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Fotoeins Friday: winter scenes, three (Alpspitze)

Overcast conditions are no hindrance to skiers and snowboarders, as they pour out of the Alpspitzbahn cable car mountain station (Bergstation) at elevation 2050 metres. The Alpspitzbahn cable car is part of the “Garmisch Classic” services including Kreuzeckbahn and Hochalmbahn. Visible from the AlpspiX platform are the towns of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau in the Loisach river valley below, Wank summit to the northeast, and the mighty Zugspitze to the southwest.

I made the image above on 26 Feb 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 35mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-o1C.

Fotoeins Friday: winter scenes, two (Zugspitze AT)

Thanks to the European Schengen agreement, visitors to the the Zugspitze summit can easily traverse between the German and Austrian sides without border checks. Last time, I provided the view from the German side. This time with this west-facing view from the Austrian side, visitors can hop on the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car down into Tirol (pylon and cable car station at right). At the very left edge of the frame are radio antennae for Telekom Austria’s reserve relay station, behind which is the massive wedge of rock called the Zugspitzeck (Zugspitz corner) overlooking the towns of Ehrwald and Lermoos.

I made the image on 25 Feb 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 and these settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO500, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-o1q.

Zugspitzplatt, Zugspitze, Wettersteingebirge, Bayern, Oberbayern, Bavaria, Upper Bavaria, Werdenfelser Land, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: winter scenes, one (Zugspitze DE)

The Zugspitze mountain is Germany’s tallest point at an elevation of 2962 metres (9718 feet) above sea level. In winter service, the first ascent of the day to Zugspitze with the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn cogwheel train departs Garmisch-Partenkirchen at about 815am and arrives at Zugspitzplatt (Zugspitze plateau) at about 930am. Early-bird enthusiasts already on groomed ski runs below the Zugspitze mountain summit. The view faces east-southeast (azimuth 125) to the Alps in Austria and Italy; peaks as far as 80 km in distance are visible.

I made the image above on 25 Feb 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark1 and these settings: 1/1000-sec, f/22, ISO1000, and 28mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-o1e.

Marienbrücke, Inn river, Inn, Passau, Niederbayern, Bayern, Bavaria, Lower Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, fifty-one

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

13 December 2012.

From Munich, I’m on a day trip to Passau, known regionally as the Dreiflüssestadt (three rivers city). Passau is where the Inn river and Ilz river both merge with the Danube, before the latter flows into Austria and beyond. Mid-afternoon light and a recent dusting of snow casts a glow onto the buildings in the city’s Old Town. That’s some brilliant colour in this east view from the Marienbrücke bridge over the Inn.

I made the image on 13 Dec 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/8, ISO200, 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mKc.

Dianatempel, Hofgartenarkaden, Hofgarten, München, Munich, Bavaria, Bayern, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, fifty

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

12 December 2012.

With fresh snow on the ground, a brilliant early-winter afternoon means time to bundle up and a stroll through Munich’s city centre. The scene is the Hofgarten, a 17th-century Renaissance imperial court garden. Near its centre is the Diana Temple, surrounded by the Hofgartenarkaden, a low-lying arcade framing the border of the garden. It’s cold outside, but that light is spectacular.

I made the image on 12 Dec 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/400-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mK8.

Friedensengel, Friedensdenkmal, Maximiliansanlage, Bogenhausen, Muenchen, Munich, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday around Munich: tall gold Nike in peace

Standing high in Maximiliansanlage (Maximilian Park) is a peace monument 38-metres (125-feet) tall constructed by Heinrich Düll, Georg Pezold, and Max Heilmaier. The Friedensengel (angel of peace) with the Greek goddess of victory, Nike, was completed and raised in 1899 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the Franco-Prussian War.

The monument and column sit at the top of a square temple with the Prinzregent-Luitpold-Terrasse observation platform where visitors can see west down Prinzregentenstrasse. In her right hand, Nike holds an olive branch in peace; in her left hand she holds a small figure of the goddess Athena to represent both war and wisdom.

I made this photo on 23 Feb 2017 with the Canon EOS6D mark1, 70-300 glass, and the following settings: 1/1000-sec, f/9, ISO1000, and 220mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kpQ.

Deutsches Museum, Muenchen, Munich, Bayern, Bavaria, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Deutschland, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday around Munich: Deutsches Museum

You cannot possibly take in every exhibit inside the massive Deutsches Museum (German Museum) in a single afternoon or even an entire day. At some point, the mind short circuits, feet will ache, and the stomach sends urgent “I am hungy” messages to the brain. But for a physicist and scientist by training, this museum is a real joy.

