Tag: switzerland

Aug 17, 2014

Picture of the Day: Cabin on the Matterhorn

Picture of the Day: Cabin on the Matterhorn

Photograph by Juan Rubiano | juanrubiano.com A beautiful view of the Swiss landscape with a cabin in the foreground and the mighty Matterhorn looming in the background. What a view! The photograph was taken by Juan Rubiano, who says this photo was not retouched or ‘enhanced’ in Photoshop and that it isn’t HDR; just…

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Mar 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND Photograph by STEFFEN SAUDER Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). Oeschinen is fed…

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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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