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At the Toplitzsee...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 8 August 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

...east of Bad Aussee, there is a series of three interconnected lakes, the Grundlsee, the Toplitzsee, and the tiny Kammersee. When we got to the Kammersee, Reinhard surprised us by yodeling. As his voice reverberated between the mountains, it was a glorious sound ... an audible prayer. Needless to say, in that private and sacred-feeling place, we were both brought to tears. On our way back, we stopped and ate at the Fischerhutte am Toplitzsee. ... Thank you, Reinhard, for taking this photo of us.

Top center (burned by light) are the Dolomites, which are most often seen photographed from their Italian side, as in this photo here.

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is super, what a lovely experience that must have been. A very nice series

8 Aug 2013 5:36am

@Christine: Thank you, Christine. I am thrilled to be able to share these old, but very meaningful images.

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Breath-taking scenery. It must have been a super holiday.

8 Aug 2013 6:55am

@Lai Chan See: Thank you, Chan see ... it was a trip of a lifetime!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nice work of disguising the burn out, this looks great as a canvass :-)

8 Aug 2013 7:13am

@Curly: Thanks, Curly ... I appreciate your comment.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Like a painting of you bot in an extraordinary landscape !!

8 Aug 2013 8:50am

@Mhelene: Thank you, Mhelene!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful shot Judy! A wonderful memory from the past! Bravo! ;-)

8 Aug 2013 1:45pm

@Eric Cousineau: Oh, such wonderful memories that we will carry forever!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome landscape in the background; and nice to see you two back then - as if thru a time machine's lens. You look very much like your daughter here (Bridget's lovely mom).

8 Aug 2013 1:51pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you so much, Glenn ... I love the connection you made between Susan and myself. ♥

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Wow.what a glorious backdrop and you are a beautiful pair.Agree with Uncle Glenn can see semblance of Susan in you!;)♥♥♥

8 Aug 2013 1:56pm

@tyan: Thanks so much ... I think Susan takes more after her father's side, but I'll take some of the 'blame' ... or credit. <grin>

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It looks like a canvas! I like the treatment you chose to apply here....though...looking at the two of you I have a touch of nostalgia...for Time has passed so quickly....Love your smile! Mike chose to be very serious (?)

8 Aug 2013 2:12pm

@Japanalia: The textured treatment added some depth to an otherwise inferior image. Yes, time has passed very quickly.

Don from Spokane, United States

The scene is gorgeous and makes a wonderful place for a picture. I'd like to hear the yodeling.

8 Aug 2013 2:18pm

@Don: Thanks, Don ... and how I wish I could share his yodeling!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Great picture Judy

8 Aug 2013 4:44pm

@Jen: Thank you, Jen.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an incredible backdrop behind this couple's dashing smiles!!

8 Aug 2013 6:06pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven, from my husband and myself. ;D

Maria from California, United States

I have not been here yet, although I probably passed by in close vicinity in my numerous trips to the Alps, but I consider adding this lake to my "must see" list! :)
Can you imagine how it could be if you will return these days to that area with a digital camera?

8 Aug 2013 7:37pm

@Maria: You would love this area, Marie. Can you believe this was taken with a Sony Mavica, which saved images to a CD ... and maybe a 1mb pixel rating. You have a better probability of going. Go, and take some photos for me. <grin>

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It looks like a canvas! Gorgeous backdrop for your portraits.

8 Aug 2013 7:47pm

@Ruthiebear: That is a canvas texture added to the old photo, Ruthie. ;D

Abena from Illinois, United States

I can only imagine how the yodeling sounded with that setting and open space, it definitely sounds brilliant. The backdrop is absolutely impressive Judy! And it's a great portrait of the two of you, you look beautiful with your glasses off :D Superb!

8 Aug 2013 8:54pm

@Abena: The area is so very beautiful, and the yodeling astounding!
Ha, ha ... "with your glasses off" ... back then I was a bit vain and didn't wear them all the time. <grina>

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What a lovely location, and nice portrait of you both. Did you try a yodel too? ;-) Mike and I tired it once, and we still laugh about it! ;-)))

8 Aug 2013 9:01pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara ... now, we didn't try yodeling, especially with such a pro before us. ;D

Carol from Leamington, Canada

You have so many wonderful memories Judy... you both look wonderful! As a child my uncle would play records of singers that yodeled such as Slim Whitman . I've tried yodeling... just for the fun of it... it's not easy, for sure. :)) I love the photo and the narration.

9 Aug 2013 1:25am

@Carol: Yes, Carol, "so many wonderful memories" ... and it brings me so much enjoyment to share some of them. Yodeling is really quite an art and takes great control; glad you had a change to try it. ;D

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a perfect holiday photo that no doubt will stir memories for years to come! wonderful work!

9 Aug 2013 1:32am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant le calque

9 Aug 2013 7:18am

franz from Baden, Austria

a wonderful portrait of wonderful people in a wonderful location. i suppose reinhard also told you about the "secrets of the lake" (nazi gold treasures are said to be hidden at the bottom of the lake, but so far none have been found, despite repeated diving expeditions ...)

20 Aug 2013 11:16am

@franz: Reinhard told us so many wonderful tales but to be truthful, I don't remember them all. I do seem to recall something about the secrets of this lake. ;D