Cork oak at the Rotk├Ąppchen winery in Freyburg

In the splendid staircase well of the administration building, a piece of cork oak (quercus suber) is displayed. So, people joining a guided tour through the historic sparkling wine cellars of the Rotk├Ąppchen winery get an impression from which tree the sparkling wine corks are made.

A weird tree in Udine

On my way back from the castle of Udine down to the city I came across this atmospheric place dominated by a weird tree.

Olive trees near Caresana

During a weekend staying in Trieste I made a trip to Caresana nearby. After learning some details about the olive oil production in a mill I enjoyed this set of colours in one of the olive groves.