Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Alpini Monument in Bruneck/Brunico

The reminder of the "Monumento all'Alpino" (English translation here) in Bruneck/Brunico.
The local German speaking population call him "Kapuziner Wastl".

More photos here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The 85th Meeting of the Alpini - Bolzano 2012

Starting from today until Sunday, Bolzano is inundated by hundreds of thousands of Alpini (estimated between 300,000 and 500,000). This is the 85th "Adunata degli Alpini" (the 85th Meeting of the Alpini) organized by the ANA. The ANA (Associazione Nazionale Alpini or National Alpini Association) is a registered society representing the "Veci" or former members of the Alpini corps. As the "Veci" see themselves as merely "on leave" rather than veterans, the ANA is colloquially known to be the 10th Alpini Regiment. Since 1920 every year ANA organizes a national reunion of the "Veci". Hundreds of thousands of Alpini congregate with family and friends to an Italian city for a weekend in the late spring to celebrate, drink heavily and have a good time while remembering old times. This year is Bolzano the city that hosts them.


Bolzano says: Welcome Alpini !

in Italian language...

... and in German language.

Thousands of flags are waving on the streets of Bolzano

many gadgets are available

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Reflected signs

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Gasthaus zum guten Tropfen

Gasthaus zum guten Tropfen
"Gasthaus to the good drop" - St. Pauls/Eppan - S. Paolo/Appiano

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dancers in traditional costumes

Yesterday we had the flower festival on the Piazza Walther in Bolzano, and there were also these dancers with their lovely performances.

Here the "entrance" to the flower festival.

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