Eric knew exactly that in winter we would find gigantic icefalls here, flowing over the high rock faces down to the valley floor!
And particularly, the magnificent Heavens Gate with its beautiful ice sculptures, which you know from my photos!
OUR WAY BACK!
Now it's high time to descend into the valley, because the coming night will be bitterly cold!
Because the way back through the deep snow in the forests of the valley will be energy-sapping and take a long time!
But that's the price we gladly pay for the wonderful day we had at Winter Wonderland!
«What a terrible era in which idiots govern the blind!»
(JULIUS CAESAR in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar).
«One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party.»
«The majority never has right on its side. Never, I say!
That is one of these social lies against which an independent, intelligent men must wage war.
Who is it that constitute the majority of the population in a country?
Is it the clever folk, or the stupid?
I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.»
«The state, I call it, where all are poison-drinkers, the good and the bad:
the state, where all lose themselves, the good and the bad:
the state, where the slow suicide of all—is called "life."»
GET WELL SOON!
THE GENIUS, BORN IN THE FRESH AIR OF THE SWISS ALPS!
Not far from here, in 1493 or 1494, a boy was born who received the name Theophrastus at his baptism!
This Theophrastus became a genius pioneer of modern medicine, chemistry and pharmacology!
And is till today worldwide known as PARACELSUS!
«All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by GOD in nature, the Challenge of science is to find it.»
I present you this unique beauty, that only can be found in nature!
Here in the winter wonderland of the Swiss Alps!
ICE HOCKEY PLAYER PARADISE!
But it's also a PARADISE for each true SPORT and LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER!
The surrounding LANDSCAPE is bathed in the marvelous light of the winter sun!
And on this frozen LAKE, an almost boundless ice rink, an ICE HOCKEY PLAYER glides elegant over the ice!
LET THE ICE HOCKEY GAME AND THE PHOTO SHOOTING BEGIN!
VIDEO: FUN ON ICE!
With Swiss champion NATHALIE BIEDERMANN.
And former Elite Ice Hockey Player ERIC MAURER.
Because both of us are superb skaters, each us was able to follow the other one with the running video camera!
I.e. The camera operator skated behind the colleague who whizzed over the ice!
That all on a large open air ice rink during public skating hours!
©Video by ERIC MAURER of Skatetrix Sport Company