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By bliba  
we go from one lockdown to the next.
Today the federal government created facts: Austria will remain in a hard lockdown for at least three more weeks (until 8 February 2021).

Tens of thousands of locals are currently storming the slopes every day "Skiing is part of our lives".
There is actually nothing wrong with individual sports in the fresh air, even in pandemic times. This also applies to snow-covered slopes. Nevertheless, there is much to be said for putting a stop to ski tourism for the time being. Skiing alone is not associated with corona risks, but queuing at the lifts and crowding in cable car cabins is.
Education, unlike skiing, is not part of our lives.Our children have to stay at home - Homeschooling

Huge omissions
A look at reality is sobering. The education budget does not include any measures for schools to avert the impending worsening of the education crisis. The budget only includes items for disinfectants and mouth-nose protection, but in vain one searches for funds for additional staff to be able to maintain the current lessons to some extent.....


Tags: Landscape Photo journalism Minimalism Winter landscape Less is more Less is best snow poles bon hiver

Voters: bobpaige1, Legend147, franken and 68 more

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17 Jan 2021 5:05PM
The beauty of winter 😊
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 5:07PM
Excellent, Oliver!
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
17 Jan 2021 5:15PM
Hey, last night we had some snow too.
it snowed for exactly 4 hours and outside a 1/2 inch of snow built up.
droves of people out on the street to enjoy this by now rare event.
Good thing they did as this morning it was all gone..Blush

This is becoming a nice and creative set of photos. well done.
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 5:17PM
I do like the way the snow poles and the faint wheel tracks lead the eye to the distant and half obscured figure. Most effective minimalism.
xwang 12 56 8
17 Jan 2021 5:30PM
Beautiful white world,..
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 5:39PM
Less is more . . . much more in this instance.

Hope you have as good a week as possible.

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
17 Jan 2021 5:48PM
I like the adding of a figure to the snow bound scene. It gives it a more homely feeling!
You seem to be in the same muddle as we are with the virus. Not sure if you have started getting the vaccinations yet, which should help considerably with reducing the new cases. On a personal note I received my one yesterday, with my wife to follow this week.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 5:52PM
A beautifully captured winter scene, broken down to a few simple elements - Just has to one of my awards.
17 Jan 2021 6:42PM
My favourite of this set Oliver.... the lone figure is wonderful . Certainly best to be in a highly visible glow vest or clothing to avoid being hit by a vehicle ...the poles are beacons similar to a lighthouse on a reef
to prevent vehicles from falling into the ditch.
Definitely not a road to break down on .
keep up the great work my friend
best regards walt
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 6:49PM
Another one of your astonishing images Ollie...
Bravo !! Isabel GrinGrin
17 Jan 2021 6:55PM
so cold
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
17 Jan 2021 6:58PM
When we have to squint to see ahead and all of a sudden there it is. Then we keep on looking for more. Cold, bleak and beautiful.
17 Jan 2021 7:12PM
A superb collection of uploads, Oliver.

saltireblue Plus
11 12.4k 77 Norway
17 Jan 2021 7:18PM
When the weather looks like that, any excuse to stay indoors will be put into use...
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
17 Jan 2021 7:41PM
An exercise in subtlety...
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
17 Jan 2021 8:10PM
So sorry this person has to walk along this road----

17 Jan 2021 8:10PM
Fascinating image.

Lory Smile
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 8:36PM
Love it, Love it & guess what I LOVE IT !! 🏆

ZenTony Plus
5 10 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2021 10:49PM
Superb image Oliver. I love it a lot. Please accept my UA.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 8:32AM
A harsh but beautiful white out.Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
18 Jan 2021 10:35AM
A fine follow-up, Ollie, had to have the lone figure heading into the distance 👍 Seems to be the same all over, so difficult to know exactly what we can do and what we can't, and putting it into practice 😳
Trev 😀
18 Jan 2021 11:14AM
A fabulous follow up, Ollie.

18 Jan 2021 1:04PM
Government be like: how does it spread so fast while we have lockdown ?
p.s. and an excellent winter shot, Oliver
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Jan 2021 2:30PM
Beautifully simple Ollie, sentiments too !! My award.
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
18 Jan 2021 2:30PM
Excellent winter image Oliver.
Take care and stay safe.

Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
18 Jan 2021 2:39PM
These are strange and bleak times. Many are trying to navigate a very unfamiliar landscape. Great image of the desolation.
Fefe Plus
10 61 37 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 5:25PM
Very minimalistic .....and a bit on the nippy side Wink
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
19 Jan 2021 4:29PM
Eloquent minimalism Ollie ...... you havenít changed Wink
IamDora 1 6 Canada
21 Jan 2021 12:18PM
I have driven in this way too many times.

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