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June 7, 2010

The Bergisel is Innsbruck’s Olympic ski jump that was used when this city hosted the Winter games in 1964 and again in 1976. The original one that was used in the Olympics was demolished in 2000 to make room for this new version that was designed to look much like the original.

For the best view of the jump itself, we climb the steps to the Olympic rings under the dishes that held the Olympic flame, where Dorothy Hamill and a host of others who brought home the gold are honored.

We take the funicular and an elevator to get to the top of the ski jump. As we ride the funicular, we can imaging speeding down the ramp and flying into the air like so many who competed for the gold back in 1964 and 1976.

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Occupation: Software Engineer; Favorite Languages: C++ C# Objective-C; Favorite Challenge: Connecting complex programs together so that elements of one UI interoperate within the other UI; Passions: Learning new things. Photography. Electronic Music. Astronomy. Model Railroad Miniatures, Designing web sites; Favorite Getaway: San Juan Island; Personal Motto: “No matter where you go, there you are.” View all posts by Chris Disdero

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