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2017-01-10 STREET IN ANDERMATT

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:18+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Switzerland|

After passing the Gotthard Pass we got hungry and found a place to eat in Andermatt. It’s some kind of ski resort in the winter and you can see intense construction activity in the summer months. After the typical Swiss food we took a little walk through the streets to get fit again for the journey to Lucerne.

andermatt-size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 30mm
  • ISO: 50

2017-01-08 PEAK OF GOTTHARD PASS, SWITZERLAND

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:18+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Switzerland|

Since we heard via radio that there would be a 2 hours waiting time through the Gotthard Road Tunnel we have chosen to take the street over the Gotthard Pass. We were rewarded with a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys and could breath fresh, cool mountain air. And I took time to shoot some photos of the peak…

st-gottthard-peak-size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-11-15 WHITE CHURCH IN THE MOUNTAINS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:21+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Switzerland|

Hearing cowbells from a far away alp, breathing fresh air on a mountaintop and looking down to that white church … I like Switzerland  🙂 Not only Swiss products are highest quality, also the nature there, the mountain railways and the food at the mountain huts.

white-church-size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-09-20 COW IN ST. GALLEN

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:24+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Switzerland|

I wondered how near this cow was to the town, I never have seen this before, cows graze some hundred meters away from a bigger city 🙂 . Really cool and only in St. Gallen, Switzerland. To get to this place you have to take the incline elevator called Mühleggbahn.

cow-st-gallen-size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • Focal length: 55mm
  • ISO: 125

2016-08-10 THE NEAT MARKETPLACE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:25+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Switzerland|

My first way on that neat marketplace of St. Gallen was into a Swiss chocolate shop. There I ordered some tasters of excellent chocolate bars and a dark, short espresso. Then I searched after a location where I could get as much as possible of this marketplace on a photo. 🙂

ST Gallen Marktplatz_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-07-20 SUNNY WEATHER AND FRESH AIR ON THE MOUNTAINS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Switzerland|

Walking on the Pilatus, the mountain of Luzern, is a great experience. I could see vegetation you only have on mountains and even heard and saw alphorn blowers with traditional swiss garb. Walking is very safe with good built out walking trays and signs and guide markers to find your way.

Pilatus 2_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 50

2016-06-30 ITALIAN BORDER IN SWITZERLAND

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Switzerland|

The landscape of the Swiss-Italian border is a real eye catcher. Not a bad view, isn’ it? It combines both, best of Switzerland and best of Italy. It’s easy to cross the border, Switzerland is no EU member, but there are no real border controls.

Italian border_HDR_edit size

  • Camera: D-LUX 5
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 7.5mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-06-28 ALBERGO IN ASCONA

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Switzerland|

A very neat hotel at the main street in Ascona. This is the Italian part of Switzerland you can see this at the name “Albergo” which stands for hotel. The nice thing is, that most of the people speak Italian, French, German and of course English. So you don’t get under stress if you want to communicate  🙂

Ascona albergo_HDR_edit

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Focal length: 65mm
  • ISO: 125

2016-06-27 WATER LILY IN ST. GALLEN

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:27+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Switzerland|

The botanical garden of St. Gallen has thousands of photo motives. I couldn’t stop to take photos, my wife got little impatient…, but in the end I went home with hundreds of pictures. Please go there if you are in this city, you will be a friend of botanical gardens after this visit. The arrangements and presentation of the flowers and plants is first class.

water rose size

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 64mm
  • ISO: 200

2016-06-22 HOUSES ON THE HILLS

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Switzerland|

The residents of those houses are rewarded with an unobstructed view on Lake Maggiore. But a Vespa or car are required to reach your front door, if you try to walk up those serpentines you need a good condition and get wet from sweat very fast in hot summer.

Lago-Maggiore-size-768x517

  • Camera: NEX-5N
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 160

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