Entries about Spiez

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Fireworks across the town for Swiss National Day, 1st August, photographed from the Spiezberg vineyards.

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Light from the big lake festival fireworks display illuminates the vineyards; you can see the path along the edge of the forest, packed with spectators.

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Hardly any Photoshop work here. The moon passes behind the Niesen between 10 p.m. and midnight at the moment and back-lights any cloud around the peak. The orange glow on the peak is the mountain’s large aeronautical beacon.

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Watching the storm go by: see also Stephanie’s photos from Lausanne and Samuel’s photo from somewhere in French Switzerland.

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You wait an entire train journey for one, then three come along all at once…

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A familiar sight at this time of year: heavy, high-pressure air arriving from the Simmen valley ahead of a lightning storm.

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“Stay off the road!”

Reminds me of a scene from Lord of The Rings, where Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin hide beneath a bank like this from a Black Rider. In the film, the bank begins seething with all manner of bugs, which put me off sitting on this bench.

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Worlds’ Encounter

"The underwater world meets the world above the water" Artist: Bernhard Bettschen See also: Meeting Point

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Whassis name?

We can’t find the name of this plant, which was growing in shade in the forest near our home.

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