This was shot in Westendorf, in the Austrian Tyrol, during a ski holiday there. I thought the Alpine houses in the Tyrol were beautiful. They are constructed mainly of wood (eco friendly), and decorated beautifully in many cases. Balconies on the upper floors are typical. The roofs and angled to prevent buildup of excessive snow. The roofs also overlap the building, I guess to ensure the snow falls at least a few feet from the building. In some cases, cattle were housed in the basement or ground floor, and provided a form of heating in winter (possibly a little smelly though!)
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danyy (0) 2006-02-14 8:26
ambiance garantie 'hiver'
une paysage, une région, où il est encore bien une saison à part entière, pas une fin d'automne ni un début de printemps.
Plaisirs et malheurs de la neige ?
De belles couleurs et un bon cadrage avec cette courbe un peu boueuse.
Niara78 (0) 2006-02-14 9:47
Austrian houses never cease to amaze me, no matter what the season is. In summer, the balconies will be covered in beautiful flowers.
izmirli (3864) 2006-02-14 18:34
merhaba tim leahy
very good winter picture.beautiful colours and sky. very good composition.
gebala (0) 2006-02-15 6:19
hello, beauty view, exellent moment and place:)I like it much, great colours,
have a nice evening
- Copyright: Tim Leahy (timleahy) (2193)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1988-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K1000, Fujichrome 100 Slide
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Houses, Places I have visited [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-14 8:20