Yesterday's mail included a notice of a package at the post office for me, so I stopped there this morning: it was from Heinz Binder (pronounced BIN der) and contained TWO videos that he recorded on trips thru "our" area of Bohemia/Czech Republic and another trip to Tyrol, Austria to visit Binder relatives.
(BTW, Heinz is into ham radio, too...see? I think OE3 BHB is his "handle").
The second video was over two hours long, and absolutely amazing. In October of 1998, Heinz and Melitta toured the mountainous Tyrol area of Austria, where, besides family, they saw a pasture full of Lipizzaner horses, visited stunning mountain scenery just outside Binder homes (Heinz was out of breath a few times from thin air...lol), took close-ups of local churches and cemeteries, and ended with curious whirlly-gig windmills that click-clacked as they turned--COOL! (Ah-ha! Heinz e-mailed to say the sound of the windmills is intended to scare birds away from fruit trees and grapes. I wonder if it works?)
I tried to capture stills from the videos, but they didn't translate to jpegs. I'll try a different way, tho, cuz I'd love to share them with you.
Heinz was mostly the cameraman, and his wife Melitta was tolerant...lol