Tag: switzerland

Nov 7, 2013

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Photograph by lkiwaner on Wikimedia Commons Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67…

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Jul 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

Picture of the Day: A Lake in the Mountains

A LAKE IN THE MOUNTAINS Photograph by Ryan Gsell Bachalpsee or Bachse is a lake with an area of 8.06 ha (19.9 acres) close to the First (a minor summit below the Schwarzhorn which can be reached with a cable car) and above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) of Switzerland.…

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May 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

Picture of the Day: Poolside Mountain View

POOLSIDE MOUNTAIN VIEW Photograph by The Cambrian Hotel This is the breathtaking view from the outdoor pool at the Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden, Switzerland. Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps with mountain views in every direction, the year round destination is also within walking distance to the closest ski…

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May 6, 2013

Picture of the Day: This is Bliss

Picture of the Day: This is Bliss

THIS IS BLISS Photograph by THOMAS LEUTHARD | thomasleuthard.com A good book, a beautiful view and a sunny day. What more could you want? This beautiful black and white photograph was taken by Thomas Leuthard in Brunnen, a resort on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, part of the municipality Ingenbohl (Canton of Schwyz),…

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Mar 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Mauvoisin Dam, Switzerland

MAUVOISIN DAM, SWITZERLAND Photograph by Vadim Mahorov @ dedmaxopka.livejournal.com Mauvoisin Dam is a concrete arch dam across the Val de Bagnes on the Dranse de Bagnes stream, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Initial construction on the dam commenced in 1951 and was completed in 1957, with the reservoir filling by 1958.…

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Jan 26, 2013

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

Located in the ski resort and mountaineering village of Zermatt, this beautiful multi-level penthouse was designed by local architect and artist Heinz Julen. The penthouse chalet features large picture windows and glass panels in the roof, bathing the apartment in natural light. The chairs and chandelier were also designed and built by Julen. The…

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May 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: Head in the Clouds

Picture of the Day: Head in the Clouds

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS Photograph by SVETLANA PERIC (ceca67 on Flickr) 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…

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