzano Ivo Muser (left) and the Dalai Lama (right) during the ceremony.




Outside, a group of activists for minorities rights showed a slogan "TIBET is not China."

Wrapped by Magnolias


or not...


Waltherplatz - Bolzano/Bozen



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