Posts about factory

  • Longines Factory, Saint-Imier

    Since the early part of the 20th century, Longines has become synonymous with timekeeping in the sports world and for measuring the accuracy of world records.

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  • Cailler Factory, Broc

    The Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Switzerland, photographed in picturesque late afternoon light.

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  • Where Toblerone comes from*

    A recent blog post by a fellow Brit resident in Switzerland prompted me to head out into Bern. My goal for the lunchtime trip was a university building to the north of the railway tracks; a blue-painted building in the style common throughout the city, which dates to the end of the nineteenth century and whose original use is synonymous with the production of Swiss chocolate.

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  • Selve Areal, Thun, Switzerland

    We were in Thun this past weekend, with a couple of friends from Zürich who’d come down for a day of “strobism” (the art of non-studio-based photography using portable flash units for illumination). As well as locations in Spiez and Gwatt, we sneaked into the dilapidated Selve area in Thun, where old factories, once converted […]

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