Bruno’s travelogue

Salt Laguna in Atacama

Salt Laguna in Atacama

The Atacama Desert in Chile has a spectacular mix of colors... There are also a few Lagunas, very unusual lakes. This one for example, is filled with salt. The margins are white, with just a thinlayer of water over the salt...

Meditating at a Laguna in Atacama

Meditating at a Laguna in Atacama

The minimalist and colourful landscapes of the Atacama desert in Chile drifted me to a revigorating meditative state of mind...

Edelweißspitze, Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Austria

Edelweißspitze, Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, Austria

The high alpine road of the Großglockner takes us straight through and along the highest peaks (ranging from 3000 to 3798 meters high) of the eastern alpes.

We crossed its 31km from south to north with really bad weather: fog, dark clouds, rain, cold and even snow in the end of May! We couldn't see anything. The next day, though, the sky was great. So we changed plans and returned just to watch wonderful landscapes like this one, in Edelweißspitze, highest point of the road.

Amazing weekend destination, easily reachable from Salzburg or Innsbrück in Austria.

Pasterzengletscher

Pasterzengletscher

Pasterzengletscher in the Austrian National Park Hohe Tauern is retreating 15 meters in length and 3 meters in depth every year! In approximately 35 years, it will have completely disappeared.

Carnaval de Oruro

Carnaval de Oruro

The Carnival of Oruro is the main cultural festival in Bolivia. For a few days, the city is crowded with people coming from all parts of Bolivia and a few foreigners as well.

The tradition comes from pre-spanish-colonization times and the andean culture evidently plays a major role. However, many of its elements were "christianized" by the spanish people.

This foto represents this curious and diverse mix - perhaps domination? - of cultures. The christian cross oversees the carnival parade in the streets of Oruro.

Cataratas do Iguaçu

Cataratas do Iguaçu

One of largest and most spectacular waterfall systems in the world is in the Argentine-Brasilian binational park "Cataratas do Iguaçu | Cataratas del Iguazu | Iguazu Falls". There are 275 waterfalls up to 82 meters in height!

The Brasilian side offers more panoramic views, in general, while the Argentine side allows us to come closer, very close, to many of the waterfalls.

This photo was taken in the Argentine side.

Glaciers

Photo Essay written 16 May 2008

Fascinating places to contemplate or actively explore... unfortunately retreating due to global warming...

Jotunheimen, Norway

Jotunheimen, Norway

Jotunheimen, Norway

Briksdalbre

Briksdalbre

Briksdalbre

Jotunheimen, Norway

Jotunheimen, Norway

Jotunheimen, Norway

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo

Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo has been a member since 8 February 2008 and goes by Dopelganger.

Currently in Vienna.

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