Mountain Passes #6

Umbrail Pass

The sixth part of Stephan Zirwes' filmic series on mountain passes portrays the Umbrail Pass between Swiss and Italy, which used to be a very important connection for tradings from Venice northbound. Shot with a drone and carefully framed, the photographic images meditate on these ancient imposing monuments:
More than a hundred years old - often the only connection between valleys and also cultures - open six months of a year and closed for six months in winter: mountain passes. In earlier times vitally important for commerce and strategic purposes, they become more and more important as tourist attractions today. Built with great human effort under hard conditions - constructions which hardly find attention although they are national monuments.

Drone Operator: Copter Brothers
Filmmaker: Stephan Zirwes

2:44 min | 2016 | 262 views


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