Mürren is a Swiss mountain village at the foot of the Schilthorn peak, which is accessible by cable car. Featured in a James Bond film, the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant contains the Bond World 007 exhibit and has views of Mont Blanc. Near Mürren is the Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its subterranean, glacial Trümmelbach Falls. Themed trails on the Allmendhubel peak include the Flower Panorama and North Face paths.
Tag Archives: Winter 2021
Literary Magazines: The Paris Review – Winter 2021
Winter Views: ‘Lake Baikal – Siberia, Russia’ (2K Video)
Winter Baikal – is an amazing place for aerial shooting. Endless ice fields, rough rocks and beautiful sunrises and sunsets make every moment great.
Lake Baikal is an ancient, massive lake in the mountainous Russian region of Siberia, north of the Mongolian border. Considered the deepest lake in the world, it’s circled by a network of hiking paths called the Great Baikal Trail. The village of Listvyanka, on its western shoreline, is a popular starting point for summertime wildlife-spotting tours, plus wintertime ice-skating and dog sledding.
Winter Views: ‘Skellefteå – Northeast Sweden’ (Video)
Skellefteå is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32,775 inhabitants in 2010. The municipality had approximately 72,000 inhabitants at the end of 2013.
Travel Guides: ‘Takayama – Central Japan’ (HD Video)
Takayama is located at the base of the Northern Japan Alps and was initially built up by the Kanamori clan, which ruled over the region beginning in 1586. Central Takayama today retains much of the elegant architecture and flavors of the past, causing many to call it a “Little Kyoto.” In addition to the outstanding historical district here, visitors will find an ample amount of temples and shrines, shops, restaurants, cultural experiences, and year-round outdoor activities making it an excellent stop to any travel itinerary!
Analysis: How The Power Grid Failed In Texas (Video)
Texas had a rough winter in 2021. In mid-February, with temperatures dropping to the single digits, demand for electricity hit a record high throughout Texas. Supply ran short, causing the state’s electric grid operator to implement rolling power outages.
At the height of the crisis, more than 4.5 million customers lost power. The freak winter storm caused neighboring states such as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas to also impose rolling blackouts. Texas residents shivered in the cold, as outages lasted for days at a time. They lost access to water. Some resorted to turning on their cars in their garages to keep warm then died due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The historic breakdown was a wake-up call — if the power grid in Texas was so fragile, what about the rest of the United States? The U.S. has faced a 67% increase in weather-related power outages since 2000, according to data from Climate Central. Part of the problem is an aging infrastructure. Most of today’s power grid was built in the 1950s and ’60s, with the hopes that it would last for 50 years.
Winter Walks: ‘Meiringen – Switzerland’ (4K Video)
Meiringen is first mentioned in 1234 as Magiringin. Due to its strategic location at the foot of several alpine passes, the area around Meiringen was settled at least in the Early Middle Ages. The first village church was built in the 9th or 10th century. When it was destroyed in a flood the new church of St. Michael (first mentioned in 1234) was built about 5 m (16 ft) above the old church. The current church of St. Michael dates from the 15th century and was renovated in 1683–84. The Restiturm castle was constructed in the 13th century, whilst the Wyghus fortress in the Brünig Pass was first mentioned in 1333, though it was destroyed later.
Views: ‘Winter In Iceland’
Sunday Morning” spends the last days of winter in Iceland. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.
Alpine Views: ‘Skiing The Backside In Norway’
Joy of the Mountains, Off Piste Skiing Alone in Norway, Backside of Hilleknuten & Grubba, Gopro vlog, Sirdal 4k, Gopro Hero 9, Superwide mode, POV Been spending a lot if time in the snowy mountains of Norway this winter, skiing, hiking and backpacking, so I made this little video of the downhill skiing down the backsides of a couple of my favorite mountains in south western Norway in beautiful March weather.
Aerial Views: ‘Winter In The Netherlands’ (Video)
Filmed and Edited by: Tim Roosjen
The Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, is known for a flat landscape of canals, tulip fields, windmills and cycling routes. Amsterdam, the capital, is home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid during WWII. Canalside mansions and a trove of works from artists including Rembrandt and Vermeer remain from the city’s 17th-century “Golden Age.”