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sunnyrosa
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Jun 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Hello. I'm from Japan.

I’d like to figure out the location in this picture.

It looks like the handwriting on the bottom right corner tells the name of the place.

Do these blurry letters match a name you are familiar with?

This picture was painted by a Japanese woman (I cannot ask her because she is not alive now).

The handwriting says it was 1996, and I heard she climbed a mountain of 3,500m (about 11,483 feet) the same year.

So it might be the case that the mountain in the picture is the exact mountain of 3,500m.

I'm sorry for the quality of the image.

This is the only photo I can get, and the quality is as high as what I got.

The source of the image (a Japanese site): ftomo.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2017/07 /post-81bb.html

Thank you.

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Slowpoke
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Jun 23, 2018 - 11:55 PM

<<"This picture was painted by a Japanese woman (I cannot ask her because she is not alive now).">>

Looks Indeed, like a painting...highly stylized.

Maybe as attached?

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Jun 24, 2018 - 1:24 AM in reply to sunnyrosa

Hi sunnyrosa, and welcome to MySwissAlps!

Here you will find a list of mountains in Switzerland and their height.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ List_of_mountains_of_S witzerland

What is your purpose in discovering the location depicted in the painting? If you are looking for places in Switzerland with stunning mountain scenery, and where the average person can ascend to the top of mountains in cable cars etc, we could give you plenty of information where to go for that sort of experience.

Depending on the weather of the day, you could also have the experience of looking down on the cloud deck from above, with mountain peaks visible above the cloud deck (as in the painting), but that's something that's weather-related, and can't be planned for.

Alpenrose

sunnyrosa
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Jun 24, 2018 - 2:52 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Hi Slowpoke,

Thank you for your reply!

Her picture and the photo you posted are very similar!

I’m going to take a closer look on them.

Thank you!

sunnyrosa
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Jun 24, 2018 - 3:00 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi Alpenrose,

Thank you for your reply!

I appreciate the link to a detailed website.

The woman who painted the picture wrote many books, and my mother is a big fan of her.

My mother wants to figure out the mountain she climbed.

I visited Switzerland with my family five years ago.

We went to Grindelwald, First and Schilthorn.

The sceneries were great!

We are still looking at the photos from the trip!

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Jun 24, 2018 - 7:15 AM in reply to sunnyrosa

That painting could really be of anywhere, but I just noticed quite a resemblance of the rocks to the picture of Pilatus on this page:

www.myswissalps.com/pi latus

Alpenrose

Slowpoke
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Jun 24, 2018 - 11:07 AM in reply to Removed user

<<"That painting could really be of anywhere, but I just noticed quite a resemblance of the rocks to the picture of Pilatus on this page">>

Agree-

but the pylon for a ski lift or gondelbahn doesn't fit there, does it?

Slowpoke

sunnyrosa
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Jun 25, 2018 - 2:26 AM in reply to Removed user

The rocks are very similar to the ones in the picture.

My mother is saying she is familiar with the name Pilatus.

Thank you!

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 3:15 AM by sunnyrosa
sunnyrosa
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Jun 25, 2018 - 3:03 AM in reply to Slowpoke

That is a point we can consider too.

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 3:22 AM by sunnyrosa
Slowpoke
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Jun 25, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Could the word on the corner be "Brienz"? Quite close to the Jungfrau region.

map.search.ch/?pos=646059,178545&z=25 6

Slowpoke

sunnyrosa
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Jun 25, 2018 - 2:28 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Now I see the word in those blurry letters!

I’m going to search for any photos taken in Brienz which look like the picture.

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 25, 2018 - 2:43 PM by sunnyrosa
Slowpoke
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Jun 25, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Hi SDunny rosa.

I don't recall and cableways near Brienz which could match the pylon in the painting. I just checked some maps.

I wonder if the image is not a strict representation....?

The cog-rail railroad is well known.

Slowpoke

Lucas
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Jun 26, 2018 - 6:04 AM

Are we talking about the signature at the bottom right or other letters I'm not seeing? :) It says Dmitri.

Any chance it is the Schreckhorn? It is a little high at 4000 meters though.

Snowman
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Jun 26, 2018 - 6:39 AM

It could be the Eiger seen from Männlichen, with Tschuggen on the right, or the Weisshorn. Climbing the Eiger (challenging climbing) or the Pilatus (funicular) are two very different things. Your mother should remember.

Snowman
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Jun 26, 2018 - 6:41 AM in reply to Snowman

Oh, but the Weisshorn is 4505 m above sea level.

sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 7:22 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Are you referring to the thing in the bottom left?

I've been thinking it is a climbing stick. Isn't it...?

sunnyrosa

sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 8:10 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Thank you for your reply!

Yes, we are talking about the handwriting on the bottom right corner.

> It says Dmitri.

So the handwriting might not be the name of the location.

> Any chance it is the Schreckhorn? It is a little high at 4000 meters though.

In my first post I wrote she had climbed a mountain of 3,500m, but now I admit it was a little confusing.

I should have written that she climbed as high as 3,500m.

It might be the case that she gave up halfway through at 3,500m while the mountain was higher.

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 9:16 AM by sunnyrosa
sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 8:34 AM in reply to Snowman

Hi Snowman,

Thank you for your reply!

I've found out that my use of the phrase "a mountain of 3,500m" in my first post was not quite right.

She might have given up at 3,500m on a mountain which is higher than 3,500m.

sunnyrosa

sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 8:56 AM

I really appreciate all these comments and replies!

The link in my first post leads to a website with the original image.

(It takes a long time to load the page, though.)

The original image shows three pictures.

Each picture has a signature on the bottom.

My mother said those three handwritings were the three different names of three different locations, and all she wanted to figure out was the name of the place in the picture in the center.

So I cropped the image for clarification before I attached it to my first post.

But now I think the handwriting in the picture on the right resembles the one we have been talking about.

So the picture on the right seems important too.

Now I post the original image.

Thank you.

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 8:59 AM by sunnyrosa
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Slowpoke
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Jun 26, 2018 - 9:32 AM in reply to sunnyrosa

The blurry writing is now clearly "Dmitri." Thanks for the better image. Lucas has sharp eyes.

Thanks to Snowman's hints-

See attached

The mountain on the left is surely the Eiger. The peak is distinctive. To the right at the back is probably the Mönch but might be (in a non-realistic painting) the Jungfrau.

Note the pylon in some of the images.

Some images show a broader perspective to put the image in place.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 9:42 AM by Slowpoke
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