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River Po, Turin, Italy

River Po, Italy

The famous weir across the River Po in Turin, Italy, across which stunt drivers took three Mini Coopers for the classic version of The Italian Job fifty years ago.

10th May 2018 | Read more »

Laufenburg am Rhein, Germany/Switzerland

Laufenburg am Rhein

The picturesque and history-rich town of Laufenburg straddles the river Rhine: one half being in Switzerland, the other in Germany.

3rd April 2016 | Read more »

Schloss Laufen, Switzerland

Schloss Laufen and the Rhine Falls

Information and tips for photographing the large Rhine waterfalls at Neuhausen, near the northern border of Switzerland.

3rd April 2016 | Read more »

Unterseen, Switzerland

I used to visit the Bödelibad leisure centre regularly. Before I had a car, I used to catch the train to Interlaken West station and walk from there. The route takes you along the river Aare, forming the border between Unterseen and Interlaken, leading to a footbridge with this…

5th August 2015 | Read more »

Untertorbrücke, Bern

The Untertorbrücke is one of the oldest bridges in Bern, crossing the river Aare. The first bridge was built of wood on this site and opened in 1256, and was replaced in 1489 by a more substantial, fortified stone version. It was Bern’s only bridge until 1834 and has stood in…

30th May 2015 | Read more »

Aare You Safe?

Swimming in the river Aare is a regular summer pastime of the Bernese in Switzerland. But there are occasionally mishaps. The campaign “Aare You Safe?” is intended to remind the public of the dangers of swimming in the river: not with a wagging finger but with a “cheeky…

25th June 2014 | Read more »

Parcours on the Altenbergsteg bridge in Bern

Parcours on the Altenbergsteg bridge in Bern

Être Fort (“Be Strong”) parcours athlete Simon Gfeller crosses the Altenbergsteg bridge in Bern the hard way: by hand, across the underside of the iron framework.

24th June 2014 | Read more »

The Severn Crossings

The first crossing for the M4 motorway across the River Severn was opened in 1966. This bridge features heavily in my memories of travelling to Pembrokeshire as a child, as well as later visits to friends at university in Cardiff. Back then, I didn’t know the extent of…

30th November 2013 | Read more »

“Aareböötle”

I took part in our company day out yesterday, when we went down the river Aare from Schwellenmätteli in Bern, beneath the towering heights of Bern’s old city, to Eymatt, on the north western edge of the city suburbs. Although it sounds like a city-centre trip,…

31st August 2013 | Read more »

Never-ending story

The view across the river and weir at Schwellenmätteli in Bern is wonderful on a late summer evening, and will be vastly improved from a photographic perfectionist’s point of view once the restoration work on the minster is complete. If I understand this article on Swiss newspaper website Der…

21st August 2013 | Read more »

Swimming with the fish

Swimming in the river Aare is a hobby I’ve taken up this year with gusto, having been initiated by colleagues at work last summer. Once past Bern, the river slows down as it meanders through the countryside and the greenness of the pastures below the ridge of the Jura…

20th August 2013 | Read more »

A pint with a view

I’m sometimes asked for tips on places to see and to visit in London. Among other things, visitors want to know where to eat and my usual tip – especially in the summer – is the Tattershall Castle. Although it may sound like the name of a pub, it’s…

19th August 2013 | Read more »

London bridge trivia

In the British Parliament building, the Palace of Westminster, there are two parliamentary houses. The House of Commons is in the northern part of the building, in which ministers sit on green leather benches. In the southern part of the building is the House of Lords; here, incumbents sit on…

27th May 2013 | Read more »

The Shard

The Shard opened today in London and I’m looking forward to seeing Konstantin‘s photos, when he goes up to the viewing gallery – 245 metres above street level – this weekend. Firstly because I greatly enjoy seeing aerial photos of the city, but also because I received (as…

1st February 2013 | Read more »

Aareschwumm

Aareschwumm

Swimming in the river at Bern in Switzerland.

22nd August 2012 | Read more »

Back in town

I'm on the train back to the provinces after a fleeting visit of around 36 hours to London. It's been incredibly tiring as I've tried to pack in as much as I can in the time I've had. The daily travel cards I've bought - at a fairly reasonable £7 each - have done their fair share of taking the load off my feet; especially today, when I've had a rucksack and tripod with me after checking out of my hotel in Earls Court. 

20th June 2012 | Read more »

I miss London

…and I react with a start every time I realize how long it’s been since I was last there.

3rd February 2012 | Read more »

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

This medieval bridge in Florence, rebuilt in 1345, is the only one remaining which is lined on both sides by shops. Originally hosting butcher shops, the bridge has been populated by jewellers and goldsmiths since the late sixteenth century. The bridge is the only one in Florence to have survived…

5th September 2011 | Read more »

Salmon Leap

Photographing salmon leaping isn't as easy as it first appears.

12th November 2010 | Read more »

The precision of traditional landscape photography

A view of the river Aare at Unterseen, next to Interlaken, and some thoughts on the meticulous detail of traditional landscape photography.

31st October 2010 | Read more »

Schwellenmätteli, Bern

The Schwellenmätteli is a restaurant built on the banks of the Aare river, beneath the Kirchenfeld bridge and the old city of Bern.

4th May 2010 | Read more »

Bern city from Gurten

A panoramic view of the river Aare and much of the city of Bern, including the old town, the federal palace and minster. Photographed from the top of the viewing tower atop the neighbouring hill at Gurten.

29th April 2010 | Read more »

Stock Ghyll Beck, Cumbria

One of the many hundreds of gems which lie in folders in my cupboard; one of the thousands of frames taken over the years with traditional film cameras.

21st July 2009 | Read more »

Ponte Vecchio

A gem from the couple of hundred 35mm frames I've scanned today: the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy.

29th March 2009 | Read more »