Lavin is a small (pop. ca. 200) farming village in the Alps of the swiss cantone of Graubuenden. Lavin belongs to the Engadine - a part of the Swiss cantone of Graubuenden - and is situated in the val Muestair. The village is at 1432 meters above sea level. The area around Lavin is of an extraordinary beauty, and it offers many possibilities in hiking and climbing. A favourite mountain to climb is, for example, the Piz Linard (3410 meters above sea level). The Swiss National Park is not far away and a famous place to experience the animal wildlife of the Alps. About twenty kilometers away lies the city of Scuol, where you will find many possibilities for partaking in sports. Between Lavin and Scuol lies the "Snowpark Motta Naluns", a winter sport region with a total of 14 ski-lifts.
In the 12th century the village's name "Lawinis" appeared for the first time in documents. Some major events in the history of Lavin were the episodes of massacre and destruction during the "Dreissigjährige Krieg" in the 17th century. A big fire in 1869 destroyed major parts of the village. The rebuilding determines the architectonial appearance of the village today.
The climate in the Engadine is mild, with clean, dry air and a lot of sunshine (relative sunlight continuity: 42-55%). Average temperatures vary between -6.5 degrees C in winter and 15 degrees C in summer. A restorative and hefty drop in temperature at night can always be counted on.
(Source: www.stoop.ini.unizh.ch )
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Gustaw (21670) 2006-12-30 10:08
Very nice view from Alps. In my gallery is many photos from Alps. Are you a bird? Beautiful mountains, nice colours and light. Photo have good composition.
danyy (0) 2006-12-30 10:09
voilà un beau paysage qui nous montre vallées et montagnes.
Des lumières fort contrariantes, pas toujours faciles à capturer du haut en bas.
Ici, la moyenne est bonne et les ocntrastes bien marqués.
Le cadrage et le POV sojnt bien adaptés à ce que tu voulais montrer.
Buin (42360) 2006-12-30 10:10
That's "my" landscape! Your point of view couldn't be better, to show the great situation of this village. The build up of this photo is really beautiful!
Greetings from Germany - and all the best for 2007!
jaywalker (16101) 2006-12-30 10:25
Hi George, Beautiful photo the choice of POV is perfect looking right down the valley, with the small town in the forground & the mountains in the back, superbly cropped with excellent DOF & great focus, a lovely postcard picture, kind regards Wilson. have a happy new year.
asajernigan (21425) 2006-12-30 10:26
This is a great landscape photo. You have nice color and lighting with good sharpness. You have a wonderful POV here showing the full landscape of the area.
xavshot (69835) 2006-12-30 10:27
un POV et une prfondeur magnifique. Le cadrage vertical apporte beaucoup de relief. Belle photo
snunney (89018) 2006-12-30 10:36
A very nice mountainscape with this little village nestling at the bottom of the valley. Very good pov looking down on the village and then along the road towards the mountains. Good lighting and colours. Fine sharpness.
kermit350 (9016) 2006-12-30 10:36
Hello George, I reiterate you again my want for 2007(vaut better once of too than to forget somebody) your photo A much of relief and contrasts and c'est very beautiful to see, by this sight in diving, one feels as to aspire by the image so much the landscape is époustouflant, the plans which follow one another give an absolute d'espace impression and still amplify the landscape, when nature becomes itself a sanctuary of beauty the image already partly is successful, as it is here the case, or c'est obviously l'environnement which makes the great beauty of this image, sincerely ............................Hello George, je te réitère à nouveau mes veux pour 2007(vaut mieux une fois de trop que d’oublier quelqu’un) ta photo a beaucoup de relief et de contrastes et c'est très beau à voir, par cette vue en plongée, l’on se sent comme aspirer par l’image tant le paysage est époustouflant, les plans qui se succèdent donne une impression d'espace absolue et amplifie encore le paysage, quand la nature devient elle-même un sanctuaire de beauté l’image est déjà en partie réussie, comme c’est le cas ici, ou c'est évidemment l'environnement qui fait la grande beauté de cette image, bien amicalement
narpad (1050) 2006-12-30 10:58
Beautiful place. Wish I could be there. TFS.
Click3 (1886) 2006-12-30 11:15
Hola George...absolutely fantastic & so peaceful scene...so appropriate for this time of the year.
Very Best Wishes for the New Year !
Wanda1 (15000) 2006-12-30 11:39
A spectacular view from so high up. I like that you have used a vertical format for this landcsape, it works well.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-12-30 13:03
A little different from your regular posts and very attractive too. Excellent POV. This reminds me of some of the beautiful valleys one comes across in Kashmir.
Happy New Year
sothy81 (9582) 2006-12-30 13:49
Hi George, what a nice view here. I love the colors and detailed view of the picture. It is just a lovely photo and place. Well done.
Happy New Year
carper (96) 2006-12-30 13:57
very nice view George,
good pov and very nice depth in the shot, very good photo job well done.
pablominto (53746) 2006-12-31 3:13
Great point of view resulting in this fine image...
A WONDERFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO YOU, MY FRIEND!
guillaumejm (0) 2006-12-31 5:42
Hello george,Nice picture. The framing is very good and I like the POV you've choosen. On remark, this blue dominant colour on background. I think it can be corrected by a pp but I'm not enough usded to this type of pp to help!.
Wish you a happy new year 2007.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-12-31 10:17
Hi george - it's a wonderful view along a picturesque valley. Full of warm summer colours, a million miles away from the cold weather of an Irish winter! Well done & happy new year!
bakes888 (18499) 2007-01-01 3:28
Hi George. This looks like a fairytale village in a fairytale setting. You have handled the light well and composed a great photo. Thanks for sharing.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-01-01 18:43
Excellent top / down point of view of tis beautifull village, with the mountains in the background. Switzerland in a nutschell !
All the best,
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-01-04 14:32
I like the way youy managed to create depth in this picture.
The mountains and trees create great graphics, too.
Very nice picture,
robertosalguero (246) 2007-01-10 1:58
George this a wonderful mountain scene. A serene little village nestled in this high valley overlooking the higher peaks in the background. A beautiful view anytime of the day I would imagine. Nice composition with good colors and exposure. I like the perspective of the area. Nice work friend :-)
syd1946 (18663) 2007-02-12 13:00
Wonderful landscape indeed.The Alps looks so beautiful in your composition.The small village stands nicely in front of the scene and the perspective to the snowy mountains through the valley is great.Beautiful and peaceful!
jurek1951 (42194) 2007-07-30 21:31
Nice colours of the mountain.The light, and sharpness of the contrast are fanttastic.Well seen, a beautiful landscape.
Cutajar (285) 2008-03-08 0:18
Great shot, wonderful colours and nice pov.
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-10-17 8:30
Ola George ,
Beleza esta tua foto vertical com esta vila neste vale rodeada de natureza , bonitas as montanhas com neve no topo, bonitos tons de verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beautiful view from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 10:03