This series of photographs is offering a short journey around Switzerland, a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, bordering with France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy.
Switzerland (the Swiss Confederation) consists of following 20 cantons (states) and 6 half-cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserhoden*, Appenzell Innerhoden*, Basel Landschaft*, Basel Stadt*, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Glarus, Graubünden, Jura, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Nidwalden*, Obwalden*, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug and Zurich (*=half-canton).
From each canton I’ll post 2 photos and from each half-canton 1 photo, total 46 photographs.
The Canton of Schaffhausen is the northernmost canton of Switzerland. It is located north of Canton Zurich and west of Lake Constance. The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe and lie on the border of the canton of Schaffhausen and canton of Zurich.
Except short borderline with canton Zurich, the canton of Schaffhausen is almost entirely surrounded by Germany. The capital city is Schaffhausen.
There are 35 buildings or sites in Schaffhausen that are listed as Swiss heritage sites of national significance.
This photo was taken in the old portion of the city, which has many fine Renaissance era buildings decorated with exterior frescos and sculptures. The captured building was built by rich merchant family in year 1721. Famous Swiss Franz Carl Weber toy shop is located at the ground level of this old building.
Schaffhausen is located 170km northeast from Bern and 52km north from Zurich.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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carlo62 (23738) 2012-08-21 5:09
architetture e bellezze locali, un bel connubio, fanno sempre parte delle belle composizioni.
Splendidi i riflessi sulle finestre e bel tocco i vasi di geraniin chiusura.
batalay (34109) 2012-08-21 5:30
You've used the subdued light to eliminate harsh shadows. The young blond serves as a strong focal point, and the brilliant a peppering of "Swiss red" in the sign create highlights.
holmertz (34669) 2012-08-21 6:42
This is a nice combination of a fine building and an attractive woman, seated in the rigt spot facing the right direction. Red flowers and red and green signs are fine details, and so are the reflections in the windows.
chrisvek (6997) 2012-08-21 6:56
Wonderful shot which express totally details of daily life.Very nice framing and POV too.Very well done!
Have a nice week
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-08-21 7:44
The day seems to pass peacefully to this young woman. The composition is very pleasant. Light and reflections give luster to the photo. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
bema (26205) 2012-08-21 11:52
Hallo und Gruezi, Miro,
a very fine series about the charming country of Switzerland, which i travelled through several times on my way to Italy on our way to Greece..
thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd
Graal (94186) 2012-08-21 23:53
very nice facade of house here. Good vertical format and composition. I like the details. Well photowork and note.
Have a nice day.
danos (80967) 2012-08-22 1:25
one more nice representative diamond of Switzerland is this one,with the lady to smoke carefree in front of its entrance.I like the details as the clarity and the sharpness of the image.
Have a good week,danos
baddori (19153) 2012-08-22 23:12
Switzerland and Europe.
All nations on TV on the news, and very rarely news.
Their neutrality, their isolation.
Tourism disceto chosen for the rich and, as monsters order and cleanliness in a context where everything and precise.
The photo, an artistic touch.
ikeharel (48368) 2012-08-23 8:20
Good evening Miro,
Don't know what to appreciate more: The fine architecture details on the facade, or the beautiful typical lady you managed to add here.
This town, as I assume, has a great influence from German culture, notable on this street view.
I wish you a nice trip to Italia.
fabbs99 (14463) 2012-09-13 13:12
Although a very simple composition of the facade of the building, but the presence of the young lady sitting on the bench has added a lot of attraction in it.Clear and lucid image with nice framing to get a beautiful glimpse of the Swiss town.TFS
Regards and keep sharing
bona (11957) 2012-10-04 10:33
love this photo. The pretty woman seat thining in her life and this beautiful building in the background.
cpontoal (254) 2013-01-31 8:40
hello. how are you? I waint here... he is lated
jcpix (9324) 2013-04-04 18:37
As much as I enjoy the beauty of this facade, and the fine composition, it's the moment captured here that I find the most compelling. This womans gaze upward gives a wonderful sense of intrigue...just what is it that has her attention?? It leaves me wanting to know more, and I think that's what makes this brilliant! Even without the inquisitive expression, this would still have captured a perfect, calm and peaceful time on the streets. Lovely presentation, thanks for sharing this fun little moment. Have a great day.
All the best,
abmdsudi (36344) 2013-05-21 5:11
Another great shot and expressive crop, it's the combination of contrasting colours, shapes and its unique architecutral style that caught attentions. A charming facade with bags of delicate details to absorb and a lively human presence giving a nice touch. The lighting is pleasantly exposed achieving an appealing effect with your exquisite work as usual. Congrats.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-21 4:53