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Jeff Brown
(northshorehc) - F

Locale: New England
Found This Photo on the Web. Where it was Taken? on 02/24/2011 16:25:03 MST Print View

I think this is an awesome picture, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where it was taken.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.

p.s. Just wanted to add the link. It's pretty Hi-Res.

http://www.wallpapershunt.com/user-content/uploads/wall/o/59/Quiet-Mountain-Lake-Widescreen-Wallpaper.jpg

mountain

Edited by northshorehc on 02/24/2011 16:38:17 MST.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
... on 02/24/2011 16:40:05 MST Print View

tetons?

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Found This Photo on the Web. Where it was Taken? on 02/24/2011 16:54:50 MST Print View

From here the photographer says:

"In the photo you see the mountains near Garmisch Partenkirchen and the Balmsee"


EDIT: found another:
another shot

Edited by TrevMan3205 on 02/24/2011 17:05:16 MST.

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
Picture on 02/24/2011 17:57:02 MST Print View

Deutschland, Berge, ├╝ber alles

Jeff Brown
(northshorehc) - F

Locale: New England
picture on 02/24/2011 18:14:15 MST Print View

The Tetons, it is :)

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: picture on 02/24/2011 18:19:08 MST Print View

huh?

Garmisch-Partenkirchen are two citys in germany.

Jeff Brown
(northshorehc) - F

Locale: New England
picture on 02/24/2011 18:28:43 MST Print View

Hi Trevor. Thanks.

I was kind of being a wise guy. I was hoping someone could have told me the country, but when I got your reply I had to do a little research. And then the next reply was in German. Oh, well.

I appreciate your help, though. I understand now it is in Southern Germany. I found a picture from another angle. Also, below this photo is a map with an arrow that depicts is approx location.

alt viewmap

Edited by northshorehc on 02/24/2011 18:36:10 MST.

Trevor Shrade
(TrevMan3205) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: picture on 02/24/2011 18:32:30 MST Print View

WHOOSH

I guess that one went right over my head ;)





Edit: does anyone know what balmsee translates to in english (something-lake)?

Edited by TrevMan3205 on 02/24/2011 18:34:24 MST.

wander lust
(sol)
meaning of balm on 02/24/2011 23:24:15 MST Print View

Well, balm is not really a german word itself. I couldn't find out why the lake actually is called balmsee.

But according to the German Wikipedia, balm it is either celtic and means cave or grot or rock face, or it comes from the swiss the noble lineage of "Balm". Who used to live in middle Switzerland in the 13th and 14th century.

I hope that helps.