Featured: At the Germany-Austria border, from Fellhorn mountain near Oberstdorf: 8 March.
Another year gone, another 34-thousand images made* …
As the image above shows, I also spent a lot of time this year at the Austrian-German frontier, much of it at altitude.
(1) ➙ “I C U”, 6 January
(2) ➙ “Urban surfing”, 23 February
"Surfing for all (3/3)." On Prinzregentenstrasse across from the Haus der Kunst is a spot that brings curious onlookers and well-knowing Munich residents to the south end of the city's Englischer Garten. A 1-metre (3-foot) high standing wave on the Eisbach branch of the Isar river allows for "urban surfing." A number of surfers took advantage of the warm +17C (65F) air (but chilly waters) on a late-February afternoon. With the headwaters of the Isar river in the Karwendel limestone mountains, light bouncing off the dissolved chalky "rock flour" gives the river its green colour. Eisbachwelle, München, Germany – 23 Feb 2017 (© HL).
(3) ➙ “Tunnel”, 24 February
(4) ➙ “The top of Germany”, 25 February
A lone snowboarder heads out in search of fresh powder with the Sonnenkar- and the Brunnental-lifts visible on the lower part of Zugspitzplatt plateau. Towering over the deep shadows in the Reintal valley is the Hochwanner peak (2744 metres / 9002 feet). This scene is one part of the winter recreation area on Zugspitze on the glacier below the summit. Zugspitze, 🇩🇪 – 25 Feb 2017 (© HL).
(5) ➙I can see Liechtenstein”, 25 February
If I’m on Germany’s highest mountain, can I see Liechtenstein? In addition to spotting mountains in Austria 🇦🇹, Germany 🇩🇪, Italy 🇮🇹, and Switzerland 🇨🇭, the surprise at the Zugspitze summit is that this picture of mine to the west-southwest at azimuth 250 degrees includes the tallest peaks in Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 at a distance of about 115 kilometres (71 miles). If you’d like to know identifications of various mountains of the Alps among 5 countries, click on the link in my IG profile, or https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aNU directly. Zugspitze, 🇩🇪 – 25 Feb 2017 (© HL).
(6) ➙ “Hauptstrasse”, 14 March
(7) ➙ “Sun flowers”, 14 April
(8) ➙ “Spectre”, 19 April
(9) ➙ “Wright’s triangle”, 20 April
(10) ➙ “Lock”, 11 May
Nicole Ward, Kirsten Wicklund, and Emily Chessa hold a striking pose in “Lock”, choreographed by Emanuel Gat. Gat is an Israeli choreographer and Artistic Director of Emanuel Gat Dance in Istres, France. Thanks to @BalletBC and @InstameetVancouver for their generosity. Ballet BC season 31 Program 3 preview: Vancouver, BC, 🇨🇦 – 11 May 2017.
(11) ➙ “Road to reconciliation”, 17 June
Performing songs about injustice, tragedy, reconciliation, and hope in English, French, and 1st Nations is Pascale Goodrich-Black and La Vallée des Loups (Valley of the Wolves @vallee_des_loups), including guitarist Adam Popowitz and percussionist Elliot Polsky. The performance was also part of the 2017 Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival: @le_centre @ccafcb). With a passion for music throughout her life, Goodrich-Black is not only a singer-songwriter, but she is also Department of Aboriginal Education Resource Teacher in the nearby city of Coquitlam and an Aboriginal Facilitator for the BC Teachers Federation. National Aboriginal Celebration at Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, 🇨🇦 – 17 Jun 2017 (© HL).
(12) ➙ “Alma mater”, 1 July
"The A.Q." (3 of 3) Simon Fraser University (SFU) is the academic institution where I earned my first university degree. SFU is located at the top of Burnaby Mountain which on a clear day provides beautiful far-reaching views of the North Shore mountains, San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island. I admit the setting was a great lure (well, that and the entry-level scholarship), because memories of the blue and green scenery got me through many wet grey dreary winter days when the cloud deck was *below* the summit. But now in summer, both summit and campus receive their share of 1st-time visitors. Burnaby, BC, 🇨🇦 – 1 July 2017 (© HL).
(13) ➙ “Almost autumn”, 20 September
(14) ➙ “Berliner Platz”, 8 October
(15) ➙ House at Gartenstadtweg 29″, 11 October
House at Gartenstadtweg 29. In the southeast borough/district of Treptow-Köpenick, the Gartenstadt Falkenberg (Falkenberg Garden City) by Bruno Taut is the oldest of six settlements around the city of Berlin. The "Garden City" is related to Ebenezer Howard's idea of living in a cooperative settlement with access to green space. The combination of bright colours and specific building details are expressions of new (early 20th-century) architecture and urban composition. The Garden City settlement is also known as the Tuschkastensiedlung or "Paintbox Housing Estate." All six settlements around the German capital city have been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site "Berlin Modernism Housing Estates" since 2008. Berlin-Grünau, 🇩🇪 – 11 Oct 2017 (© HL).
(16) ➙ “Meta”, 9 December
(17) ➙ “Breakout”, 11 December
* Image numbers 56976-91884, plus 4 resets (“flips”) of the 4-digit image counter.
I made all photographs above with a Canon EOS6D. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9Et.