March 31st, 2013

The formerly free mining town of Lautenthal in the Harzmountains is a state-recognised, climatic spa with around 2,000 inhabitants that has been part of the borough of Langelsheim since 1972.

Lautenthal lies in the Innerste valley between Clausthal-Zellerfeld and Langelsheim in the northwestern Upper Harz. The town is located at a height of about 300 m above sea level in a valley bowl, the surrounding mountains being up to 620 m above NN. The two rivers of the Innerste and the Laute flow through the town.

At Easter 2013 the place was still covered in snow, but that blackbird was shure, that spring was just around the corner. Apart from his song you can hear the river Innerste, some traffic and other birds.

Update....Update: and from the 8th of may 2013 George clooney will be there to film a few moments of the movie The Monuments Men ! : )

Olympus LS10 recorder, FEL preamp and EM172 microphones.


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    1060creative 4 years, 1 month ago

    Great job, sir!

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    klankbeeld 4 years, 2 months ago

    Unbelievable, here the blackbirds just sing for a few seconds and are quiet than. Your a lucky boy ;-)

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    Kyster 4 years, 2 months ago

    What a wonderful and warm recording. It sure sounds like spring to me :)


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