Posts about view

Faltschen, Kandertal, Switzerland

Dense, grey fog on the lakes in the Bernese Oberland means that it’s best to head for the surrounding hills and mountains to get above the cloud and into the sunshine. We took a drive up a road we’d never used before – an unrestricted, toll-free one for a change – and ended up high […]

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Rose garden… before the roses

The Rosengarten (Rose Garden) in Bern is high on the hill to the east of the city, with fantastic views across the Aare meander and the lower part of the old city.

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Spiez Castle Garden

A new page added to my website today as the latest in a long line of improvements and extensions for 2011; this one for the town I call home: Spiez.

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Take the tourist shot

When I first planned to hike to Bachalp above Grindelwald, I had envisaged not taking the photo above. However, the reception which the photo has received since posting it to Flickr has made me glad that I did.

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Derwentwater, Cumbria

The white house on the lakeside at Derwentwater is a place I try to return to when I visit the Lake District, as it is perfectly placed for landscape photographic composition. I first saw the house in a photo by my friend Francis Spooner and have been re-visiting since the mid 1990s. This time, Jo […]

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Room with a view, Lille

After the hotel we’d planned to stay in en route to the Channel lost our reservation and was unable to accommodate us, we diverted to Lille and stayed at the Novotel in the city. We’d never been there before and were pleasantly surprised; a distinctly Parisian feel but with a quiet and less polluted city […]

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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.

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