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.
Canton Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland named after the Ticino River. It is almost entirely surrounded by Italy which lies to its east, west and south. To the north lie the cantons of Valais and Uri, to the northeast the canton of Graubünden. The largest city is Lugano and capital city is Bellinzona.
Photo shows patrician villa with lot of history from 19th century in Locarno. Locarno, the film festival city, is located on the north shore of Lago Maggiore, with buildings and modern villas which are scattered into the mountain slope of Locarno upto Lago Maggiore shores.
The center of the city is the long-stretched Piazza Grande, whose north side is formed of elegant arcade houses in the Lombardi style from the 19th century.
In the Old Town, the visitor can find picturesque lanes and stately patrician's houses from the 15th and 16th centuries.
When visiting Locarno the visitor will notice that the mentality of the Ticino people is quite a bit different than the northern part of Switzerland. It is not just the Mediterranean climate but the people are more like the Italians, very temperamental.
Locarno is located 238km southeast from Bern, 200km south from Zurich and only 120km from Italian city of Milan.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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dta (51334) 2012-09-11 1:28
Hello Miro ,
I enjoy your swiss serie . We can see that this little country has a lot of to offer .
here , a splendid view of a typical house of the lakes of Ticino . Superb contrast of the yellow with the dark blue sky .
gildasjan (38184) 2012-09-11 1:59
Une image de très bonne qualité sous cette lumière et ce ciel bleu dense qui crée un superbe contraste.
krzychu30 (8817) 2012-09-11 2:04
your series from Switzerland is great and let us get to know better your beautiful country,its nature and architecture.For example-like this one.The villa is architecturally gem.Excellent captured against the deep blue sky and the lush greenery around.Fabulous,vivid colors.
Have a good day
TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-11 2:09
Hello Miro! very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful peaceful feeling! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo note and colours excellent! Congratulations!
baddori (18988) 2012-09-11 3:08
Canton of Italian and lakes that show the architectural styles of the sub alpine slope.
Significant and master, rich in detail in excellent sharpness.
Thank you and congratulations.
Graal (88820) 2012-09-11 3:42
very nice style of architecture here. Amazing house from the 19th century. I like the details and colours. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-11 4:45
The view up is clever. The exhibition is well chosen, with the bright colors and dark blue sky. Very good use of vegetation in the composition of the photo. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
cornejo (17990) 2012-09-11 5:20
Hello Miro, very good photo of this interesting composition of the beautiful mansion. Good frame, sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. I think a good and interesting job very well done, so I give my congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
ktanska (21499) 2012-09-11 12:03
This is one of the most beautiful villas I've seen. And there's many in that region. Upwards angle gives it extra strength. Bright yellow goes well together with deep blue sky.
fabbs99 (5370) 2012-09-11 20:45
Nice view of the building full of colors and brightness.Good architecture with beautiful balconies and blue sky.TFS.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-12 5:59
It is a well-chosen framing, in a slight low-angle shot that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the elegant architecture of this mansion.
The light and the shades have a beautiful effect on the elements, and the colors are magnificent.
Enjoy the day,
ikeharel (37254) 2012-09-15 6:41
Combination of Italian style and Swiss meticulous caring and environment, Miro.
An attractive facade to beautiful mansion, surrounded by palm trees - looks a pleasent place to take an easy vacation...
Enjoy your weekend,
jcpix (3235) 2013-01-17 16:01
Beautiful villa, almost is surreal to think this is Switzerland. Such strong colors really seem to enhance this stunning structure. Well managed lighting to pull out the details in the shadows and not over expose the highlights. Wonderful image to represent this amazingly diverse canton. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (5509)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 0:21