Photo of the Week

Tucked away in the Alps, above the familiar town of Grindelwld, Switzerland, is the wonderful Burghaus Bort.  Open nearly the entire year, they are hosts to hikers, tourists, and at this time of year skiers.  For more information check out a full write up on Burghaus Bort here. This photo was taken on a snowy December evening, a cozy place to stay for the night, or several nights!

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This port is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambiance

In the Alps #3

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

This photo was taken from Berghaus Schäfler with Säntis in the background (with the spire).  In the foreground is Altenalptürm, an  outcropping menace of limestone looming over an equally impressive trail (not for those with vertigo) which leads to Säntis.

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Macro Life

Life is small, fragile, and yet bigger than each of us.  We are tiny on a landscape of vast openness, vulnerable to the world, the environment, each other and ourselves.  Although small in relativity, here is to the hope that we can be bigger than ourselves, greater than our fears, and open to the world of possibility that allow us to achieve better for each other.

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This is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

This photo was taken in Reykjavik, Iceland from the top of Hallgrimskirkja church.

In the Alps #2

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

This photo was taken on the south side of the Alps from the village of Belalp.  The fences reduce the chance of an avalanche and the jagged peaks emerging from the clouds is the southern spine of Gross Fusshorn (obscured).

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Fall Hike – Rebenweg

One of our favorite hikes in the fall is through vineyards.  Perhaps it is the rolling hills, terraced vegetation, changing colors, and fantastic light which all culminate in an ideal and casual stroll.  Here is a photo recap of our latest walk from Buus to Maisprach in the Basel-Land area.  This short hike was only 5km, but can be extended further to Wintersingen or Reinfelden.

For more fall hikes check out the vineyards in Muttenz, Trübsee in Engelberg, or the Sculpture trail in Reinach.