On Saturday we were then still in Chamonix on the road. For the early and late shots, I was able to take pictures from the hotel window. There, Mont Blanc itself was less present than the Aiguille du Midi, but the tranquility of the shots makes up for that. From the hotel and at the […]
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In the afternoon, after we checked into the hotel, we took the rack railroad to the Mer de Glace. With 70€ no bargain, the ride is still worth it. When you see how small the glacier there has become, it makes you think…
On the way from Freiburg to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc we passed Lake Geneva through Montreux in the best weather and then later drove through the canton of Valais into the Alps. Definitely, Lake Geneva is a place to consider for a vacation once.
At first, rain was predicted for the whole day. Nevertheless, a short detour to Colmar you can do, if it’s nothing, you can always go back. The first surprise was “great weather”. As if someone had sawed a hole in the clouds above Colmar. Superb, that leaves itself already well. This morning was weekly market, […]
A planned visit to the area there was definitely the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. Well, that was – weather-wise – the worst day of the trip. Well, that’s how it is… It’s quite spectacular, but also very crowded, even in bad weather (I don’t think I’d want to go there in good weather; it must […]
On the way back from Basel to Freiburg, we made a detour to Ronchamp. Here stands the pilgrimage church of Le Corbusier. Ok, more is not to be seen there 🙂
I had picked out a few photo locations for architecture before the trip. On the German side, this was the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. The light there was unfortunately already too bright, yet the Vitra Design Museum designed by Frank Gehry and the Vitra House. Unfortunately for us, there was a rubble […]
In the second post about Fanal I had shown a sequence of pictures showing how the clouds come over the cloud forest and disappear again. Here is a suitable video.
The Pico Ruivo is with 1861m the highest mountain on Madeira. A well-developed hiking trail leads from the car park to the top of the mountain. The way was quite exhausting, especially the last 500 meters. After 2500 meters you reach the above shown house, approx. 500 meters before the summit (where it gets quite […]
The so-called “Valley of the Nuns” Curral das Freiras was also on our list. However, it was not quite the expected highlight. Especially at the Miradouro do Curral das Freiras there are many tourists, who are driven up by busses during a day trip.