I found this tree somewhere in the back country of Anatolia, Turkey. I suppose it is a pine tree and it is more than a thousand years old. It grows right below the ridge and you can see how the soil eroded more than a meter since the tree started to grow. It was a magical place, with amazing lights right before a thunderstorm passed over us.
This post comprises a number of unstructured landscape pictures I took in the last couple of years.
Kühtai, Tyrolian Alps
Stubaier Glacier, Tyrolian Alps
Piz Palü, Bernina Alps
Piz Cengalo, Bergell
Grantenkogel, Tyrolian Alps
Inylchek Glacier, Tian Shan
Descending into the Inylchek Valley, Tian Shan: Kirgistan. [digi]
It was in 2013 that I spent about two weeks in Georgia. Our main focus was on exploring ski touring possibilities in the Caucasus. On our way back we stranded for two additional days in Tbilisi because we booked our flight for the wrong month. Disappointed and still groggy from the nightlife we spent most of the day in our hostel.
In the afternoon I recovered with a lonesome walk through the city. I took my camera with me, but the light was bad and I thought that it would be impossible to take any good pictures. Equipped with my digicam and a hangover that set me in a condition of increased awareness for details, I discovered a vibrating and manifold streetart scene. Especially the stencils gave the otherwise gray streets a lively and friendly feeling. Here are my four all time favorites.
The first two stencils where close to each other and I suppose that they are from the same artist. I have no evidence, but the feeling that the ‘sad lady’ could be the artist. I love it for the intense gaze, but I can not watch it to long because it makes me sad too. The first pic “Boy with glasses” is has a great texture, a comination of rusty iron and peeling lack.
“The Blue Lady” is a great combination of preparing the ground and combining different colors and techniques into a colorful piece of art. As with the two pics above, I think there is a clear evidence that they are from the same artist, but I found them a few blocks appart.
Valdrec da l’Albigna
We started our trip in the Valdrec da l’Albigna and climbed a number of modern plaisire routes on the Spazzacaldera as well as some classical lines on the Biopfeiler and the Punta the l’Albigna.
This pic is a super classic shot. I would say it is taken about 30 times every sunny day during the high season on Spazza Caldera. The difficulty is actually not the climbing itself. The route is rated 5c or 6a and only 15 meters long. The challenge is that you need three persons to take it. In our case, we were super lucky. The shot was taken from a super nice Italian girl that we met later while waiting for the cable car.
On top of Punta da l’Albigna (2893m) looking towards Cima di Castello (3575m) (Photographer: Andreas Mayr)
After a couple of days we moved on to the south side of the Bergell and approach the Refugio Gianetti (2534). To continue with our program of combining some classic lines with modern plaisire routes.
This is a series of 5 pics I shot in Warsaw some years ago. The shots were taking with a Rollei 35 and a ISO400 Film. I loved the camera, but destroyed it right after taking that film.
Es war spät im Herbst 2014 als ich ein unvergessliches Wochenende in Instanbul verbrachte. Hier meine Eindrücke der hell erleuchteten Basars und Straßen im düsteren Novemberlicht.