mountain spirit

MOUNTAIN SPIRIT                                                                 in 23 pictures     (feb 2015)

 

ms 1 _1170754

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People do not live in high mountains. We are short time passers-by, leaving only our footsteps, taking back with us new sights and insight.

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switzerland. vaud mountainsms 2 _1170473

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 switzerland wallis. la dent blancms 3 P1100160

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mountains are spiritual places.

With pinnacles sculptured rock reaching high into heaven, mountains resemble Europe’s ages-old cathedrals both in a physical and spiritual way. The real name of Earth highest mountain, now known as Everest, is Chomalungma, supposedly meaning Mother God of All. Jews, muslims and christians share the same old Bible books, in which Mozes recieved instructions (the Ten Commandments) from God on a Sinaï mountain. The Egypt pyramids are mountain like structures for the dead farao’s, representatives of the Gods. In Iraq, ziggurat’s are mountain like towers climbed by priests to recieve Gods instructions. The best known ziggurat being the Tower of Babylon. North American indians have their sacred mountains; The Aztec’s made mountain like buildings for serving the Gods; Mohammed recieved the Koran text in a mountain cave; Mount Olympos in Greece is the homeplace of their Gods. The list endlessly continues.

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france pyrenees. vignemale northfacems 5 P1120708

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mountains are bringers of life

Mountains are life bringers, not only for the soul but also for our physical earth. High mountains consist of cold dead rock, where no life is possible. But then there is the magic trick of erosion, caused by heat and cold, wind and rain, snow and ice, slowly pulverising rock. Taken down by water the mineral rich sediments are spread over the earth, giving nurturing life to our flora, in their turn producing oxygen, food, working materials and places to live. Mount Kailash in Tibet is the throne of the Hindu God Shiva, creator of the universe. From its top the Indus river and the Brahmaputra river (son of Hindu God Brahma) flow down through Pakistan and India giving life to vast agricultured aereas.

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switzerland. pfynwaldms 6 _1180057

 

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mountains for personal inspiration

Every year I go into the mountains. Alone, for weeks and longer. When traveling with my feet, I travel with my mind. It just happens. Far away trivialities vanish; the higher I go, the more I see. Questions arise, answers come. Mountains are inspirational in the way I look inside and outside. As such mountains are very much connected to how I view the world and want to make photographs.

Making photographs of my inner mind is impossible. I can only present pictures of the stunning high altitude surroundings which inspire me so much and so many years. Yet I think that looking at the pictures on this site, glimpses of my mind could be seen.

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switzerland. half moon above herence-valleyms 11 _1170765

 

spain. maladeta-massifms 13 DSCF2472

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spain pyrenees. autumn at candanchums 14 P1120797

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spain siërra del cadí. pedraforca double-peakms 15 P1020594-2

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spain. moon and venus at capdella valleyms 16 DSCF2486

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switzerland. saas-feems 19 P1180206

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spain. siërra de guarams 20 DSCF2416

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france pyrenees. lutour valleyms 21 P1120682

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spain. aiguës tortesms 24 DSCF2140

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france alps. aiguille du midims 25 P1100319

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spain pyrenees. valley d’áranms 27 DSCF1935

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switzerland. rhôneglacierms 28 _1180031

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last sunglow at swiss zinalrothornms 30 _1170712

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swiss alps. evening at zinalvalleyms 31 _1170725

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Black&White section  in 4 pictures

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switzerland. zinalglacierms 7 _1170672-2

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switzerland saas fee. dom glacierms 13 P1180355

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spain. nightfall at aiguës-tortesms 17 DSCF2110

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spain. maladeta-massifms 12 DSCF2038

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