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Cudrefin, Switzerland

Rain clouds gathering over the Jura mountains, before coursing down to Lake Neuchâtel, near the unofficial border between French- and German-speaking Switzerland.

Creux-du-Van, Switzerland

Creux-du-Van is a huge, natural rock amphitheatre in the Jura mountains. A 500-metre-high wall of rock provides safe haven for ibex and birds, whilst hiking paths around the area are a popular destination for walkers of all calibres. When we visited, the karst limestone landscape reminded us strongly of northern England, with limestone poking through… (Read More)

Creux-du-Van

Yorkshire meets Switzerland in the limestone landscape of Creux-du-Van, above Neuchâtel.

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Jura

My friends Yannick and Lea made another film last summer of an extended journey around the Jura mountains, on the northern edge of Switzerland and into France. It’s quite delightful and rounded off wonderfully by the music they’ve used, which they composed and produced themselves. I am envious of their talent, it must be said.

Such a backlog

A shot from a late autumn drive through the Jura mountains on the way home from Basel; one of many, many photos in a backlogged queue of shots I’d like to share.

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.

The view from Jura

A wonderfully panoramic view of the Bernese Alps from the Jura mountains, close to the Swiss border with France.

The Grotto of Saint Columba

Deep in the Jura mountains is a large cave; easily accessible, as it sits alongside the main road which winds its way through the bottom of the Pichoux Gorge. In the cave is a shrine to the Christian St. Columba of Spain.