Here’s a little video I made back in August when the guys kidnapped me for a stag party in the Austrian mountains. It was shot entirely on my phone with a new app called Lapse It, which allows you to create HD time lapse footage on your cell phone. I was shooting all weekend long cause I was so excited about the new “toy.” When I came home, I sat down and quickly edited this little piece out of it. The group with the trumpet player halfway through the video is not us, by the way. We met them while we were taking a break on top of a mountain called Veitsberg. Apart from the trumpet, they also hiked up two 5-liter-kegs of beer, glass mugs, sausages, a cooker, a pot, water to boil the sausages, plates, silver ware, pretzels and whatever else you might need for a nice meal. These folks were serious…
December 8, 2013
Last night we had our annual pumpkin carving party at our place in Abensberg. As usual we had a great time and I can’t wait for next year’s. Also, I’m pretty sure we have the coolest pumpkins in the neighborhood now…
October 31, 2013
Yesterday was probably the last beautiful Sunday of the year, and Tobi, Corinna, Beth and I used the opportunity to go on a hike in the Alps. We picked a loop trail around the Latschenkopf at Jachenau that we found in a book about forgotten paths in the Alps. The extra orienteering work that the trail required at times paid off. Despite the proximitiy to Munich and despite the fact that thousands of people probably went hiking that day too, we were literally alone on the trail. Here are some of the shots I took while we were out there:
October 28, 2013
Alright, here’s a short one with some pictures from two trips to Königssee National Park in Bavaria that we did this fall. The first one was THE trip to Königssee – the one where I proposed to Beth. The second one was a week later with our friends Jen and Justin who came visiting from St. Louis.
This little cove at Obersee, a smaller lake just southeast of Königssee, is where I asked Beth - right under that tree... This is literally the last corner of Germany. Everything around us here is already Austria. Sunday, September 30, 2012.
Jen is looking out the window of the tour boat on our way to the south end of the lake. Saturday, October 6, 2012.
The sun breaks through the clouds over the Watzmann family on the western shore of lake Königssee. Saturday, October 6, 2012.
The tour guide blows a trumpet into the famous "Echo Wall," a rock face on the Western shore reflecting sound multiple times. Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Sunlight caresses the rocks on the western shore just above St. Bartholomew's. Saturday, October 6, 2012.
The sun sets behind the Watzmann massive. Saturday, October 6, 2012.
The mountains surrounding lake Obersee reflect on the perfectly still surface of the deep blue water. Sunday, September 30, 2012.
The view east over lake Obersee. The horseshoe-shaped valley is the last corner of Germany, beyond the mountains lies Austria. Sunday, September 30, 2012.
December 7, 2012