Monday, August 31, 2009

Kleinaspach ...

... Gasthaus Sonne in Stuttgart
as it was then ...

... Erlebnishotel Sonnenhof - Kleinaspach,
as it is now ...


... restaurant Alaska ...

... panorama terrace and Montana Lodge
.built from huge cedar logs ...

... photo of the Sonnenhof staff ...

... the Canadian Log House by A. Veihl ...

... Andrea Berg and husband Uli Ferber
in Kaminstüble - Landhaus am Sonnenhof ...

Andrea Berg ... °28 January 1966 (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a German singer in the Schlager genre.
The hit "Du hast mich tausendmal belogen" reached #2
n the GEMA chart of
collected international sales ...

by sonnenhof-ferber.de
... Raus aus der Tretmühle, die Sorgen hinter sich lassen
und wieder neue Kraft für den Alltag schöpfen.
Das soll Ihr Motto sein, wenn Sie den Sonnenhof betreten ...

Canadian log home/house ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a house typically made from logs
that have not been milled into conventional lumber.
The term log home is contemporary and preferred by most
log home builders,
while log cabin indicates a smaller,
more rustic, log house,
such as a hunting cabin in the woods ...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rohrtäle ...

... halfway between Großbottwar and Kleinaspach ...
source map: infoboard parkplatz Rohrtäle

detail of Geranium pratense ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN: meadow geranium - NL: beemdooievaarsbek
FR: géranium des prés - DE: Wiesen-Storchschnabel


Impatiens Parviflora ...
(EN also NL-FR-DE)
by kuleuven-kortrijk.be
EN: small balsam - NL: klein springzaad
FR: balsamine à petites fleurs - DE:
Kleinblütiges Springkraut

Polygonia c-album ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... It has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma.
The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently
a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf ...


EN: comma - NL gehakkelde aurelia
FR: Robert-le-Diable ou Machaon - DE: C-Falter

Friday, August 28, 2009

Brenner Pass #1 ...

... Pflerschtal / Val di Fleres ...
The municipality of Brenner contains the frazioni (parishes)
of Brennerbad /Terme di Brennero, Gossensaß /Colle Isarco,
Pflersch / Fleres and Pontigl / Ponticolo.
source: en.wikipedia.org

Pflersch Valley in summer ... (EN-DE-IT)
by gossensass.org
... just south of the Brenner Pass ...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brenner Pass #2...

... the old church San Valentino ...

Wurst (sausages) und Speck ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a distinctively juniper-flavored ham originally
from Tyrol, a historical region that since 1918
partially lies in Austria and partially in Italy...

Brenner Pass ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
Passo del Brennero/ Brennerpass
... It is the lowest (1,370 m) and easiest of
the Alpine passes, and one of the few in the area...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Brenner Pass #3...

Karl Etzel ... (DE)
by de.wikipedia.org
Karl (von) Etzel (auch: Carl von Etzel)
° 6. Januar 1812 Stuttgart; † 2. Mai 1865 Kemmelbach bei Ybbs
... war ein deutscher Eisenbahningenieur und Architekt ...

... The Brenner pass was a trackway for mule trains and carts
until a carriage road was opened in 1777.
The railway was completed in 1867 and is the only
transalpine rail route without a major tunnel ...

source: en.wikipedia.org

OEBB/FS - Brenner ; IC Italie - Autriche/Austria
by CINQUENTE - youtube 4:18
change train locomotive - december 2006

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brenner Pass #4...

... obligatory tourist photo ...

... of the Europabrücke ... (EN-DE-FR)
by en.structurae.de
Built: 1959 - 1963

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