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I like Austria

I really like Austria (at least, the little I’ve seen of it just recently). We were on the border between Bavaria and Tyrol for our anniversary and it was the first time I’d done more than pass through a narrow sliver of the country on the south-eastern tip of Lake Constance to photograph a wedding.… (Read More)

Zugspitze

Fear and exhilaration on the other side of the safety fence, at the absolute “Top of Germany”.

Six (and nine) years on

If it weren’t for the fact that I have a lovely, daily reminder, it would be difficult to believe that it’s been nine years since I first met Jo in person. We’d started exchanging e-mails ten months earlier and I visited her and her parents in Scotland in October 2004, since when we’ve been together.… (Read More)

Hotel Seehof, Arosa

Jo and I visited Graubünden (again) for our anniversary this year, and settled on the Hotel Seehof in Arosa.

Schilthorn in the mist

A day in the clouds at the Piz Gloria mountain-top revolving restaurant.

Black Forest in a day

Photos from a day on the road, travelling a total of around 720 kilometres from our home in Switzerland to the Black Forest in southern Germany.

A winter weekend

In January of 2005 – five years ago this week – Jo visited me in Switzerland for the first time. These photos show our wonderful time together.

Satzart/!frappant/book4you/flabs anniversary

A small selection of my favourite photos from the Satzart/!frappant/book4you/flabs anniversary party, in Uptown on the hill at Gurten, on the outskirts of Bern.

Flims, Graubünden

Jo and I pledged to one another that we will go on holiday during the first week of October every year and celebrate our wedding anniversary by visiting somewhere new together. This year, we chose the south eastern Swiss canton of Graubünden as our destination. The article contains a gallery of photos from our trip.

Happy Anniversary darling

My wife Jo in our hotel room during a trip to Flims (canton Graubünden) on our second wedding anniversary.