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Grindelwald View from Männlichen

Grindelwald View from Männlichen

| October 16, 2010

This Grindelwald viewshot was taken from The Männlichen in Switzerland, which is a 2,343 (7,687ft) meter mountain in the Swiss Alps located near the Lauterbrunnen Valley where we stayed on vacation this summer. The town you see at the base of the mountain is Grindelwald, the famous winter destination that offers ski slopes for beginners and […]

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A Stroll in Montreux on Lake Geneva

A Stroll in Montreux on Lake Geneva

| October 13, 2010

After our four glorious days in the Berner Oberland, we headed to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Montreux was a fun town and Lake Geneva was very beautiful with it’s sparkling alpine lake and views. We stayed in a funky and nice hotel called the Tralala in the old town, which is up the hill about […]

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The Olive Press

The Olive Press

| October 5, 2010

Gears, grease and weathered wood. A perfect medley of ingredients for an interesting photograph. Believe it or not, this monstrosity is for pulverizing tiny little olives. You know, those delicate little things we throw in our martinis. While exploring one of the barns at the Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum in Switzerland, I found this […]

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The Jungfrau region of Switzerland

The Jungfrau region of Switzerland

| October 3, 2010

Here they are in all their glory – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, also known as the Ogre, Monk and Maiden. They are the world famous trio of mountain peaks that serve as the impressive backdrop to the Jungfrau region of Switzerland. About two hours into our hike from Murren down to Lauterbrunnen, we came […]

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Picture Perfect Barn at Ballenberg Open Air Museum

Picture Perfect Barn at Ballenberg Open Air Museum

| September 26, 2010

We are back from China and not suffering jet lag so I thought I would revisit Switzerland tonight. This shot is from an amazing place called the Swiss Open Air Museum in Ballenberg, Switzerland. The museum showcases Switzerland as it used to be. It is host to more than one hundred century-old buildings from all […]

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Castle of Chillon: Chateau de Chillon

Castle of Chillon: Chateau de Chillon

| September 11, 2010

The Fairy Tale Castle of Chillon What could be more inspiring than a sparkling lake, distant hills and Alps rich with atmosphere, and of course a medieval castle perched on a rocky outcrop at the water’s edge? Not much! During our three-day stop in Montreux on Lake Geneva, Donna and I visited the Castle of […]

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Bern parliament building by day and night

Bern parliament building by day and night

| September 8, 2010

There are a number of significant buildings in Bern, Switzerland and the shot above is of one of them. The Swiss parliament and government building was completed in 1902 and it is now a prominent part of Bern’s skyline. The granite slabs in front of the building, which came from the Alps, were not always […]

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Tales from the road – Switzerland Teaser

Tales from the road – Switzerland Teaser

| August 26, 2010

As I sit in the guesthouse here in Murren Switzerland with the Alps filling the view out of the window, I wanted to take a moment to share a picture from the road. For those that have not been to Switzerland, I have to say that the scenery is beyond description. Words cannot do it […]

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