Across six countries, discoveries of prehistoric lakeside houses with piles, poles, or stilts around the Alps were made in over 100 locations across six countries. 15 locations are in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, of which one is at Unteruhldingen. As a sign of universal human heritage, UNESCO inscribed the discovery sites of pile dwellings in all six countries as a single World Heritage Site in 2011. The countries include Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. The picture above shows the present-day reconstruction site at the Pfahlbau (Pile Dwellings) Museum dedicated to the nearby and active discovery site which remains closed to the public.
I made the photo above on 23 September 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/640-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bLQ.
The city of Konstanz is located in southwest Germany on the shores of Lake Constance within sight and ferry to neighbouring Austria and Switzerland. With Südbaden bus 7372 from Konstanz, Reichenau Island is an easy daytrip getaway to beautiful lush and tranquil surroundings. One of the most important historical locations on the island is the Saint Peter and Paul Church. As one of the oldest churches on the island, the original church was built and inaugurated in 799 AD/CE shortly after Bishop Egino’s arrival from Verona. The present-day church was built in the 11th-century at the same location after the original was demolished. In 2000, UNESCO inscribed Reichenau Island as World Heritage Site.
I made the photo above on 22 September 2017 with a Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/16, ISO500, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bM8.
Featured: Aotearoa: “land of the long white cloud.” Marlborough Region from Cook Strait: photo by Krzysztof Golik, Wiki CC4.
- Landscape (noun), definition: visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of aesthetic appeal.
- Māori: “mano whenua“, heartland or interior of the country
- Chinese: 景色
- German: die Landschaft
- Spanish: el paisaje
As part of my year-long around-the-world journey in 2012, I spent most of July in New Zealand (Aotearoa). The following 12 landscape images provide another perspective about how I feel about non-urban settings. I’ve had some say about urban cityscapes, but I’ll be the person to stop every few kilometres for every possible vista. The following images from the North Island (Te Ika a Māui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu) are reminders of my desire to return to Aotearoa.
- Wellington Harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara)
- Cook Strait (Te Moana Raukawa)
- East coast, near Kaikoura
- Bealey, Canterbury region
- Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere)
- Fox Glacier (Te Moeka o Tuawe)
- Lake Matheson (Te Ara Kairaumati)
- Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana)
- Aoraki and Horokoau
- Queenstown (Tāhuna)
- Milford Sound (Piopiotahi)
New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day, is observed annually on 6 February.
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