Tag Archives: Schwarzsee

Half buried but alive

Winter is tough when for several months you are half buried in snow, but the coniferous trees of the Alps are used to it and they do indeed survive. This image was taken within a minute or two of the … Continue reading

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Matterhorn North Face

Skiing is the fastest way to move around the mountains, and it can get you to places that would take two or three hours to walk to. This is one of my favourite places in the Zermatt valley – Stafelalp, … Continue reading

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Early morning light

Yesterday I caught a cable-car ride to Schwarzsee and this was one of the views that greeted me. Some mornings take your breath away. The light had a softness to it and a thin veil of mist hung over the … Continue reading

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Ancient and Modern

Development of our towns and cities is a fact of life. It also extends to Alpine villages like Zermatt. I can’t remember when I last visited Zermatt and didn’t see the village’s skyline interrupted by at least one crane: the … Continue reading

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