Hol18: Carry On Up the Kehlstein

Visiting the Eagle’s Nest.

Eagles nest sign 2
The easier way to see the Eagle’s Nest

The Kehlstein, site of the Eagle’s Nest and the Nazis’ Bavarian getaway outside Berchtesgaden has always held a bit of fascination.  Is it a case of considering whether even the most evil of humanity needed the odd vacation or a natural curiosity to visit a significant historial site which happens to be in a spectacular location?  I’ll go with the latter.

Berchtesgaden Bahnhof
Berchtesgaden Bahnhof

The Kehltstein can be reached on foot (long and very hot in summer) or you can get the bus from the train station and use the path (about 40 mins climb) or you can get the lift via a dark and cold tunnel.

Eagles Nesttunnel 1
Entrance to the Eagles Nest Tunnel – built in 1938
EaglesNest tunnel 2
long dark cold tunnel of the Nazis

Once up, it’s time to enjoy the views from the top and have an enjoyable walk as well as a suitably priced coffee at the Kehlsteinhaus.

Eagles Nest view 2
Kehlsteinhaus
Eagles nest busker
high altitude busking
Eagles nest bloke taking photo on ledge
brave man
Eagles nest bloke
Man on a rock
Eagles nest cafe
The high altitude priced Kehlsteinhaus
Eagles Nest sign
Kehlsteinhaus
Kongisee Romy schneider
View of the Kehlstein from the Romy Schneider Haus, Königsee

Shot on the Vivitar V3000s (before it died) and Fomapan100

Hol18: Venezia 3 – what to shoot?

Venice is great to visit  – but every bugger will have taken every conceivable picture there is to be taken.  That’s not to say you shouldn’t take photos, try to find something different to shoot or just decide to visit somewhere and record what’s there.  I didn’t do the usual slow shutter speed shot of blurred gondolas parked on the lagoon with San Giorgio Maggiore in the background (no tripod anyway..) but with a bog standard film camera / prime lens and cheap monochrome film you’ll get something different from the thousands of smartphone grab shots and selfies.

 

Music indifference, St Marks, Venice
Indifference to music on St Mark’s

 

Venice
St Mark’s from the Lagoon

 

 

 

Venice
A bloke fishing.  In Venice.

 

Murano
Deliveries, Murano

 

 

 

Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia
Chiesa dei Santi Geremia e Lucia..  so it is

 

Venice
Icon

 

 

 

Venice
The dynamic range of cheap 35mm film
Murano
Murano canal.

All photos shot with the Ricoh KR-5 on Oriental Seagull 100, developed in Ilfosol 3..