Windows

On a recent hike in the canton of Jura, Switzerland, we ended in the town of St. Ursanne, a medieval walled-in town with a 12 century church.  This unique area is considered the Jewel of the Jura, and a quick visit, it is easy to see why.  Fascinating architecture, set in the midst of the Jura white stone mountains, is almost a step back in time.  Below are the windows of the cloister next to the church.

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

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Botanical Macro

The Merian Gärten is perhaps one place in Basel, Switzerland we frequent the most.  All throughout the year, one can find many varieties of flowers, plants and trees.  On a recent visit this August, armed with just a macro lens, we set off to see what we could capture.  The details, textures, and structures are always captivating.  Here is just a sampling from our visit.

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In the Alps #8

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.

In the Alps, you are at the mercy of the elements in all of its forms, but while in them, you sometimes catch a glimpse of nature’s majestic beauty as we did one evening as the sun set and the mist lifted.  We stayed a few nights at Obersteinberg, a great Alpine Berghaus with expansive views at the end of a quite valley far past the tourist crowds of Lauterbrunen.

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Change

Change, delta, variation, increment; a noticed transitory deviation from prior spacial awareness.  In this case, temperature.  The small, nearly unnoticeable, change to all who choose to ignore adds up to significant changes in our environment, our way of life.

This photo was taken from the Trifthütte in the Swiss Alps, and is of the Triftglacier.  Once so great in its magnitude, one would have to cross it to get to the hütte.  Today, you would need to hike 3 hours to get to the view I have captured.  For more on the Trifthütte and how to get there, or here to get to another view point.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta.