I´d just got my D800 back from the cleaners and what did I stumble across in the old town? Yes, a lost shoe! The first one for a while and therefore, even more welcome!
Another shot of the Zillertal Alps. This one was taken from the ski area above Mayerhofen looking across the valley. By and large I find alpine skiing bad news, in summer the piste areas look like building sites and with the ever increasing use of snow canons in winter, the environmental impact is getting bigger and bigger.
I´ve just got back from four days in the Zillertal Alps in Austria. This view is from the Greizer Hut looking roughly north along the cloud shrouded Floite Valley.
This is the new Palace built by the Elector, Max Emanuel between 1701 and 1704. He expected the imperial crown and built this Baroque palace in the expectation, which, sadly for him, proved not to be the case, in fact he lost Bavaria for a while in the War of Spanish Succession. Such is life and as Mick Jagger sang, “You can´t always get what you want”.
I took this in the Baroque gardens of the palace, down at Schloss Lustheim, a small palace at the ends of the gardens.
My nephew collected these petals a few days ago, he has a love of nature and a good eye.
What did those Europeans back then think when they saw that skyline for the first time – or at least a skyline very similar to the modern New York waterfront?
I´ve tried to imagine what someone at the turn of the 20th Century would have felt like looking at that view – jaw dropping, I would think.