Sunday, April 22, 2007

Hiking/Biking near Bolzano/Bozen

This was tough: the path almost gone, I had to clear shrubs and thorns.
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I wonder why I hadn't considered to take the lift.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bolzano - Easter with Glycine

Glycine at the entrance of a very old building on the slope towards Rafenstein.
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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Gescheibter Turm/torre tonda

Among the old buildings of Bolzano this tower is still in perfect shape. There is no sure date when it was erected, but some scholar points at the period around 1280 CE assuming it was erected by count Meinhard II. In the picture below you see a very old rural house and there is no way to trace its origins. It's very near to the tower and maybe it's as old as the tower (or even older).
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Update 2007 April 26: this is a picture from yesterday, with better lighting than the other ones; the tower is more than 23 m high, the outer diameter is almost 9 m, the wall is 2.30 m thick.