Monday, June 22, 2009

::: Another blue hour :::


Friday, June 19, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

::: Grindelwald's icons :::

The Wetterhorn (3,692 m) is a mountain in the Swiss Alps close to the village of Grindelwald. Although it was first climbed in 1844, the ascent by Alfred Wills and party in 1854 is the more celebrated, and is generally regarded to have marked the beginning of the golden age of alpinism.

The mountain is in fact composed of three distinct but close peak: the Wetterhorn (most visible from Grindelwald), the Mittelhorn (highest) and Rosenhorn.

The Schreckhorn (4,078 m) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps. It is the highest peak located entirely in the canton of Berne. The Schreckhorn is the northernmost Alpine four-thousander.

The Eiger is a notable mountain in the Bernese Alps, rising to an elevation of 3,970 m (13,025 ft.) It is the easternmost peak of a ridge-crest that extends to the Mönch at 4,107 m (13,474 ft.), and across the Jungfraujoch to the Jungfrau at 4,158 m (13,641 ft.). The peak is mentioned in records dating back to the 13th century but there is no clear indication of how exactly the peak gained its name. The three mountains of the ridge are commonly referred to as the Virgin (German: Jungfrau, lit. "Young Woman" - translates to "Virgin" or "Maiden"), the Monk (Mönch) and the Ogre (Eiger). The name has been linked to the Greek term akros, meaning "sharp" or "pointed", but more commonly to the German eigen, meaning "characteristic".

The Jungfrau is one of the main summits in the Bernese Alps, situated between the cantons of Valais and Berne in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and Mönch, the Jungfrau forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and considered one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps.

The construction of the Jungfraujoch railway east to the summit in the early 20th century made the area one of the most frequented places in the Alps. The Aletsch Glacier lying on the south was declared a World Heritage site in 2001.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

::: Giessbachfall :::

This 391m high waterfall is not the highest in the Alps, even not in Europe itself, but definitely the most impressive I've seen. The sound of the dropping water is so impressive that you just forget everything else. You are obsessed, overwhelmed by the power of Mother nature. And at least for a moment feel small and irrelevant.

В Алпите има и по-високи водопади, може би има и по-красиви (които не съм посетил), но този впечатлява с огромното количество падаща вода. А звукът и миризмата на влага около него трябва да се изпита лично. Веднъж усетил силата на природата, човек се чувства различно. Някак незначителен и дребен с жалкия си живот в града. Истината е сред природата.

Friday, June 12, 2009

::: Rapids :::

One of the rapids of Triberg's waterfall in Schwarzwald, Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany). The shot is from the summer of 2008.

Снимката е от лятотo на 2008г. Вижда се един от множеството водоскоци, образуващи водапада Триберг, разположен в пазвите на планината Шварцвалд, Германия. Някъде из блога има още една снимка от там. Който му се търси, да си я намери.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

::: Mürrenbachfall, Lauterbrunnen :::

According to locals, the name Lauterbrunnen is a combination of lauter meaning many, and brunnen meaning spring, fountain, or well. However, there is considerable dispute about the meaning of 'lauter', with some translating it as louder and others as clear, bright, or clean.

The river Weisse Lütschine flows through Lauterbrunnen and overflows its banks about once a year. The source of the river comes from melting snow high in the mountains, thus making it a very pure and clean source of water. It is common practice in the camp sites to chill drinks in the water.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's poem Gesang der Geister über den Wassern (literal translation: Song of the Spirits above the Waters) was written while he stayed at the parish house near the Staubbach Falls waterfall in Lauterbrunnen. The Lauterbrunnen valley also provided the pictorial model for J. R. R. Tolkien's sketches and watercolors of the fictitious valley of Rivendell, and possibly also the name of the Bruinen river (meaning 'Loudwater') which flowed through it.

Lauterbrunnen lies at the bottom of a hanging or U-shaped valley that extends south and then south-westwards from the village to meet the 8-kilometre-long Lauterbrunnen Wall.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

::: Oltschibach waterfall :::

Oltschibachfall plunges about 300 meters down the valley wall. The main plunge of the falls is thought to be in the vicinity of 200 meters itself. Despite what it may look like, the lower part of the falls does drop over bedrock for the most part, though in a few places, it looks like there is some talus. This waterfall is located near village ofUnterbach in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Being mountain area in the reagion are more than 70 mostly glacier waterfalls. Most of them in the near by vally of Lauterbrunnen.