Austria view from Bavaria
|Copyright: Karen Schembri Grima (Karyn674)
|Date Taken: 2008-12-30|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): Mountains [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2009-06-27 13:39|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Bavaria shares international borders with Austria and the Czech Republic as well as with Switzerland (across Lake Constance). Neighbouring states within Germany are Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Thuringia and Saxony. Two major rivers flow through the state, the Danube (Donau) and the Main, and the upper Rhine forms part of the southwest border of the state. The Bavarian Alps define the border with Austria, and within the range is the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze.|
The major cities in Bavaria are Munich (München), Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Würzburg, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Fürth and Erlangen.
Attitude toward traditions
Bavarians commonly emphasize pride in their traditions. Traditional costumes collectively known as Tracht are worn on special occasions and include in Altbayern Lederhosen for males and Dirndl for females. Century-old folk music is practiced. The Maibaum, or Maypole (which in the Middle Ages served as the community's yellow pages, as figurettes on the pole represent the trades of the village), and the bagpipes in the Upper Palatinate region bear witness to the ancient Celtic and Germanic remnants of cultural heritage of the region.
Food and drink
Bavarians tend to place a great value on food and drink. Bavarians also consume many items of food and drink which are unusual elsewhere in Germany; for example Weißwurst (“white sausage”). At folk festivals, beer is traditionally served by the litre (the so-called Maß). Bavarians are particularly proud of the traditional Reinheitsgebot, or purity law, initially established by the Duke of Bavaria in 1516. According to this law, only three ingredients were allowed in beer: water, barley, and hops. In 1906 the Reinheitsgebot made its way to German law, and remained a law in Germany until the EU struck it down recently as incompatible with the European common market. Bavarians are also known as some of the world's most beer-loving people with an average annual consumption of 170 liters per person.
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Wonderful view and great color tones, dear Karen.
Great point of view, nice composition. TFS!
- [2009-06-28 7:53]
What a wonderful vision you have of this place,
the valley is great for meeting with the sea
leaving a beautiful horizon!
The elevated point of view results in a
fine composition with good lines!
Well framed and good depth!
Hi, Karen -
Really breathtaking vista conveying a sense of great space and awesome natural beauty. Perfect POV to capture the majesty of the sharply shown close mountains and the expanse beyond. Well done.
It is a good shot from a high altitude
The deep blue sky is really amazing as well as its great horizon
May need a + gamma level adjustment
- [2009-06-29 11:33]
a super picture with beautiful colors, looks in such a way as if someone would like to look by binoculars into the distance. Very more beautifully montain landscape.
What a stunning landscape vith great POV, colours and perspective.TFS.
wonderful view,great colors,excellent POV and composition.good informative note.TFS
- [2009-07-03 9:01]
Hi Karen !
Contrast, color, light, excellent!
Exceptional description provided. I think you liked in Bavaria.
Have a beautiful day,
Hi Karen, superb scene shot from nice POV with wonderful composition and great DOF.
TFS and cheers,