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parlez-vous francais – well in Nantes they do…

I spent the last couple of days in Nantes, France, as I was attending an international congress, and just came back Sunday evening/night.

Even though I had a lot of meetings, there was some time left to stroll around the city and get a look at the main sights.

As I haven’t processed all the photos yet, I am going to update this entry constantly and add some more photos every once in a while.

As for the city itself – Nantes is quite nice with lots of churches and a quite nice château (des ducs de Bretagne). What’s really fantastic is that’s impossible to starve in Nantes – every 5m there’s a Creperie or some other kind of restaurant, and you don’t have to put up with the usual known fast-food places. If, however, you decide to go to the city centers only McD, be prepared to spend some time waiting in line – whenever I went by there, the cue of waiting people went out the front door…

so here the first impression – Cathédrale  Saint Pierre Saint Paul

Cathedral Saint Pierre Saint Paul, Nantes, France

Fountain on Place Royale

Fountain on Place Royale

Passage Pommeraye

Passage Pommeraye


Kalkkögel – Side A & B

During the last 2-3 weeks I’ve been hiking and mountain biking quite a bit, and two tours brought me to the Kalkkögel, a mountain range near Innsbruck that belongs to the Stubaier Alps.

In winter you can ski on both sides of the mountains – to the North in the skiing area of the Axamer Lizum and to the South in the so-called Schlick2000 area.

The Kalkögel also some amazing hiking and climbing trails, and as they are not far from Innsbruck, the are pretty popular among the “Innsbrucker”

So just to give you a hint of what the Kalkkögel look like, here two panorama photos, the first one – the A-side – from the Schlick2000 side, the second one – the B-side – from the Kemater Alm and Axamer Lizum side.

the Kalkkögel as seen from the Schlick2000

the Kalkkögel as seen from the Kemater Alm

Hikingtour to the Wetterkreuz (2.592) – Tyrol, Austria

Some two weeks ago, when the weather was still nice and warm and the sun was still shining, I went on a hikingtour with some friends.
From Kühtai (near the Issalm) we went to the Wetterkreuz (2.591m) and then on to Hochoetz. Altogether it’s a pretty easy tour with maybe some 900m of hiking up.

On the way to the Wetterkreuz through the Wörgetal you pass the Buchersee, which is a lovely little lake looking very inviting for a swim, but beware – it’s pretty cold as it’s fed by the surrounding mountains…

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Buchersee - Wörgetal

Eventhough it’s a pretty easy tour, it offers some amazing views. Just a few meters below the actual goal, you get a great view over the Wörgetal, which you’ve just hiked up and the mountains surrounding the valley and Kühtai.

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view over the Wörgetal

Finally, after a short, but step climb you reach the Wetterkreuz and can enjoy an amazing look at the Acherkogel (3.007m) and the Oetztaler Alps in the background, as well as the Oetztal and the Mieminger Kette further to the North (to the right).

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looking at the Acherkogel, the Oetztal and the Mieminger Kette

all Photos were taken with a Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Hoya ND8 HMC filter – all photos are panorama shots (freehand) and consist of at least 5 individual photos.

for fullview/complete view please click the photo

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sometimes it does pay off to get up early in the morning…