With the temporary exhibition “Auf zu neuen Energien” (Onto new forms of energy), I learn about “green power” in Germany, about where in the country solar and wind power is best “collected” or generated. Figuring that out depends on lots of specific meteorological data. The two figures/plots show average annual solar incident radiation at the surface and average annual wind speed at an elevation of 80 metres (typical height of a wind turbine). The sunniest areas indicated with red above are in the southern quarter of the country, and the windiest regions indicated with red below are by the open seas in the north and up in highlands and mountains.

Deutsches Museum, Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, annual solar incidence, Muenchen, Munich, Bayern, Bavaria, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Deutschland, Germany, fotoeins.com

Average annual solar incidence, in kilowatt-hours per square metre (1 kWh/m^2 = 3600 kJ/m^2). Courtesy of the Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), this plot shows how the country’s southern quarter receives the most sun.

Deutsches Museum, Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, annual average wind speed, Muenchen, Munich, Bayern, Bavaria, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Deutschland, Germany, fotoeins.com

Average annual wind speed at an elevation of 80 metres, the typical height of a wind turbine. Wind speeds are shown between 3 to 10 metres per second (11 to 36 kilometres per hour). The reddest areas in the northern lowlands by the sea and in highlands and mountains have highest average wind speeds above 7 m/s (25 km/h). Image/plot from Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service).

I made all three photos above on 23 Feb 2017. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kpM.

Maibaum, Kirche St. Johann Baptist, Wiener Platz, Au-Haidhausen, Muenchen, Munich, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday around Munich: Maibaum am Wiener Platz

Above/featured: Maypole at Wiener Platz, facing west to the church of St. John the Baptist.

If I hadn’t already identified the location as somewhere inside Munich, one would think this was the main square in a small Bavarian town. The square here was named “Wiener Platz” (Vienna Square) in 1891 next to an access route joining with the main road leading east-southwest out of Munich in the direction of Vienna. The farmers’ market here in the square opened for the first time in November 1901. After destruction from bombing in World War Two, survivors rebuilt the square in the post-war years. Dressed in the distinctive Bavarian colours of blue and white, the Maibaum (May pole) was raised in the centre of the square in May 2013; the original tree was felled a few months earlier in the forest near Arget (Sauerlach) south of Munich.

I made this photo on 23 Feb 2017 with the Canon EOS6D mark1, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/11, ISO500, and 28mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-kpI.

Nordfriedhof, Schwabing-Freimann, U-Bahn, U-Bahn München, Muenchen, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday around Munich: the 1st U-Bahn

Above/featured: Near Nordfriedhof station, a steel girder at street level is a monument.

At the southwest corner of Ungererstrasse and Schenkendorfstrasse is a steel girder as modest monument, which marks the first day of construction of Munich’s metro or rapid transit system (U-Bahn) on 1 February 1965. The underground station here was initially called “Schenkendorfstrasse” which was changed later to “Nordfriedhof” for proximity to the city’s north cemetery. Including this latter station, the first Munich U-Bahn opened 19 October 1971 on the present-day U6 line with 13 stations over a 12-kilometre stretch.

Nordfriedhof, Schwabing-Freimann, U-Bahn, U-Bahn München, Muenchen, Munich, Germany, fotoeins.com

“An dieser Stelle wurde am 1. Februar 1965 mit dem Münchener U-Bahn Bau begonnen.”
(Construction for Munich’s U-Bahn began at this location on 1 February 1965.)

The archival video “U-Bahn für München 1965” is available on YouTube in German. Bayerischer Rundfunk also provides a look-back at the 50th anniversary with this video (October 2021).

I made the two photos above on 22 Feb 2017 with a Canon EOS6D mark1. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jAQ.

Werdenfelser Fosanacht, Fastnacht, Maschkera, Fosnocht, Fasching, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Oberbayern, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: February Fosanacht, group gathering

(26 February 2017.)

It’s a winter weekend afternoon, and despite the lack of precipitation, those gathered outside gravitate to huts and shacks offering drinks and snacks; note how some are dressed in costume. (I’m almost feeling nostalgic for pre-pandemic gatherings.)

In 2021, Carnival season in southern Germany, known as Fasching / Fosanacht / Maschkera, will occur in February. Key dates include Weiberfastnacht/Unsinnige Donnerstag (crazy Thursday) on 11 February, Fastnachtssonntag (Carnival Sunday) on 14 February, Rosenmontag (Shrove Monday) on 15 February, and Aschermittwoch (Ash Wednesday) on 17 February.

I made this photo on 26 February 2017 with the Canon EOS6D mark1, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/14, ISO5000, and 105mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-jmC.

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