May 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: Head in the Clouds

 

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

 

Head in the clouds

 

Surely one of the best locations for a bench the Sifter has ever seen. Oh the conversations to be had there! This beautiful photograph was taken by Svetlana Peric at the top of the Männlichen, a 2,343 metre (7,687 ft) mountain in the Swiss Alps located within the Canton of Berne.

It can be reached from Wengen by the Luftseilbahn Wengen-Männlichen (LWM) cable-car, or from Grindelwald using the Gondelbahn Grindelwald-Männlichen (GM) gondola. It then takes 15 minutes to walk to the summit. It is a popular viewpoint over the Lauterbrunnen valley and a popular start location for hikers and skiers. [Source]

The Canton of Bern is the second largest of the 26 Swiss cantons by both surface area and population. Located in west-central Switzerland, it borders the Canton of Jura and the Canton of Solothurn to the north. The canton of Bern is bilingual and has a population (as of 31 December 2010) of 979,802. [Source]

The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own borders, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848. [Source]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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