Mount Titlis in central Switzerland is a popular tourist destination, especially for indian tourists as many a Bollywood film has been filmed on location.
On top of the mountain at an altitude of 10'000 feet, tourists get prepared for a holiday souvenir in traditional Swiss gear and with our national instrument that is the Alphorn.
The Alphorn was first mentioned in 1527 when a monk described at having given an Alphorn player a coin for his performance. It was used as a signal and to convey messages from one alp to the next, as a Alphorn can be heard for over 10km.
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EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-24 15:24
What an unexpected combination of elements! I love this scene. We are only recently beginning to know and enjoy Bollywood productions ("Lagaan" was our first introduction to the genre), so I will have to search out some shot in Switzerland.
I also applaud your steady hand at the very slow shutter speed, to capture the movement of the make-up artist's hand! Well done!
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-24 15:34
The things people do when they are on holidays. I've had to do this a few times in various places to please my wife might I add. Well captured Daniel ,good clarity and enriched colour. The Alphorn is a spectacular instrument and synonymous with Switzerland .
emka (64182) 2013-10-24 23:39
hello Daniel, Funny shot of tourists with souvenirs. In Poland there used to be similar instruments in the mountains. In fact, I find such photos (I mean the turists with some artificial background) rather stupid and always avoid them. Nice colourful photo. And why the shoot Bollywood films in Switzerland??
CLODO (26472) 2013-10-25 0:50
I am laughting at this picture, wondering how they can carry this little music instrument in the airpalne, when coming back home to India!
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-25 2:46
This is a funny and very colourful picture. Personally I guess I would rather disappear through the ground than posing in front of a large photo like this. But for somebody who enjoys sneaking pictures of people having their picture taken (at least what I do quite often), this was a great opportunity.
It's amazing that the Swiss tourism business has actually benefitted from the fact that Kashmir has been too dangerous for the Bollywood film teams.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-25 8:40
I must alt I didn't expect this to be tourists, as it looks so much like a real traditional scene but then I guess that's exactly how out must look to get the tourist to take part.
very nice candid shot
all the best
rigoletto (32768) 2013-11-10 4:29
hi david. alphorn and didgeridoo? who taught who? the swiss or the aboriginals? and what is their connections with bollywood stars? :) this is a fun moment spotted well, the lamppost gives a feeling that your were hiding behind a wall.
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-11-10 19:40
What I like most about this photo are the colors - predominant blue on top and reds in the lower half. The almost-full view of the alphorn is the next best fearute of this photo for me.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (5879)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-14
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-24 15:15