PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: SWITZERLAND !

Photos of the Week: 8/30/2018:  Switzerland / A photographers paradise !

 

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Was I kidding?  Switzerland just could be one of the best photo opportunities in the world!

Switzerland with it’s majestic mountains, it’s beautiful valleys and the wonderful little cottages, makes this a photographers dream place.  The colors are rich, the people are amazing, and the food is a delight.  Come now, as we go on this photographic journey into one of the most beautiful places in the world.  SWITZERLAND:

 

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Measuring 14,30 miles, weighing 11 billion tonnes and with ice up to 2,950ft thick, the Aletsch Glacier is the longest river of ice in the Alps. http://bit.ly/Aletsch__Glacier 
#Fact: if you melted down this giant mass of ice, it would be enough to supply everyone on the planet with 33 ounces of water a day for 4.5 years.

 

 

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📍Luzern,

 

 

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The most famous mountain in Switzerland:  The mighty Matterhorn 

 

 

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Zürich

 

 

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How about a hike through the most beautiful moorland at the sörenberg

 

 

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Sämtisersee

 

 

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Roches de Moron,

 

 

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From Schaffhausen Bay Halen (Bus 5 from station) via gene to thay

 

 

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Lausanne

 

 

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The Matterhorn lies on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Yet its summit belongs mostly to Africa. That’s right!

 

 

The Matterhorn (GermanMatterhorn [ˈmatərˌhɔrn]ItalianCervino [tʃerˈviːno]FrenchMont Cervin [mɔ̃ sɛʁvɛ̃]) is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, whose summit is 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high, making it one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe.[note 3] The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points and are split by the HörnliFurggenLeone/Lion, and Zmutt ridges. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, to the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. Just east of the Matterhorn is Theodul Pass, the main passage between the two valleys on its north and south sides, and a trade route since the Roman Era.

The Matterhorn was studied by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in the late eighteenth century, who was followed by other renowned naturalists and artists, such as John Ruskin, in the nineteenth century. It remained unclimbed after most of the other great Alpine peaks had been attained and became the subject of an international competition for the summit. The first ascent of the Matterhorn was finally made in 1865 from Zermatt by a party led by Edward Whymperwhich ended disastrously when four of its members fell to their deaths on the descent. That climb and disaster, later portrayed in several films, marked the end of the golden age of alpinism.[3] The north face was not climbed until 1931 and is amongst the three biggest north faces of the Alps, known as “The Trilogy”. The west face, which is the highest of the Matterhorn’s four faces, was completely climbed only in 1962. It is estimated that over 500 alpinists have died on the Matterhorn since the first climb in 1865, making it one of the deadliest peaks in the world.

 

EAST                     SOUTH                 WEST                     NORTH

The four different sides to the Matterhorn.   When you look at the Matterhorn, there are 4 different sides.  When you read the description above, climbers would try to pick a side to climb the mountain.  So, each side had it’s challenges, and each side took it’s toll of lives.  This is a very hard mountain to climb, but as they say:  “because it’s there”

 

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Castle Heidegg, gel started

 

 

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Château de Gruyères

 

 

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Whether flag throwing, yodeling or cheese making, these activities aren’t just fun but also typically Swiss

 

 

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Beautiful view about lucerne

 

 

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Swiss experiences to put on your bucket list – our August highlight: the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge

 

 

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Villa Honegg, ennetbürgen

 

 

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River running in Switzerland.  

 

 

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Grand Canyon: immense gorge, unique stone formations, glorious natural surroundings. We can offer this too. Switzerland’s Grand Canyon is called Creux du Van and boasts impressive 525-feet-high vertical rock faces and a 2.5-miles-long and 0.65-mile-wide valley basin

 

 

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Ireland is a land of green meadows, idyllic rolling countryside and rugged rock faces… but you can also find all of this here too. Although you (probably) won’t find any leprechauns, Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland certainly has an Irish feel to it

 

 

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Gruyère, Emmentaler, Appenzeller… Did you know that the Swiss get through nearly 48.5 pounds of cheese every year? They eat nearly twice as much cheese as chocolate

 

 

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328ft high, 558ft long and close enough to touch the Trift Glacier. The Trift Bridge in the Bernese Oberland is one of the most spectacular suspension bridges in the Alps. 

 

 

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We’re good at building houses into rock faces in Switzerland. Gasthaus Aescher is rightly famous – but Verena Gorge Hermitage in Solothurn is impressive too.

 

Wow!  What a beautiful and diverse country.  I think the people are happy there because they are surrounded with amazing landscapes.  This is truly a beautiful country.  If you enjoyed these beautiful pictures, you can enjoy more of these by visiting their websites.  This is just a small sampling of the many photos available to see.  Please visit their websites:

https://www.facebook.com/MySwitzerlandNA/?tn-str=k*F

And:

https://www.facebook.com/schweizliebe/

 

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2 Comments on “PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: SWITZERLAND !

  1. Switzerland was one of our stops on our most recent European adventure. It was indeed a photographer’s paradise! And interesting stat about the cheese – I do think it’s the only place where I’ve seen cheese vending machines.

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