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Best of 2005

(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

Patrick Füglistaller

Citylounge / Stadtlounge

W.D. Fuchs

Schrotä / Hopfräbe

Lake of Lucern, Brunnen, Switzerland

June 18, 2005 - UTC 16:43 (17:43 local time)

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© 2005 Dani Fuchs, All Rights Reserved.

In the old days, the delta of the river Muota flowing into the Lake of Lucerne was called “Schröta”. The little swamp west of the estuary is now a wildlife sanctuary and is named “Hopfräben”. The inhabitants of Brunnen have so far successfully managed to keep this waterside open to the public and to allow everyone to go for a swim in the lake.

In my younger days in summer we went swimming in the lake whenever the sun was shining and we had a chance to sneak away from our homework. In the evening we lighted a fire with driftwood and sat by it until the stars sparkled in the lake. A time to chat, to smoke, and to sing. I reminisce about the memories of those days and evenings.

The morning the panorama was taken my mother died after having been seriously ill for a long time. I would like to dedicate the panorama to her, knowing that she always loved to draw and has inspired my love of photography in me.

This panorama was first specifically taken for the water event, wwp605. Its quality was not satisfactory (too many stitching errors on the water) so I decided to select another panorama for the event mentioned. Thanks to new and better tools, and with more experience, I redid the panorama which is now available here and shows the desired atmosphere.

Als Schrotä wurde früher das ursprüngliche Delta des Flusses Muota in den Vierwaldstättersee bezeichnet. Der kleine Sumpf westlich der kanalisierten Mündung ist heute ein Naturschutzgebiet und wird als Hopfräben bezeichnet. Die Bewohner von Brunnen haben sich erfolgreich dafür eingesetzt, dass dieser Uferbereich öffentlich zugänglich bleibt und das Baden weiterhin erlaubt ist.

In meiner Jugend sind wir an jedem freien, schönen Sommertag hier baden gegangen. Am Abend wurde manchmal mit dem Treibholz ein Feuer entzündet. Wir sind bis die Sterne über dem See glitzerten darum herum gesessen, haben gequatscht, geraucht und gelegentlich auch gesungen. Ich habe viele schöne Erinnerungen an diesen Ort.

Am Morgen des Tages an dem das Panorama geschossen wurde ist meine Mutter nach langer Krankheit gestorben. Ich möchte es ihr widmen. Sie hat immer gerne gezeichnet und so in mir die Freude an Bildern geweckt.

Europe / Switzerland

Lat: 46° 59' 52" N
Long: 8° 35' 23" E

Elevation: 434

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Taken with a Canon 350d, Peleng 8mm, f8 at 1/250 second. Mounted on a selfmade panohead. Stitched with PtGui 5.6 converted with Pano2QTVR.

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