bachalpsee

Firsts of August

1st August is Switzerland’s Bundestag (or federal day), so Jo and I usually take advantage of the day off work to celebrate our adopted home. Here are some photographic mementoes of the day trips we’ve made.

Gassenboden, Switzerland

Achieving a long-held goal of hiking from Grindelwald First to the Faulhorn mountain hotel.

First to Tierwang via Bachalp

A picturesque hike on the way to the Faulhorn, from Grindelwald First in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland.

Take the tourist shot

When I first planned to hike to Bachalp above Grindelwald, I had envisaged not taking the photo above. However, the reception which the photo has received since posting it to Flickr has made me glad that I did.

Video preview image for Timelapse – hike to Bachalp

Timelapse – hike to Bachalp

As if the photographic splendour of the mountain hike from the Firstbahn cablecar station above Grindelwald wasn’t enough, I used the rest breaks we took on our hike this last Sunday to shoot a handful of timelapse sequences.