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A day in Zermatt (Switzerland), up to Gornegrat.

In the cog-wheel train, waiting to reach the peak.

Here we are, his majesty the Matterhorn in the background

A short hike to admire the massive of Mount Rosa and its glaciers

A final selfie at lake Riffelsee

Shade against sunburns, waiting for the train down

Ni hao (hallo in Chinese) beats Grüezi (hallo in Swiss German). Click each picture to enlarge

Rocks we were and rocks we will be

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Off the Swiss mountains, piece by piece we fall.

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Stocked into private fences, we are broken and worked

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and piled up as high as what stores us.

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We run in and out, some are left behind

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All of us aiming at the final conveyor, to go back there where we come from. Rocks we were, rocks we will always be.

Yellow flowers of Alpine Vals, Switzerland

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Yellow flowers with mountain peaks

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Yellow flowers with twin stables

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Yellow flowers with mirror

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Yellow flowers with bikers

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Yellow flowers with woman in red

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Yellow flowers with walk through

All pictures of millions of Taraxacum officinale shot in Vals in a full bloom weekend with D800 plus 70-200 VRII

The changing mirror of Klöntalersee (Glarus, Switzerland)

Follow me to the enchanting Klöntalersee in Canton Glarus and enjoy its flat, mirror surface before winds blow down from the mountains of somebody throws in a rock…

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Sometimes it is easier shooting pictures than sorting and organizing them.  If you feel these colours belong to Autumn and not to Winter… you are probably very right!

Hitchcock reloaded: the Swiss syndrome

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Winter seagulls looking for (and finding) food on the shores of Lake Zurich. Click on each picture to magnify.

The dawn of (the Swiss) man

Trittst im Morgenrot daher,
Seh’ ich dich im Strahlenmeer,

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Dich, du Hocherhabener, Herrlicher!
Wenn der Alpen Firn sich rötet,

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Betet, freie Schweizer, betet,
Eure fromme Seele ahnt,

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Eure fromme Seele ahnt,
Gott im hehren Vaterland!

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Gott, den Herrn, im hehren Vaterland!

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All gorgeous picture views from Emetten down to Lucerne Lake shot with D800 + 16-35 f/4. You can find the full Swiss Psalm here.

Let the rain begin for the Fête des Vendanges 2013 de Neuchâtel

A colourful, light and joyful paper rain

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to cover the roads and people of Neuchâtel!

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Because no shelter will be strong enough

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no umbrella wide enough

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no street corner safe enough.

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Everything and everybody will disappear under this colourful rain

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and what will lie down the line … nothing more than confetti on the floor.

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All pictures shot with D800 plus 70-200 VR-II in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, for the harvest festival 2013. Click to magnify each picture!

The end of the road trip at Sustenpass (CH), a new beginning to catch in 2014 ?

Still some mountain road to climb …

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… the last bends before reaching the last pass of the tour, the Sustenpass.

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Time for a walk towards the last glacier, at the base of Sustenjoch …

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… and when the alpine path gets too long, the zoom comes to help.

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And after the best raclette ever at the Berggasthaus Sustenpass Hospiz, time to drive down, back to the valley, back to Zurich

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Winter snow and ice and wind will keep Furka, Grimsel and Sustenpass closed … until the next Spring. See you there in 2014 ?

The blue and white Steinglacier (Steingletscher), towards Sustenpass, Switzerland

If you think Furkapass, Rhone Glacier, Gletsch cogwheel steam rail and Grimslepass were not worth the trip …

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… here comes the road up to the blue and white Steingletscher, after a good night stop in Innertkirchen.

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The magnificent Sustenstrasse climbs up this untouched valley

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cuts through the cliffs via several tunnels carved into the rocks

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and when the valley seems to come to and end without any exit

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here comes the blue and white Steingletscher

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Enjoy this 70-200 mm VR-II zoom view, the other pictures shot with 16-35 mm f/4. Soon the last stop-over of this fantastic voyage though the heart of Switzerland. Click each picture to magnify.

Find the time travelers!

Although in the ancient Roman town of Augusta Raurica,

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these pictures where shot in 2013 …

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Can you spot the time travelers (more or less) hidden in the public?

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There can be more than one…

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Click to magnify…time travelers spotted with a 70-200 VR-II mounted on D800

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