Those of you who've seen the film "The Sound of Music" will immediately associate Tyrol with Austria. But this is not completely correct, as a large part of Tyrol, namely South Tyrol, lies in Italy! Moreover, Castle Tyrol, which you see on this picture and which is located near the town of Merano (same location as one of my previous posts), has given its name to the whole Tyrol! In XIII century, the castle belonged to the earls of Tyrol. Shortly after that, in 1363, the castle and whole Tyrol was quickly seized by the Habsburgs and was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the end of World War I (1918) when it was ceded to Italy. The majority of the population is still German-speaking. An excellent museum of the history of Tyrol is located in the castle.
The bird that is flying above the castle is a falcon and lives in the castle falconry with several other birds. Every day, the birds are being released for a while for the tourists to take pictures and for the birds to feel "free as a bird". Remarkably, they always return...
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nex (2738) 2006-06-13 4:56
An Eagleīs Chest:) very nice castle
Wishing a great day ;)
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-06-13 4:59
superb place! I really like the diagonal composition, itīs very well seen and great note too!
Have a great day, Ivana
Paolo (41222) 2006-06-13 5:01
Hi Alexander, good view of that beautiful and famous castle.
excellent POV and focus and a colorful view on the green forest.
Gerrit (52061) 2006-06-13 6:14
Good view on the castle and its surroundings.
The composition is fine with the strict diagonal line rising from the castle and the cloud coming as smoke out of the mountain.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-06-13 6:52
A very nice image, well framed with the diagonal and the well placed castle.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-06-13 9:05
i know the place, its a tremendous picterescue valley, full of those fascinating castles built to protect the trading route;
beautiful work, aljek, delicate natural colours,
best wishes, j.
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-06-13 11:22
Hi Alexander! .)
What photo ..
magnificent imponent ...delicious! :)
king (4242) 2006-06-14 0:46
I understand your "Sound of Music"-feelings while seeing this landscape. I must say: it's beautiful.
Like your way of capturing.
Huub de K.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-06-14 6:45
This one appeals to the castle lover in me, sadly I passed through Meran last year but the weather was terrible and no chance to get a nive view like this one, with good light, some clouds to populate the sky and a good off centered framing with the subject at the end of the reading.
Have a nice day,
carper (96) 2006-06-14 10:24
not a bad shot at all Alexander,
i like the point of view,and yes I think whole the world had seen that film, good composition and good note, very good job.
Voltri (1777) 2006-06-25 12:06
Саша, афигенное фото! Я так понимаю, ты снимал с другой скалы?
Касательно рамки: на мой взгляд, лучше удалить толстую черную внешную линию, но добивать маленькую черную линию (2-4 пикселя толщиной) между белым фоном и картинкой. Таким образом, будет лучший контраст и не будет похоронных ассоциаций :)