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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.

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Grindelwald by night – a timelapse

A overnight timelapse of the view across the valley from Grindelwald First.

Hiking with Google Street View

“Hiking” the path from Grindelwald First to the Faulhorn and on to Schynige Platte using Google Street View.

In action at Männlichen

Yours truly, in action whilst photographing part of a multi-image panorama at Männlichen in Switzerland last weekend.

Grindelwald First, Switzerland

The mountain restaurant and top cable car station at First, above Grindelwald, affords amazing views down to the valley and to the huge wall of rock opposite: including the famous Eiger North Wall.

Gassenboden, Switzerland

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

The necessary evil

The Swiss need foreigners to keep their tourism industry afloat, but many resent the fact enough to complain about it, publicly and loudly.

Pfingstegg, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Pfingstegg, on an elevated ledge amongst the southern cliff faces in the Grindelwald valley, is the starting point for a great hike. The path is less well-trodden than the easier and more popular routes on Männlichen and First, but offers much more dramatic views than the gentler routes in the valley. Once away from the restaurant… (Read More)

Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

The Jungfraujoch is the prime tourist destination in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region. High atop a mountain “saddle” between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, it’s accessible by taking a cog-wheel train which makes its way to the summit through a tunnel carved into the mountain. Temperatures in winter can plunge a low way below freezing, but we… (Read More)