DescriptionKEHLSTIENHAUS Cross above the Eagles Nest. Kehlstienhaus (Eagles Nest) above Berchtesgaden, was designed as a birthday present for Adolf Hitlers 50th birthday by Martin Bormann on behalf of the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Hitler in fact seldom visited the Eagles Nest. The allied bombing of World War II did not damage the Eagles Nest and thanks to the intervention of former Governor Jacob, the Eagles Nest was spared being blown up after the war. The view from atop the mountains is spectacular.
Steven Phraner, Byfield,MA,USA Member Since July 2006 Artist Statement I come from Seattle, which is probably why I take photographs. These days I live in Massachusetts, and like combining travel and photography. I began to use SLR cameras when living in Honolulu in the 70's, and now use DSLR. My wife and I work together on thousands of photos in our travel libraries, most of which have never seen the light of day. Semper Fi to all my fellow Marines, and if you visit the USS Arizona Memorial, toss in a flower for my late father (and his shipmates).He was buried onboard December 7, 2001.