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Memories of a warm Swiss Autumn by the Pfaeffikersee

Winter is cool and snow and ice and skiing … but still those last Indian summer days are difficult to be replaced.






Enjoy them in pictures as I enjoyed them live by the Pfaeffikersee ! Click them to magnify.

The mountain trail of the five-likes: pure Swissness in Pizol (Glarus)

If you have a long weekend to spend in Zurich and you are curious to hike on Alps, don’t miss the classic hike of the 5 lakes in Pizol. It is just a 90-minute car drive off Zurich. Here below the second lake.


Via an easy trail you reach the third lake..


Amazing panoramas bring you to the fourth lake…


Five hour-long hike for five different lakes, where else?


Where is the 1st lake? Time to hike up to Pizol and find it!

The Perseids above the Gotthard Pass, Switzerland, 2013.


I reached the tears of Saint Lawrence
Up there on Gotthard pass.


They guided me white and shiny above the road
I drove, a black ribbon between stones and sky.


Up there, in the darkness of the Alps
the tears of Saint Lawrence became mine.

To become yours too, click on the pictures and find them in the original and magnified picture, respectively 1, 2 and 3 falling stars are waiting for you. On the bottom left of the Milky way is Perseus, above is Cassiopeia, in the middle of each picture is the Galaxy of Andromeda (click here for a small map) ! Pictures shot with Nikon D800 mounting a Nikon 16-35 mm f/4.

The night sky over Brunnen fires: a night on the Swiss Alps with D800


After a 5-hour-long hike up-and-down from Stoos to Fronalpstock with camera-tele-50mm-wideangle-tripod on my back …


… the night of the 1st of August covered the sky and the peaks of Rigi and Pilatus and the Mythen and the lake boats with fire…


Wood-fire and fireworks in a night enlighten by the Milky Way.


Up there, through Scorpio to down there on Lake Lucerne, billions of fires turned on.


What a show the night sky on the Alps… watch it at least once in your life…


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