Monday, 8 September 2008

Driving into yesterday

On my way to the International Bicycle Fair in Friedrichshafen in south-east Germany, where Austria, Switzerland and Germany come together in a triangle, I drove for four hours through beautiful Switzerland, where some essential and breathtaking sceneries in narrow valleys take you back into history.
Apart from work, I had time to take some photos in and around Friedrichshafen which I will post in the forthcoming days, but most of all I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet my dear friend Monoblog again.
Although Selim had to work much harder than me during the days of the fair, he was able to spare some moments to his refined photography and promised he would share his own impressions with all of us in the coming days.

26 comments:

evlahos said...

what a wonderful view. excellent atmospheric capture

Tara said...

you don't know me but I had to comment. Your photographs are beautiful! The "next blog" button has lead me to some fantastic sites. This is one I will bookmark.
Looking forward to seeing more of your view of the world.

Blognote said...

Thank you for visiting and for your comments, Evlahos, which I very much appreciate!!

Thank you too for your kind words, Tara!!

Virginia said...

We've missed you and your lovely photographs. Welcome back. This is one moody photograph. I think I might see Count Dracula peering over the wall!

D.C. Confidential said...

Lovely! It does make one think of a quieter time and place in history, doesn't it?

Blognote said...

Hello Virginia!! Thanks for stepping by again. In reality these ruins had effectively something sinister. It was raining that moment and I am sure that the bats were hanging quitely from the tree branches...somewhere!

Thanks for visiting, d.c.confidential!!
A really interesting historical site. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit it but I must say that Virginia is right: it had a special atmosphere to it, which was not at all relaxing, the reason why I wanted to picture it.

vero said...

Veramente una splendida foto...

angela said...

There's definitely something sinister about this castle, very moody and magnificent.
I've just spotted your photo on Monoblog.

Snapper said...

Welcome back Blognote. And what a fine return it is withthis beautiful image. Wish I could've gone to the Bicycle Fair. I am working on a public bikes project here on Gabriola...

JM said...

That is a beautiful b&w!!!
I've seen your portrait and I find it a very good work from your friend Monoblog!

Blognote said...

Grazie mille Vero!!

Thanks for visiting again, Angela!!

The next International Bicycle Fair will be in Las Vegas, Snapper!! When you are ready with your project, you should try and contact some of the bicycle manufacturers there...!

Thanks, JM!!

Snapper said...

We are using donated bikes. I'll be posting a photo on my blog soon. The bikes will be very very green!

Tash said...

Switzerland is at the peak of photogenic countries - but the view you captured is not often seen - just splendid. (Thanks for you comment on the birds on the wire - I remember your "notes" - I'm learning from the best)
Forgive me if I'm repeating myself, but my husband & I lived in CH for 1 1/2 years in late '80s - we really took the advantage & visited many places. A very, very pretty place was Konstance on Bodensee (Lake Constance) & I imagine Friedrichschaffen is lovely too. Look forward to seeing many more of your photos of the trip.

Blognote said...

See you again, Snapper!!

Thanks for your kind comments, Tash!! Yes, Friedrichshafen is on the other side of the Lake, facing Constanz and Romanshorn.
The area is famous for its appletrees. Beautiful hilly countryside with small villages.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

There's a definite feeling of Dracula in that photo - wonderfully atmospheric.

Ann said...

Love this photo. It has a fairytale quality to it. Very atmospheric. Look forward to seeing more.

Carrie Hayes said...

This is such a breathtaking photo!! I love the feel of it.. so mysterious

Kris said...

A very romantic image!

ken mac said...

welcome ct dracula. gorgeous as always...

Blognote said...

Thank you for your comments, Suzanne,Ann, Kris, Carry and Kenn!!

Blacksun said...

Amazin picture. Looks like a shot in the past. You can imagine the people who used to live there.

And the mist makes it all so mysterious!

Julie said...

When I enlarged the image, Diederick, I was quite taken with the variety of lines that you had managed to capture. Most striking was the balaustrade for the motor-way. Such a lovely subject for a B&W image.

Blognote said...

Thanks, Julie!!

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful view! Perfect mysterious mood in black and white, the mist, cliffs and all.

Hilda said...

Ohhh, this is such a dreamy, magical image! Thank you.

Blognote said...

Thanks, Duty Lens!!

Thank you too, Hilda!!