Posts about Niesen

The Niesen is a mountain, located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps, overlooking the lake of Thun. It is often called “The Swiss Pyramid”.

Niesen and Moosbode

Autumn mists and snow on the peaks signals the arrival of autumn in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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Moonshine

We’re exchanging our wonderful view of the Niesen with a wonderful view of Lake Thun at the end of next week, so the moon decided to put on a special show for us this evening.

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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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Thun on an Autumn Morning

Sometimes a hunch pays off; here in the case of a quick diversion off the motorway on the way to work to take some shots of the “city of the alps”: Thun, on the fringes of the Bernese Oberland.

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Morning mist over Thun

Sometimes a hunch pays off; here in the case of a quick diversion off the motorway on the way to work to take some shots of the "city of the alps": Thun, on the fringes of the Bernese Oberland.

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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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Alps from Kleinhöchstetten

Since buying a car, I’ve been on the search for a location from which to shoot my perfect view of the Alps near where I live. This wasn’t it, and the light was far from perfect, but I like it anyway.

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This is where I live

The view from the Allmistübli restaurant, high above the lower Simmen valley, Lake Thun and the town I call home: Spiez, in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.

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Seenachtsfest Spiez

The Seenachtsfest took place last weekend in Spiez, so Jo and I headed up with our friend Beat to the vineyards near our home, where there is a commanding view across the castle, lake and surrounding mountains.

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Seenachtsfest Spiez

Fireworks from a lofty viewpoint amongst the vines in Spiez. For a new blog post at Permanent Tourist: permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/07/seenachtsfest-spiez/ (This photo is a combination of photographs, stitched together to form a panoramic image.)

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