Posts about mönch

Spiez BE

Moonrise over the Bernese Oberland; the Mönch peeks above the Leissiggrat. Delicious painterly effect thanks to the crappy low-resolution point-and-shoot digital camera I had in 2004 :)

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The Saddle

The Jungfraujoch station, tourist destination and meteorological research centre sits on the “saddle” between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The weather was fine enough to spend some time outside when we visited, so I took the opportunity to stomp through the snow to the very base of the Mathildespitze, a high outcrop beneath the main […]

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The Saddle

The Jungfraujoch station, tourist destination and meteorological research centre sits on the "saddle" between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The weather was fine enough to spend some time outside when we visited, so I took the opportunity to stomp through the snow to the very base of the Mathildespitze, a high outcrop beneath the main […]

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The view from Jura

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

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Mountain Postcards

I saw a few trestles outside a book store in Zurich a couple of weeks ago, and a quick peruse lead me to the book Die Bergpostkarten by German artist Emil Nolde.

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Braving the elements

Delighted that my parents braved the cold and wintry conditions to see that with the right outdoor gear and the right dosage of warm soup, Switzerland is just as beautiful in winter as in summer. :)

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Heading into the Alps

Thanks go to Jo for spotting the potential of this view as we headed through the countryside earlier this evening. After setting up the camera and preparing the left side of the panoramic shot, all I had to do was wait for the intercity from Bern to pass by and under the adjacent bridge, and […]

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Neuhaus and the Dreigestirn from Beatenberg

"Dreigestirn", literally translated, means three stars. This is a name often accorded locally to the famous three mountain peaks at the centre of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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