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Schneckeninsel, Brienzersee

(In English, "Snail Island".) The source of the name of this private island on Lake Brienz is unknown; some say that it is due to the small size of the island – only a couple of hundred metres long, if that – whilst others say that monks used it as a snail farm in the […]

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Stoer, Scotland

Yes, Scotland. The white sand beaches, rocky coastline and remote hamlets were what I’d travelled so far to see and this was the first of a series of stopping-off points along the remote coastline north of Lochinver. Despite the wind and the long, single-track road, the beach was pretty busy with walkers and surfers, taking […]

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Brienz Quay – print auction for Haiti

*Auction complete* When I first posted this photo in 2006 of mist on the lake at Brienz, I had no idea that it would become so popular. From the 3,580 photos I’ve posted over the past few years, this one has been the most popular. So, I thought it an appropriate candidate to add to […]

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"Long, long ago, amidst the lonely forests of Kandergrund, there was a lake which was colourless, just like any other lake. The petrified firs in its depths greyly reflected the gigantic rocks which surrounded it. Only wild duck swam on its surface and timid deer slaked their thirst from it. A young couple spent many […]

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It irritated me the other day when I took a shot from this same spot, but didn’t think to wait for the red train to complete the picture. So I went back today. The red, as they say, makes the shot.

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Almost every day, without fail by fine weather, this woman walks with her child in a pushchair along the lakeside path opposite my office. Every time, the child is wearing her hair in bunches and a pair of oversized dark sunglasses and they pause on these rocks for the mother to take photographs. The mother […]

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No bathing this evening… (local newspaper report [DE])

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The turquoise-blue waters of the Brienzersee. (Photographed at sunset from the railway bridge at Interlaken Ost, hence the shadow on the water!)

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