Posted on July 24, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
‘Not all who wander are lost’
Brignoles, a sleepy town in the heart of the Provence, came to life Thursday night with a dance party at the Cafe de L’Univers, recently taken over by two young women who traveled the world, then returned home determined to liven up their town.
Always, always take the window seat!
The setting sun winks through the giant leaves of a plane tree in a peaceful town square in the Provence.
Sunset over the rooftops of Brignoles, France.
Old and new, juxtaposed in Linz, Austria.
Moon over the Danube in Linz, Austria.
FRISCO —This summer’s trip has been a little different so far. I’m missing my travel companions, Leigh and Dylan, with whom I’ve shared some amazing adventures all over the world the past few years. For the first time in a while, I left Colorado by myself to join part of my family in Linz, Austria, where my mom grew up. A big part of this trip was to be there to accompany mom’s sister, my aunt Erika, safely back from Austria to her home in France. She and her husband Pierre were inveterate travelers, but both are in their 90s now, so it’s not always easy for them to get around. But we made it safely, even during a pretty extreme mid-summer heatwave and are now enjoying a cool glass of rosé from a family vineyard on the patio of their 200-year old house. I’m brushing up on my French and enjoying just being with two people who have seen so much in their lives, and who radiate contentment and calm.
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Posted on April 2, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Colorful countryside …
Classic Austrian countryside near Kalkalpen National Park.
A classic stone arch in Dürnstein, Austria.
Paragliding the Austrian Alps.
Flower power at the market.
Riverside in Linz.
FRISCO —Not sure exactly what spurred me to re-post a few of my favorite shots from what I consider to be at least my spiritual homeland. Both my parents hail from towns along the banks of the Danube, albeit from different countries, and every now then, I realize that, for all the decades I’ve lived in the West, there’s a big part of me that’s still connected to this wonderful slice of Central Europe. For daily photography updates, follow our Instagram feed
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Posted on September 20, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Alpine country warming faster than global average
A map showing the changing climate suitability for different varieties of grapes suggests how the country’s climate is going to warm in coming decades.
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Austria is one of Europe’s climate change hotspots, scientists said last week as they released a comprehensive climate assessment showing that temperatures in the alpine country are climbing much faster than the global average.
“Already by now, Austria has warmed by 2 degrees Celsius in contrast to the rest of the world, with 0.85 degrees Celsius,” said project leader Nebojsa Nakicenovic, deputy director of the Vienna-based International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
Not surprisingly, the warming has also lead to a big jump in the average temperatures of Austria’s lakes and rivers, which since the 1980s, warmed by 1.5 degrees in summer and 0.7 degrees Celsius in winter, according to the assessment. Continue reading
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Posted on February 11, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
A blazing sunset of the coast of Negril, Jamaica.
FRISCO — After posting several sets featuring the incredibly beautiful snows we’ve been experiencing here in Colorado, I decided it was time for a warmup, so I searched the Summit Voice photo archives for some summer scenes. It’s just a reminder that winter won’t last forever, so enjoy it while it’s here! Continue reading
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Come for a stroll …
An inviting alleyway in the old town of Corfu, designated as a world heritage district.
FRISCO — While yesterday’s photo essay offered a bird’s eye view of city rooftops, today’s edition is at ground level, taking a look at some alleys around the world. By definition, an alley, or alleyway, is a narrow lane, path, or passage way, often for pedestrians only, which usually runs between or behind buildings, often in the older parts of towns and cities. For a traveler or explorer, that’s a pretty prosaic point of view. We prefer to see alleys as a pathway to adventures in unknown destinations. After all, what could be more inviting than a narrow, winding cobblestone path, beckoning to the unknown. Continue reading
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Posted on August 20, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Year-to-date readings also rank as 6th-warmest
A NASA global temperature map for July shows the widespread pattern of above-average land and sea surface temperatures.
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — The global temperature for July 2013 was 1.10 degrees (all temperatures in Fahrenheit) above the 20th century average, making it the sixth-warmest July on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
Nearly every part of Earth reported temperatures well above average with the exception of a few pockets, notably the southeastern and central U.S. and parts of India.
The year to date (January-July) is also ranked as the sixth-warmest on record, with the global land surface temperatures running 1.73 degrees above the 20th century average. Continue reading
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Posted on June 28, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Hiking in the Eagles Nest Wilderness, Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO — It’s summer time, so what are you waiting for? Turn off your computer, get outside and take a hike, wherever you are! Here are some of our favorite hiking trails both far and near, compiled for the #FriFotos Twitter chat.
Two hikers etched against a brilliant high latitude sky on Deception Island.
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