Die Welt mit anderen Augen sehen

Sein Name ist Oliver Baer, er ist 29 jung und kommt aus Aarbon. Oliver bekam mit 16 Jahren seine erste Kamera von seiner Mutter. Aufgrund seiner Wissensneugier und seiner autodidaktischen Fähigkeiten, war das Erlerne dieser Kunst für ihn unproblematisch. Obwohl Bär sehr intuitiv fotografiert, gelingen ihm immer wider Meisterwerke der besonderen Art. Eine seiner Spezialitäten ist sicherlich das Portraitieren von Personen. So stand beispielsweise schon Stefanie Heizmann, Marc Sway oder das in den Medien kontrovers diskutierte Fitnessmodell Anja Zeidler vor seiner Linse.

Glivro, cun ün ögl blov

In dumengia ho il president da la FIS, Gian Franco Kasper, declaro cha‘ls champiunedis mundiels da skis 2017 a San Murezzan sajan a fin. Fotografia: Reto Stifel

How will the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017 go down in history? As one that nearly could have ended in disaster, as a military display plane for once did fly too low, as one that saw our neighbors from Team Austria flying high? Let’s say it was a big party that brought together people from across the world in a peaceful manner and everybody got away with a slap on the wrist.

Alv e cotschen

La medaglia d’or dals champiunedis mundiels da skis, per quella vain fat bger brimbori. La valur da la medaglia es l’onur da l’atleta, da l’atlet – vain dit. Fotografia: Jon Duschletta

The medals are awarded in a sea of red and white, as Austria and Switzerland seem to ski in a league of their own. For most of the other 75 nations it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts. They can showcase themselves instead in shops and restaurants all over the village thanks to a local initiative called the Nations-Walk – colorful encounters between locals and guests only steps away from the dichromatic main stage.

A Watschn, a Fotzn und a Maulschell'

Granda inscenaziun pella band indigena da rock dür «Prefix» in venderdi saira sül palc principel i’l parc dal Kulm a San Murezzan. Fotografia: Jon Duschletta

After Austria dominated on the slopes, the Romansh were called for to save the day for Switzerland on the central stage in Kulm Park. Rock music and hip-hop: two solid acts by Prefix and Liricas Analas stood up successfully to adversities of various kinds such as, again, canned Austrian après-ski sound.

Bainvgnieu i'l museum da skis "Edy"

Il grand star static dals champiunedis mundiels da skis ed eterniso scu tel sün millis da fotografias as stu tschercher üna nouva dmura. Il blogghist l’ho fat visita in l’avegnir. Fotografia: Jon Duschletta

As the championships are drawing to a close, one question gains more and more urgency: what will become of Edy the giant, the wooden skier who has been guarding so stoically the whole event? Jon the blogger suggests: turn him into a museum of local winter sports history. Imagine the top-of-the-world view from out of one of his eyes!

Crashcuors - lesson one

Öglieda critica dal magi da pleds e da formulaziuns poeticas. Göri Klainguti ho visito in marculdi il Öglieda critica dal magi da pleds e da formulaziuns poeticas. Göri Klainguti ho visito in marculdi il «Crashcuors» da la Lia Rumantscha e gieu viepü gust dal gö dad Annina Sedlá?ek e Lorenzo Polin. Fotografia: Jon Duschletta

Actors Annina Sedlá?ek and Lorenzo Polin offered a special introduction to local history and to Puter, the Romansh variety spoken in and around St. Moritz. With only a few props they told the story of hardship, emigration and longing for home. Passersby were involved and got their fair share of paper snowballs with some words in Romansh and English – a fun way to start learning the language.