Tag Archives: Tirol

Back to School!

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This is the week when summer ends, just a little bit too soon, regardless of calendar and weather — local schools are back in session.  I have stacks of summer alpine images waiting to be shared and will try my best to work in a few more seasonal posts before it is undeniably autumn.

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100 Years: Fieberbrunn Ski Racing Club

fieberbrunn austria tyrol tirol ski team vintage postcard 1914This real photo postcard found in Innsbruck is from 1914, making it one of the older images in my collection.  To the best of my understanding, this is a ski racing club from Fierberbrunn in the Tyrol region of Austria.

The armbands are curious to me and I am wondering if they are athletic in nature or have something to do with the onset of World War I?  Does anyone have any knowledge or thoughts?

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Travel: Kitzbühel for the Hahnenkamm

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Well, this isn’t what I had planned.  But due to lack of snow in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the women’s World Cup races there have been cancelled.  So with less than a week before race events commence, I find myself scrambling to track down lodging in a booked-solid Kitzbühel, Austria for what is undoubtedly the most celebrated race stop on the World Cup circuit – the Hahnenkamm!

I will miss seeing the women race but this is an exciting turn of events and am looking forward to watching the range of disciplines (super-g, slalom and of course, downhill), intense race course and fervent crowds.  Perhaps sharing these vintage hotel labels will help channel a vacant room my way!  If you have any recommendations or tips for this resort town, please do share. . .

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Tracht: Original Alpine Style

tracht family farm alps germany austriaFamily portrait found in an antique picture frame.

tracht family austria tirol stubaital vintageVintage postcard featuring a family from the Stubaital region of Tirol, Austria.

tracht women alps mountains funicular germany austriaThe funicular in the background could be a good clue to location.

vintage photo bad ausee austria couple weddingIs this a wedding photo?  Or just a portrait of an affluent couple?  From Bad Aussee in the Styria region of Austria.

Traditional costume characteristic of mountainous Bavaria and Tyrol often serves as the iconic foundation for contemporary alpine-specific style and is responsible for endless beloved motifs.  Tracht signifies region (such as Berchtesgaden), community (most often rural), economic standing and occasion (holiday, mourning).  I remain in awe of the artistic nature and exquisite handicraft involved in this garb.

Most of these images are found vintage photos – I would love to know country and region of origin.  If anyone has knowledge of this topic – please share with a comment.

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Happy Easter: St. Anton Ski Bunnies

bunnies_stantonxskibunnies_schneiderVintage Poster via Christie’s:  Berta Czega, c.1930

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Zugspitze 2,962 m: Top of Germany

020410©anapolitano2012The Zugspitze is the highest peak in Germany and accessed from Garmisch-Partenkirchen by train and cable car.

020416©anapolitano2012x020417©anapolitano2012x020411©anapolitano2012x020412©anapolitano2012The mountain straddles Germany and Austria.  Bavaria on one side. . .

020413©anapolitano2012. . . Tirol on the other.

020414©anapolitano2012Descent via tram to Eibsee.

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