Posts about Jo

Auto Cemetery, Kaufdorf, Switzerland

The Autofriedhof (car cemetery) is an extraordinary collection of rotting cars, dumped by a spare parts salesman on land behind his workshops since the 1930s in Kaufdorf, between Thun and Bern. The cars, in varying stages of decomposition, have remained untouched since they were abandoned in the woods and are now mainly collapsed hulks. The […]

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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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The Leica Experience

I used a Leica M8 for a minute or so yesterday; my first ever hands-on experience of the digital version of a classic rangefinder camera.

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Late Night Laughter

Jo at the Kornhauskeller bar in Bern, towards the end of a wonderful evening with Switzerland-based friends to celebrate our upcoming wedding.

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Fiancées

Photo by Jo’s dad Roy in September, when we visited Männlichen for the day with him and Jo’s mum Pat.

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The Beginning of the Engagement

I’d not planned all that much about it, though one thing was certain. Some months earlier, it had come to me in a brain-wave. I wanted to ask Jo to marry me by the light of stars and moon, on the banks of the lake in the town where we live.

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The Ring

I designed Jo’s engagement ring myself and it was made by a goldsmith associated with Rolf Dillmann in Berne. The ring contains two rubies and a diamond on a white gold band in a classic design. The band is slim where it joins the setting and increases in breadth towards the rear of the ring, […]

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Yes

Yesterday evening, Jo agreed to be my wife. I am both the luckiest and happiest man alive.

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