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 Thurgau is located in north of Switzerland bound by the Lake Constance across which lies Germany and Austria. The river Rhine creates the border to Germany in the northwest. To the south lies the canton of St. Gallen and to the west lie the cantons of Zürich and Schaffhausen. The capital city is Frauenfeld.
This photo shows Fish Market Square of the medieval to baroque old town Arbon on the Lake Constance, tightly surrounded by houses with fountain (woman holding fish) in its centre.
Arbon lies on the Rorschach - Romanshorn - Kreuzlingen passenger ship route and is linked to Germany by busy shipping traffic.
The shores of Lake Constance near Arbon have been inhabited since the Stone Age. During Roman times, Arbon was probably a Roman fort.
The raised situation and view over the lake were strategically important. Since 1957, regular excavations have shown the remains of late Roman fortifications.
The Latin name of Arbon, Arbor Felix (meaning happy tree), first appears in around 280.
Arbon is located 217km northeast from Bern and 100km east 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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Guenther (10915) 2012-09-06 12:30
this looks like a nice place, neat and ... whitout people. Fine composition, thanks for sharing.
Have a nice evening
bona (12187) 2012-09-06 16:51
a very charming place. Always I saw a photo from Europe I be in the mood to visit there. Probably in 2016 I will be there.
Thanks for share.
Sonata11 (33081) 2012-09-06 20:28
very beautiful composition of architecture and daily life with great lighting, colors, sharpness, clarity, exposure are very nice. Perfectly well done. Like it. Thank you.
All the best,
krzychu30 (15260) 2012-09-07 3:30
so cahrming and beautiful architecture.Looks like a tranquil place,without people.You provide us here with excellent view of this square,architecture,but also you play good with the light.The image is nicely divided into shaded and sunny part.
jhm (134400) 2012-09-07 4:28
You find always very nice place for to make a wonderful picture.
I think that you took this image during the break, nobody to see!.
Nice depth and perspective image.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (51389) 2012-09-07 5:04
1. Could not do without the scaffolding.
2. I thisnk this town's name pronounce without the "g".
The place is typical Swiss, flowers on balconies, wall painting with no extravagance, and I like the beer-barrel aside of the tables.
Lovely sight, enjoyable place.
cornejo (27367) 2012-09-07 10:24
Hello Miro, very good photo of this lovely place, very nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Charming and good job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
baddori (19157) 2012-09-07 23:37
Even yesterday I saw a picture with the sides painted with frescoes.
A beautiful place.
Order, cleanliness, great attention to aesthetics and functionality.
Typical of Switzerland, but the "photographer" captures what we love and belonging as cultural baggage.
Thanks and regards.
Graal (95027) 2012-09-08 0:22
nice place, Fish Market Square is good presented. I like the old architecture and calm mood here. Good informations and photowork.
Have a nice WE.
ktanska (23874) 2012-09-08 9:54
Cosy looking village square. You capture the feeling of this place well though it would be nice to have some people around. That big wall painting with a boat is quite impressive. Bodensee region is a certainly worth a visit even though it is not so famous as the muontain regions of Switzerland.
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-09-08 9:58
A beautiful scenery with really wonderful and vivid colours. The architecture is splendid and you have chosen a very good format to have the whole place in a splendid composed capture.
Have a nice evening,
COSTANTINO (50585) 2012-09-09 2:23
peaceful atmosphere pleasant to our eyes
I would like being into this frame
walking all over this place
great lightness and sharpness
nice place without people
TopGeo (38168) 2012-09-09 9:36
a very charming place and characteristic architecture. Splendid light on this building The composition is interesting with the corner in the FG Beautiful colors very dynamic. I like your POV which make the bigest. The contrasts of the shadows are excellent.The composition is interesting and is good and the atmosphere is pleasant Very good framing ,too
shevchenko (19051) 2012-09-11 2:33
Very nice a series photos of Swiss Journey. Good frame to show a row of old buildings, the mural on the wall is artistic and well decorated the old building, thanks for sharing a charming view from the beautiful old town.
SWEETFREEDOM (21516) 2012-09-21 6:24
this is a Canton that i have not visited i saw the surroundings cantons but not this one. this picture is very nice with this old medieval market square.fine vivid colors.
pierrefonds (54548) 2013-02-13 8:05
The wideness of the square us giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the bvuildings. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
kato (11630) 2014-01-28 13:07
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the market Square of old town. I can see the lovely buildings in medieval times. It's tasteful for the painting in facade of front building and four storied wooden building at left side. And, the shadow projected to the square draws out an additional good effect.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-05-11 18:10
Miro, what I like about your country is all this special attention to the little details everywhere and in everything!! a very beautiful, picturesque and attractive postcard!!
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12266)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-08
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-06 12:21