Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Old Walls

The St. Barbara's Chapel

A Roman Castle

A Byzantine Wall

Old Walls on the hill of Castelfeder above the village of Auer / Ora.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Jungle in Marling

Murals painted by kids on the primary school building in Marling / Marlengo.

 This post is linked to Monday Mural.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

The sky above Lebenberg Castle

Lebenberg Castle near Meran / Merano - Adige Valley.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In Bolzano appeared recently new signs...

No parking - only for electric cars during the charge process.
Charge station for electric cars.

In Bolzano appeared recently new signs...
Public space is now reserved for charge of electric cars.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Attention - automatic gate

Old wooden fence - The sign "attention - automatic gate" is just for fun.
(The owner has a good sense of humor, do you agree?)

Found in Toblach / Dobbiaco.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Water reflections

Tree branches reflected in the water of a pond in Sinich / Sinigo.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

The sky above Castelfeder

The sky above the ruin of St. Barbara's Chapel on the Hill of Castelfeder near Auer / Ora.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015


The Knottnkino or Knottenkino (Rock Cinema) is an installation of 30 weatherproof cinema chairs made from steel and chestnut wood on a rock at 1465 meters above sea level above the village of Vöran / Verano. From the comfortable cinema seats you can overlook the entire Adige Valley with the basin of Merano. Behind rise majestically the Dolomites and on the horizon the summits of the Oetztal Alps and the Texel Group Nature Park.

Views from the Knottnkino.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Where are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day ?
Perhaps in one of the finest and most authentic Irish pubs in the world?

Last week I was driving to Bolzano when I heard on the radio that the "Irish Pubs Global Authenticity Award 2015" was assigned to an Irish Pub in... Bolzano !
I couldn't believe it, a little town in the north of Italy, in the middle of the mountains has the most authentic Irish Pub of the world ! (outside Ireland)? In fact, see the Award above !

The Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub in Bolzano is managed by Steve and Tanya. Last Friday I visited the pub with the purpose to take a few pictures of it and of its owners for the today's post. Unfortunately one of the owners, Steve, was not there and Tanya was a bit camera shy, she does not want to be photographed without Steve, she said, but she promised to send me a photo of her and Steve...  
And here it is !

(Photo credit: courtesy of Steve and Tanya)

Steve and Tanya are both from Dublin, Tanya first came to Bolzano 15 years ago for holidays, Steve first came to Bolzano 19 years ago working here for 2 years. They choose Bolzano because it always felt like home, they always had a wonderful circle of friends here, and the lifestyle is beautiful, and as for the Dolomites they think they speak for themselves. The photo was taken for the 5th birthday party of the pub, the cake was a gift from the customers and friends of the bar.

The outside of the Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub in Bolzano / Bozen on the Dominikaner Platz / Piazza Domenicani, in the centre of the town.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all !

If you can't participate actively, visit the Temple Bar Genuine Irish Pub Facebook page here.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

St. Kathrein

The little Romanesque church of St. Kathrein / S. Caterina above Meran / Merano.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Reflections on a window

Reflections on a window in Bolzano / Bozen.

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