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Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP,Italy II-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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It would be a mistake to reduce the Pollino National Park down to the Pinus leucodermis. Of course, it is the recognisable symbol but the park has much more to offer. In the evening we love standing on the Piano di ...

Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP, Italy I-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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We drove the first thousand kilometres in our small, black bolt of lightning, a Fiat Cinquecento, across roads, bumpy country tracks and gravel paths – despite struggling with one or two steep mountain slopes. We set off from the Sibillini Mountains ...

Claudia Müller - Pollino National Park, Italy III

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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One of the most important aspects of our mission in Italy’s biggest National Park is to create a portrait of the century old pine trees of the Monte Pollino and Serra Dolcedorme. Every tree has a unique shape created by ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller - Sibillini NP, Italy

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The sky is blue. Crickets are chirping loudly trying to outdo each other. The meadows are colourful. We are sitting on the terrace of the Refugio Perugia, our base camp for the coming days in the mountains of the Sibillini National ...

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy II

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Before dawn we set off for an expedition at higher altitudes, as I hope to take pictures of the Pinus leucodermis, the symbol of the National Park, in these more accessible locations above 1500 metres. The first daylight coming from ...

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy I

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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30th April 2009, airport in Berlin, 25°C, blue, cloudless sky – two hours later we arrive in Naples, 20°C and cloud formations of clouds of the dramatic type hanging in the sky; four hours later, after heavy showers on the ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller – Pollino NP, Italy III

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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The alarm clock signalled the end of our last night – a short one. A first glance at the overcast sky made us hope for good conditions on our last day in Pollino. A strong coffee brought back the life ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller – Pollino NP, Italy II

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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After a bland sunrise our second day was cloudy so we finally had the chance to take images in the beech forests. They are really impressive as they look completely different from the beech forests in the northern parts of ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller – Pollino NP, Italy I

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Fall is one of the most exciting and beautiful seasons for landscape photographers, so we decided to go on a short discovery trip to Pollino National park in the south of Italy for a first look. We took the very ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Műller – Italian Orchids 04

Saturday, June 7th, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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05.05.2008 As always, you come across the best things in life where you wouldn’t expect them to be. It is the same with orchids. The most beautiful specimens grow on overgrown landfills or in roadside ditches. The 69 species of the ...