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2020-09-21 FRESH HERBS FOR THE HOTEL GUESTS

The Schatzalp Hotel in Davos has a special goodie for its guests. Fresh herbs from the in-house herb gardens. They have about a dozen herb gardens with hundreds of herbs; cleary signed and separated. This structure makes it easier for the kitchen assistant to find their way around. For the photo, I used the combination of the new Sony A7R IV with the older Leica Elmar 35-70 F4 R lens.

 

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By |2020-09-19T17:37:03+01:00September 19th, 2020|Switzerland|0 Comments

2020-09-17  DARK CLOUDS OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Sometimes you get more spectacular clouds than the mountains itself. The weather didn’t turn out as bad, as the clouds would have forecasted. But I didn’t know before, so I took the cable car back to the valley instead of walking.

 

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By |2020-09-15T18:45:14+01:00September 15th, 2020|Switzerland|0 Comments

2020-09-06  THE SWISS MOUNTAINS

My wife Karin worked for one year in Switzerland. Though it was thirty years ago, she wants to see Switzerland now and then. In August we made a 2-day trip, where I could get some mountain-peak photos. Always fascinating how clean and neat this country is. I wondered how many Jews I saw in Davos and Klosters, and I had them on my photo too. It seems it is a popular holiday destination for them.

 

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By |2020-09-04T20:29:05+01:00September 4th, 2020|Switzerland|0 Comments

2020-09-04  THE RHAETIAN RAILWAY

It was fascinating to watch the Swiss trains always coming on time in the stations. The rail operations are running like clockwork. On the photo is my son, Maro, waiting to get to Klosters.

 

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By |2020-08-29T18:08:07+01:00September 2nd, 2020|Switzerland|0 Comments

2020-08-22  SWITZERLAND, THE CLASSIC LOOK

Swiss cheese, watches, and the mountains are the classic looks of Switzerland. Since my wife didn’t want to fly during these times, we took the seven-hour drive to Switzerland. In Klosters, I got a magnificent panoramic view of the mountains. The cool thing was the combination of the new Sony A7R IV and the old Leica Elmar 35-70 F4 lens, which I attached with an e-mount to Leica R adapter.

 

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By |2020-08-21T18:11:23+01:00August 21st, 2020|Switzerland|0 Comments

2019-10-27 SOME DRINKS IN ASCONA

Since my wife worked in Switzerland during her gastronomy training for one year, twenty years ago, we decided to revisit Switzerland. The journey brought us from Chur, where she worked back then, to Ascona in Ticino. At a bar, we had a Hugo Cocktail, where my focusing was merely on the glasses. 🙂 

 

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By |2019-10-26T21:00:58+01:00October 27th, 2019|Switzerland|0 Comments

2019-10-24 WATER LILY IN A BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Botanical Garden of St. Gallen convinces with an appropriate variety and ingenuity of the flower creations. Many exotic plants are meticulously maintained. The ponds are home to many different water lilies. Informational cards describe the origin and cultivation of the plants.

 

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By |2019-10-23T19:45:41+01:00October 24th, 2019|Switzerland|0 Comments

2019-07-05 LAGO MAGGIORE SWITZERLAND

A Swiss lake stretching from Ticino to Italy. I did the tour from Ascona across the Italian border with an e-bike. It was a 20-kilometer drive that I used for a swim in the lake and was able to shoot some photos — an impressive landscape, between the foothills of the Swiss mountains merging into the warm Mediterranean landscape.

 

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By |2019-07-04T21:19:51+01:00July 5th, 2019|Switzerland|0 Comments

2019-02-14  THE MEMORABLE MONUMENT

I was so impressed with the monument that I post the comment of Mark Twain, which says it all:

Around about are green trees and grass. The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion—and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings. The Lion of Lucerne would be impressive anywhere, but nowhere so impressive as where he is.

— Mark Twain, A Tramp Abroad, 1880
 
 

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By |2019-02-14T07:46:43+01:00February 14th, 2019|Switzerland|0 Comments

2019-02-03   MOUNTAIN SUMMITS IN SWITZERLAND

The picture shows the view from the Pilatus to the neighbor mountains. It was a memorable experience. We went uphill with the red rack railway, were exploring the summit with the dozens of hiking trails -and steps. There is an excellent restaurant with some original Swiss food. My wife Karin had even the luck to find an edelweiss. The magnificent view in all cardinal directions complements the excursion before you drive down with the red rack railway, what’s in itself is a little adventure.

 

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  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 100
By |2019-02-02T22:17:30+01:00February 3rd, 2019|Switzerland|0 Comments

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