Posts about Switzerland

Switzerland, a quadrilingual country in the middle of Europe, has been my home since 2001.

Bern band Choo Choo in 2010

New Choo Choo portfolio page

Long-time visitors to the site may vaguely remember that I used to collaborate photographically with Bern pop band Choo Choo.

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Axalp in the snow

Axalp in the snow

Walking in the snowy landscape of Axalp, high above Lake Brienz in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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Spoilt for choice

With so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

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Swallows on a telephone wire

Last of the swallows

Last of the swallows for this year, I suspect. I haven’t seen them around much this year at home, but there were dozens out yesterday, feeding their young before their long journey. (We have a perfectly-positioned telephone wire near our balcony, so it’s a great spot to watch and to photograph them.)

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Bluebells in Switzerland

Until I moved to Switzerland, my interest in photography was mainly confined to recording what I was up to; from time with friends and family, to documentary photography on the streets of London and capturing scenes when I was on holiday. I had begun getting interested in landscape photography after a few visits to the […]

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A nerve-wracking trip to Birg cable-car station

My only cable-car trip into the high Alps this past winter season was in February. Webcam confirmation of a fabulous cloud inversion encouraged me to get into the mountains after a long abstinence. I expected the visit to be be a nerve-wracking experience thanks to so many people wearing their coronavirus face-masks around their chins, […]

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Uferweg Iseltwald

A pedestrian-only footpath through the woods and cliffs on the southern shore of Lake Brienz.

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Schloss Habsburg

A mighty family rose from a little castle amongst the fields in Swiss canton Aargau.

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Strandbad Rheinfelden

About as close as we can get to visiting Germany at the moment; the car park next to the Rhine on the edge of Switzerland. (The river marks the northern border.)

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