Entries about Spiez

Tea Dressing

I bought Jo this dress last weekend. It’s lovely; a modern tea dress reminiscent of years gone by. Jo’s figure and style is greatly flattered by dresses like this and where it comes and goes from fashion listings (so I’ve read: don’t think for a minute that I have any idea of women’s fashion), Jo […]

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The Wrath of Nature

As the sky prepares itself for evening, darkening through shades of blue and colouring more and more from the day’s greyness, the cloud in the distance becomes more dense; a threatening presence trapped on the far side of the open doorway to a narrow alpine valley. Gusts of wind twirl the outer reaches, bringing the […]

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1st August, Niesen, Switzerland

Fireworks atop the Niesen to celebrate the Swiss national holiday. (The shades of dark grey in this are quite subtle, so you may have to adjust your monitor to see the outline of the mountain.)

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Back to the Future

I’ve decided to blog about our wedding and honeymoon trip from Switzerland to Scotland and back again and this is the first entry.

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Sunset, Spiez, Switzerland

I am inspired once more to pull my finger out and start putting photographic books together. One of them will be a series of shots of the Niesen, which I see as this view every day from our sitting room window.

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Jo, Wallrain, Spiez, Switzerland

Strobist info: Canon 430EZ (camera left, 1/4); Canon 420EZ (camera right through diffuser, 1/1). This image can be viewed larger in the Strobism gallery at Permanent Tourist.

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Roy and Pat, Castle Gardens, Spiez, Switzerland

Strobist info: Vivitar 2800 (camera left through diffuser, 1/1); Canon 430EZ (camera right pointed at bench, 1/2); Canon 430EZ (camera right pointed at garden, 1/2). This image can be viewed larger in the Strobism gallery at Permanent Tourist.

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Haggis, Spiez, Switzerland

Jo’s parents have arrived from Scotland for a visit, bringing with them loads of British goodies. Amongst them, many tins of haggis, which now completely fill one of the shelves in our kitchen cupboards.

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Home

Home is not a place. It is something to which you return whenever you can, which warms your heart and which allows you to be comfortable; your true self.

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Spring is here

It’s been a long time coming, but Spring is here. Beautiful weather this past weekend, so it’ll soon be time once more to travel to Thun by ship for shopping trip, and time to dust off the camera to capture summer sunshine.

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Spiez Harbour, Spiez, Switzerland

A welcome sight after yesterday’s taxing walk; particularly because of the hot chocolate waiting for us in the harbour restaurant. We’ve been looking out of our window for a long time, wondering what was up on the top of the hill in this photo, and we found out that there’s a wonderful forest walk up […]

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Recycling, Spiez, Switzerland

There’s a Great Spring Clean going on at home at the moment, of which I have only been slightly involved. It’s wonderful coming home to a sparkling flat where the clean lines of furniture are visible again. Thanks baby, for all your hard work. (These aren’t our PET bottles, by the way.)

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Spiez, Switzerland

One of twelve landscape views from the alpine region of central Switzerland, available to buy online as a premium 2008 calendar from Lulu.com. Printed: 13 pages, 13.5" x 19", coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink. www.lulu.com/content/1769898

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Thunersee and Spiez, Switzerland

One of twelve landscape views from the alpine region of central Switzerland, available to buy online as a premium 2008 calendar from Lulu.com. Printed: 13 pages, 13.5" x 19", coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink. www.lulu.com/content/1769898

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Spiezerberg, Spiez, Switzerland

One of twelve landscape views from the alpine region of central Switzerland, available to buy online as a premium 2008 calendar from Lulu.com. Printed: 13 pages, 13.5" x 19", coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink. www.lulu.com/content/1769898

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Spiez, Switzerland

One of twelve landscape views from the alpine region of central Switzerland, available to buy online as a premium 2008 calendar from Lulu.com. Printed: 13 pages, 13.5" x 19", coil binding, white interior paper (100# weight), full-color interior ink. www.lulu.com/content/1769898

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Silent Night

Hey, a day early, but who’s counting? Our last night of 2007 in Switzerland; see you in Scotland.

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Dropped, Spiez, Switzerland

Every morning is a step closer to winter, every day sees a temperature drop, until the boots come out and the roads become white. Every day, the dusting on the mountains comes a little lower, a little closer, until it falls, soon, pretty and cold, on the window sill. Mornings are darker, warmth is for […]

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A kiss, now on our way!

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