Switzerland

Aerial photo of Zurich's Prime Tower

The Prime Tower

Even in real life, the Prime Tower in Zurich looks like an architect’s digitally created visualization. It was the tallest building in Switzerland until 2011.

A new view of a well-known scene

It’s wonderful to find a new, photographically perfect viewpoint in a place I know so well. (Of course, on a day when I only had my smartphone with me.) Expect to see more shots from this spot in Grindelwald!

Plus ça change

Ten years ago in the main concourse at Bern’s main railway station.

As far as the barrier, and beyond

I love the alpine Susten Pass road and the mountain scenery there, particularly the area around the Steingletscher glacier and nearby hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited in spring – before the upper reaches of the road have been cleared of snow – so Jo and I took a drive and walked… (Read More)

Using a drone subtly

Using a drone isn’t all about “aerial photography”, but, for me, about the ability to get better angles for photos which are otherwise out of reach.

Aerial photography with the Mavic Air

After a lot of deliberation, a few months’ saving, and a lot of review videos and articles, I decided to buy a drone.

Christmas with an iPhone

We spent the Christmas and New Year period travelling to Scotland and back by road again.

Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald, December 2017

The best time to visit the mountain villages near our home is between the tourist seasons, when many hotels are closed and the valleys, cable cars and mountain cableways are much quieter. We drove up to Grindelwald shortly before Christmas, to visit the mountain restaurant at Schreckfeld, where deep snow and temperatures as low as… (Read More)

A cold, cold afternoon

It had been a beautifully sunny start to the day, but by the time we’d driven up to Grindelwald, the clouds had taken over and the temperature had plummeted. We had to use a plastic loyalty card to scrape the ice from the inside of the cable car window, and the fondue at the mountain… (Read More)

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