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Cable cars, funiculars and cog railways

Cable cars, funiculars and cog railways

Walking in the mountains is a great pastime, even if the weather isn’t great. But sometimes, getting to a mountain peak is a huge effort: even lesser summits than the four-thousand-metre monsters in canton Wallis are difficult to reach on foot. Although Switzerland is famous for its cable cars, funiculars and mountain railways, Switzerland Tourism […]

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Kodachrome

Kodachrome

When I think backOn all the crap I learned in high schoolIt’s a wonderI can think at allAnd though my lack of educationHasn’t hurt me noneI can read the writing on the wall KodachromeThey give us those nice bright colorsThey give us the greens of summersMakes you think all the world’s a sunny dayI got […]

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Silver and light

Silver and light

It’s about doing what you love. If you’d been searching your whole life for something you love, and you found it, what would you be willing to sacrifice?

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Google Translate App

Google Translate App

Mind: blown. The app isn’t anywhere near as snappy or as accurate as the “fun” promotional video would suggest, but it does optically recognize text in a foreign language of your choice and translate it live for you on your smart phone screen. The translations are a bit hit-and-miss, but if this kind of technology is […]

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Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry’s videos make me want to turn off my computer and head for the British hills immediately: whether to a well-known place like the Lake District or to places which will be new to me.

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Die Bergretter – Air Zermatt

Die Bergretter – Air Zermatt

Fast anderthalb Stunden in Begleitung der «Rotbiene»: der Rettungsdienst von Air Zermatt rund ums Matterhorn. Wenn ich mit 28 mit mehr Geld im Konto in die Schweiz gekommen wäre, wäre ich Helikopterpilot geworden. Weil meine Geschichte diesen Weg nicht folgte, muss ich mich mit ein paar Touristenflüge pro Jahrzehnt und das Zuschauen von solchen Dokumentarfilmen zurecht finden.

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The Great Escape

The Great Escape

A lovely idea from Graubünden Tourism. Set up an interactive video advertisement in Zürich’s main station, showing what a beautiful part of the Alps you could end up in by just getting on a train. Then invite passers-by to join you by printing them a free ticket on the spot. (And wait for the initiative to spread across […]

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20 days in Antarctica

20 days in Antarctica

Kalle Ljung and his father spent 20 days sailing through Antarctica last winter. They took a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition mounted on a DJI Phantom 2 Quadrocopter with them, and this is the wonderful, beautiful film they made. (Hat tip: Habi.)

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Giessbach Falls in spate

Giessbach Falls in spate

The name “Giessbach” translates literally as “pouring stream”, and pour it does, magnificently and powerfully, when there is a lot of rain.

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Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn with Mark Richards

Helvellyn – the third highest peak in the English Lake District and therefore the third highest in England – has long been a goal of mine. The peak draws me much more than the higher Scafells, with a famous ascent via the rocky and precipitous Striding Edge and what must be a breath-taking view from the […]

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Welcome to London

Welcome to London

A wonderful, high-resolution hyperlapse video of London by Italian photographer Mattia Bicchi.

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Secret Britain

Secret Britain

A new BBC travel programme seeks out lesser-known spots in the British Isles, starting this evening.

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