Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fall colours

Fall colours in Bolzano near the Talfer torrent - but this was some week ago, now all colours are gone.
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bolzano - rain at last

Seen from my kitchen window: yesterday, late afternoon, last sunrays (above); today, a rainy day (below).
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Monte Altissimo - autumn colours

Autumn colours on the slopes of Monte Altissimo (near San Giacomo)
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Friday, November 09, 2007

Monte Altissimo (2079 m)

Looking down from Monte Altissimo on Garda Lake and the city of Riva del Garda.
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Remnants of trenches of the Great War (1914-1918); in the background on the left Valle di Gresta.

Peace flag on Monte Altissimo.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

St. Gallen - Abbey Library

Maps and atlases from 8th to 18th century - exhibition in the Abbey Library of St. Gallen.

Sed ideo aequinoctialis circulus inhabitabilis est quia sol per medium caelum currens nimium his locis facit fervorem. Codex 240, Chelles-sur-Marne monastery, about 800 CE.

Si quis diligit me sermonem meum servabit. Et pater meus diligit eum et ad eum veniemus et mansionem apud eum faciemus. Codex 367, St. Gallen monastery, about 840 CE.

Paradisus est locus in orientis partibus constitutus cuius vocabulum ex greco in latinum vertitur ortus. Porro hebraice Eden dicitur quod in nostra lingua delicie interpretatur quod utrumque iunctum facit ortum deliciarum, est enim omni genere ligni et pomiferarum arborum consitus habens etiam lignum vite. Incunabulum 800, Augsburg 1472 November 19.

Would you like to learn reading old manuscripts? Have an on-line training in Adfontes (registration is free). There are other interesting Adfontes sites, like here and here , or have a look at Wikipedia (St. Gallen, and abbey of St. Gall); see also Codices Electronici Sangallenses (CESG) – Virtual Library.