Posts tagged ‘Grimselpass’
Still some mountain road to climb …
… the last bends before reaching the last pass of the tour, the Sustenpass.
Time for a walk towards the last glacier, at the base of Sustenjoch …
… and when the alpine path gets too long, the zoom comes to help.
Hydroelectric dams, pipelines, high voltage lines frame this alien panorama.
In smaller lakes water is pumped up when electricity cost drops …
… and the same water is then released into pipelines to downhill turbines close to bigger lakes, thus producing new low cost electricity.
Pictures shot with D800 plus 16-35 mm f/4 – Click each picture to magnify
If I was ever a fan of rail transport, this HG 3/4 would have been my favourite.
Black smoke from the firebox, white steam from the pressure boiler.
A quick stop to tank water and coal, and on the track again!
Sharp your eyes from the Rhone glacier down into the valley and you might see it climbing up the steep track between the road and the Rhone river.
take your chance to explore one of the most spectacular roads of Switzerland.
Sharp bends and steep down-hills
to reach the young, rapid Rhone river
On-the-road, stop-and-go pictures shot despite almost-unforgiving motor-bike policemen… with my D800 plus 70-200 VR-II or 16-35 f/4. Click to magnify