Clouds over the Mesa Verde Landscape – in Black and White

Wolken über der Mesa Verde Landschaft – in Schwarzweiß

[to enlarge the panorama, click on the pciture]

Lensball Pictures at the Kelly Place

Glaskugelbilder am Kelly Place

The terrain, area and views from our accommodation, „The Kelly Place“ near Cortez, Colorado, were simply stunning, and also quite suitable for lensball photography. Here is a selection of them, taken directly in front of our holiday cabin:

Das Gelände, die Gegend und die Aussicht an/von unserer Unterkunft, „The Kelly Place“ in der Nähe von Cortez in Colorado waren einfach umwerfend, und auch passend für Aufnahmen mit der Glaskugel. Hier eine Auswahl davon, direkt vor unserem Ferienhäuschen aufgenommen:

Friday Filler, aka Friday Flashback: Winter 2000/1 in Denver

As in the year before, I flew again into the USA in the winter of 2000/2001 and spent my winter holidays together with Mary at her cousin’s in Denver.

Freitagsfüller, oder auch Freitagsrückblick: Winter 2000/1 in Denver

Wie im Winter zuvor, so bin ich auch im Winter 2000/2001 in die USA geflogen und habe meine Weihnachtsferien mit Mary bei ihrer Cousine in Denver verbracht.

„Rocky Mountain High“ – as the Unforgettable John Denver Sang
John Denver, „Rocky Mountain High“

It looks like a right-click is needed to start the audio file.

Es sieht so aus, als ob ein Rechtsklick nötig ist, um die Audio-Datei zu starten.

The Little Engine That Could

Doesn’t it really look quite like it?

Manitou & Pikes Peak Steam Locomotive No. 1

From the railroad museum’s website: „M&PP No. 1 is a unique locomotive specially designed to climb steep mountain slopes with grades up to 25 percent. The underside is equipped with a toothed cog wheel. As the wheel turns, it connects to a stationary rack rail in the track, thus helping to pull a train up the mountain or provide braking on the way down.“

For more information, download a PDF-file here.

Locomotive #683 and Carriages

vintage railway
Locomotive #683 and Carriages

This is Locomotive #683 – with two vintage railroad cars – of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden/CO. It was built in 1890 and in use for various railroad companies until 1956. It is the only surviving standard gauge locomotive of the D&RG.