Posts about Switzerland

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

Martinsloch, Grindelwald

The sun shines through a small hole in the rock face of the Eiger at Grindelwald for a couple of minutes, twice every year.

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Video screenshot - me at Lobhörner in August 2018

Review of 2018

It’s been a very difficult year, but the sadness has been diluted a little with some lovely memories along the way. Here’s to a better 2019.

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cubetech Desk Memories

The farewell photo of my fourth office desk in Switzerland, before I start afresh in the Bernese Oberland.

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Krattigen, Switzerland

Softly, softly

Wide vistas with blue skies and imposing mountains may be good camera fodder, but they can also become a bit monotonous.

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Green ripples

I was intrigued by this effect. Although the photo looks like green sand, the ripples are actually light and shade cast by the sun on the rippling surface of the lake.

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Dark clouds over Thun’s Panorama shopping centre

Black over Will’s Mother’s

One of the phrases which comes down from generation to generation in Britain, which is used when seeing dark, stormy clouds in the distance. Quick online research shows that the phrase dates back to the 19th century at least, but there appears to be no clear indication of its initial origin.

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Col du Pierre Pertuis, Jura

Pierre Pertuis

In an unassuming bit of forest in the Jura mountains, a small road leads between the towns of Sonceboz and Tavannes, which leads up and over a small pass between the two neighbouring valleys. In the woods just before you get to Tavannes is a band of limestone cliff, in which there is an arch, […]

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