House in the Mountains (by Swissmay)

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (13)

Margrit Berger on January 30, 2009

In the Mountains it's hard to find a flat piece of land. Supporting walls have to be built and deep foundations, because the ground is frozen in winter. One of the reasons why houses have a cellar.


Erik Eshuis on February 9, 2009

Erik Eshuis zei:

I recognize the spot, May! This is I think the road the bus to Val SInestra takes, when driving to the hotel. There are a few very narrow passages in Sent and especially the road to the hotel can be a bit of a tour de force when there's snow and the road is slippery.

Greetings, Erik

Margrit Berger on February 9, 2009

Dear Eric, I think I misplaced the photo. I just didn't remember where exactly I took the picture. I had another look at the whole series and think, to judge about the time it's somewhere between Sent and Vnà.

Eric, please excuse me, I said I would continue with the Engadin photos. I will do so, but first I wanted to upload just a few photos of my travels from 2007 and earlier in 2008. There are only very few from the UK and Ireland which I will upload first.

Warm regards, May

Erik Eshuis on February 9, 2009

Dear May, then I must be also wrong. It's a bit puzzling where this spot can be. A little deduction maybe can help us to find out?

This picture was taken about 25 minutes after the one with the tree. In about 25 minutes you could have walked 2 or 3 kilometers. If you went by car it would be different of course. At 16:24pm the sun is South-West, so presumably you are looking North-East, because the mountains in the distance are sunlit. We see a slope to the left and a house partly surrounded by trees Do you know if you went the direction of Ramosch and passed the river Brancla? That would mean that you were nearer to Vna, on the right mountain bank of the river. Maybe you remember? You didn't walk the direction of Sent?

Warm wishes, Erik

Margrit Berger on February 9, 2009

Erik, thank you for taking the time! I have been trying to find out for half an hour too and didn't come to an end. It's a detective's job. :) I left my car outside of Sent and walked into the Val Sinestra, then came back, took my car and drove into the direction of Ramosch and Vnà, where the car got a nuisance, because I couldn't leave it anywhere, so I turned back again direction Scuol.

We will have to postbone finding out, till I upload the other photos of the region around Sent. If there wasn't all that snow, I'd go and have a look now. ;)

Warm regards, May

Erik Eshuis on February 10, 2009

May, I've done some extensive searching with Google Earth, but can't find the location. The only option seems to be the house that lies at the end of the path you walked from Sent along the tree, approx 2km to the East, but I'm not convinced of that. Indeed we have to hire a detective I think! :-) I'll let it be for now and wait for you to come back later.

All the best, Erik

Margrit Berger on February 10, 2009

Erik, sorry about it! I think you haven't seen my last photo 'House in the Engadin' and the text below.

By now we both know every single tree and house on GE between Sent and Vnà! Some day we will find out; the latest, when one of us is in the Engadin again.

A good reason to go and bring back some more photos of the region. :-)

Thanks a lot for taking all that trouble.

Warm regards, May

Erik Eshuis on February 11, 2009

May, don't bother! It was just fun;-) I've seen your last picture. Maybe some day you will remember what you exactly did the 4 minutes that passed between the picture you took in Crusch and 'House in the Mountains'. Drove further on the road to Ramosch, stop the car and took the picture? Or just walked a bit downhill to the Inn and also take this picture in Crusch? I now think that the mountains in the distance are actually on the otrher side of the river Inn, towards the South-East. So, then you're looking in the same direction as the river, Eastward or North-Eastward.

The funny thing is, and than I'll stop bothering you: our conversation all started with a little article in the newspaper, stating that the 'Chasa Mengelberg' in Zuort (the house of the famous former conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra) will be sold to the public. That article caught my attention, I started looking in Google Maps if there were pictures of the house and than I discovered your 'Tree' picture...!

Warm wishes for you, Erik

Margrit Berger on February 14, 2009

Dear Erik, thanks a lot! Maybe some day someone will recognize his house and show me where it really is! :) My special thanks to the person who put the article in the newspaper. ;)

Warmest regards, May

Pennington Geis on July 5, 2009

This is the advantage of the "suggest new location" button! Someday, someone who lives nearby or passes here frequently, will come along and tell you where it is. I have asked for such help several times in my posts and then - as much as a year later, received not only a precise location, but also some additional details about the history of the subject of the photo. It's the marvelous advantage of the wiki-ness of everthing on the internet -- many people around the world do want to work together to solve problems, large and small.

Erik Eshuis on July 6, 2009

Your words are very true, Pennington. I also experienced the same, sometimes questions about an exact location, sometimes the name of a flower a.s.o. I really appreciate such help from other people that I've never met, and almost for sure never will meet. Internet is a strange phenomenon. Sometimes I wonder who you are, all you people out there...

Cheers, Erik

Christophe Van Hulle on July 8, 2009

So you're getting phylosophical, Erik ;-). I don't mind. I agree 100%. It happens to me too: an exact location, the exact name of a mosque, some story about a church and so on. It's all very appreciated and I do it sometimes too. I think it all shows that men/women, black/white, old/young/somewhere in between no matter what religion or country, we're all people, right. And now I'm getting phylosophical :-D.

Cheers, Christophe

Margrit Berger on July 9, 2009

Dear Penny, Erik, Christophe, I can only agree with everything you say! :) It's exciting to imagine the people we know by their comments and most of all by their work. We may get quite a different image of someone, free of all prejudices and largely free of prejudices about nationality, religion, age, gender, by which we might get influenced because of the visual sight of a person.

It's this aspect what makes the value of this site for me, besides of looking up places not only by GE, but also by photographic documents of millions of people. I never really want to know what a person looks like, therefore I rarely look at photos displayed as "me". - No - I'd rather prefer to imagine a person by the values, which I feel through their work and words, than through a photo of themselves, reduced to a face - instead of leaving open space for my wide imagination, in which I think to recognize many more facettes of a person. :)

My warmest regards,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 30, 2009
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    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/10/12 16:24:22
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    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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