We're standing on the south side in Haiming, a village well west of Innsbruck. The pretty church shown above is typical of churches in the Tyrol. In this case, it's set against the backdrop of cliffs of limestone of the Calcareous Alps, which rise to the north of the Inn Valley. The fruit trees are part of the Upper Inn Valley (OberInntal) fruit groves.

        Viewers who are geologically inclined will note the huge expanse of bare limestone that extends up the mountainside almost to the skyline. It's the scarp left by a large landslide, and it's a reminder of the dangers of living in a valley with such steep sides.

        With that said, here's a different view of the same place. The church is at the lower right of the image below.


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