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      04-29-2018, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hey guys...
I'm reading and following these forums for about three years now. When the 1 series facelift came out in 2015 and it fixed the main concern I had with the design, the head and tail lights, I knew that soon I wanted to get myself a 6 cylinder 1 series - the M135i.m By the time I was ready, in 2017, it turned out the it would be the M140i.

For me, driving was never about those 0-100 times and too much horsepower, more about the freedom of driving. That's also why I loved seeing those EU delivery posts, with detailed pictures and roadtrips, along with the roadtrips the 1 series guys did over the years. Because cars need to be driven, and through beautiful landscapes and great passes, and that's what you guys do here.

I don't live right next to the alps, unfortunately, if I want to go for a drive for the drives sake, I need to look elsewhere. Around Frankfurt, Germany, we have a few beautiful landscapes, and in order to find the drive that is worth the free time, one doesn't have too look far. Though, it still needs some looking around the find a beautiful drive.

And that's why I decided, instead of longing for others to post more pictures of their roadtrips (don't get me wrong, I still do that), I wanted to give something back. To find more of those roads, even if they are small. And document them, maybe tell how driving them feels. Share them with you.

That's why I started drivescape, a blog showing which roads I discover and drive, and basically make others want them to drive too. And to give back to those that inspired me.

So maybe, if you're curios now, head over to www.drivescape.de (it's both in english and german). I'm doing the writing (it's not much, it's actually about the pictures ), the droning and my girlfriend does the earth-based photography.

New posts will appear every three weeks, as long as I can free up time, the next will be more local, until I can return to the alps in summer. I'm not sure what to do in winter... maybe there will be some kind of hiatus, or some winter special edition. But I will see onceI get there.

Please, have a look, and tell me what you think!

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      04-29-2018, 05:50 PM   #2
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Great pictures. I will try to follow your blog.
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      04-29-2018, 06:29 PM   #3
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Around Frankfurt, Germany, we have a few beautiful landscapes, and in order to find the drive that is worth the free time, one doesn't have too look far. Though, it still needs some looking around the find a beautiful drive.

And that's why I decided, instead of longing for others to post more pictures of their roadtrips (don't get me wrong, I still do that), I wanted to give something back. To find more of those roads, even if they are small. And document them, maybe tell how driving them feels. Share them with you.
Wunderbar! I'm going to Frankfurt in June and am going to be looking for some nice areas nearby to explore. Thanks for the guide/material.
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Fantastic pictures!
Thanks for sharing
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Beautiful shots. Love the drone shots especially. You did a great job getting a real dynamic range of color.
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      05-07-2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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Thanks for the beautiful pictures and promoting Switzerland passes
I am amazed by you guys, so good with a camera, taking the time to stop, look at the great landscape (and car) and share the experience with us. Thanks for that !!!
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Beautiful pictures !
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      05-07-2018, 01:50 PM   #10
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Nice pictures!! I can always appreciate people doing great "everyday" landscapes!
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      05-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #11
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Holy cow, those pictures are magnificent! Added your website to my favourites, making sure I will take a look now and then
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      05-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #12
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Nice pictures David! I agree, the driving experience is more important than fast driving. Yet, I am enjoying some 0-60 sprints sometimes.

Europe is very nice and challenging for driving making you longing for a drive anytime. The curves, ups and downs and sinuous roads are the elements that makes the trip pleasant and entertaining. The engagement is addictive and beautiful.
I just wish that BMW will offer the 1 Series in North America as well, they are perfect every day commuters.

You can include in your list Transfagarasan and Transalpina Romania. Beautiful landscape.

Thank you for sharing.
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      05-07-2018, 04:00 PM   #13
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Nice project! We have some very scenic roads in Norway as well. The road quality is not the best, but the landscapes are awesome. Check out this webpage about tourist roads:
https://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en
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I'd say "Fahrvergnügen" but that was credited to another German nameplate a few years ago. So I guess I'll just say WOW!
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Fantastic photo story telling!
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Cool idea, looking forward to seeing more.
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thanks for sharing , beautiful photos
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      05-08-2018, 02:15 AM   #18
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Wow guys, thank you for the feedback. I haven't been checking back in for a few days, and then I come back and see my picture on the frontpage. Thank you!

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You can include in your list Transfagarasan and Transalpina Romania. Beautiful landscape.

Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the tip. Yeah, Transfagarasan is definately a WANT on my list - problem is, it's quite far away. But, you never know, once I've covered my surrounding in a 1500 km radius, I gotta go there too.

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Nice project! We have some very scenic roads in Norway as well. The road quality is not the best, but the landscapes are awesome. Check out this webpage about tourist roads:
https://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en
Thanks for the tip aswell. I really need to go to Norway one day...


I'm already working on the next blog entry, it will be up in about one and a half week, and I'll post a selection here to inform you about the update!


Again, thanks for the kind words from everybody!
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Nice pictures, even better blog.

Glückwunsch auch zum Startseiteneintrag!

Ich komme auch aus der Nähe von Frankfurt und habe u.a. auch an 1 addicts Touren teilgenommen. Lass mich wissen wenn Du mal wieder eine Ausfahrt planst und einen M2 oder M3 E46 dabeihaben willst
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Beautiful photos. Catalogue worthy!
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Phenomenal pictures. I'm doing my European delivery next month and I couldn't be more excited
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Phenomenal pictures. I'm doing my European delivery next month and I couldn't be more excited
Great! Make sure to take pictures and share them with us...

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Beautiful photos. Catalogue worthy!
too kind, thank you!
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