Above/featured: Garmisch-Partenkirchen train station, with the characteristic red of Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains – 27 Feb 2017 (HL, 6D1).
The Lens Artists Photo Challenge or LAPC is marking its one-year anniversary, and moderators and participants are going free with their own choices to highlight their respective images. I’m pleased to present here one of my favourite spots to visit in Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GAP)* is located in southern Bavaria near the international border with Austria.
From AlpspiX platform near Alpspitz: the visitor points northwest to the Loisach river valley with Grainau (lower-left), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (centre-right), and Wank (upper-right) – 8 Mar 2017 (HL, 6D1); more here.
The trio of Bacardi, Tequila, and Whiskey are set and ready to go. For the pre-Lent festival of Maschkera or Fasching, people dress up in wildly colourful costumes, and there’s a playful bicycle race in Partenkirchen on Carnival Sunday – 26 Feb 2017 (HL, 6D1); more here.
Obergainau’s St. John the Baptist church (Kirche St. Johannes der Täufer), with the Waxenstein mountains above and behind the onion dome in morning light; Zugspitze in the background at upper right – 28 May 2018 (HL, X70); more here.
* All automobile license plates in Germany begin with one to three letters denoting place of registration. In the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, plates begin with three letters: “GAP“.
^ The German Wiki entry says that “Wank” is derived from an older German word “Hang” (slope), and that an earlier name for the mountain was “Eckenberg” (corner peak).
I made all pictures above in 2011, 2017, and 2018 with a Canon 450D (450D), a Canon 6D mark 1 (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-eyA. For LAPC no.53 (6-12 Jul 2019), I acknowledge LAPC’s coordinating quartet of Amy, Ann-Christine, Patti, and Tina.