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 Zug is one of the smallest of the Swiss cantons in terms of area. It is located in central Switzerland. The cantons of Lucerne and Aargau lie to its west. To the north it is bound by the canton of Zurich, whereas to the west and south lies the canton of Schwyz.
The canton Zug is a low tax region, and is headquarters for a number of multinational enterprises. The capital city is Zug.
This photo shows a view through the main town gate to the Town Hall Square with the tables of famous Town Hall Restaurant.
The Town Hall is located in the older part of the town and it is rather crowded together, though only four of the wall towers and a small part of the town walls still survive.
The shore of Lake Zug has been embanked and forms a promenade, from which glorious views of the snowy peaks of the Bernese Oberland, as well as of the Rigi and Pilatus, are gained. Towards its northerly end, a monument marks the spot where a part of the shore slipped into the lake in 1887.
The name ‘Zug’ originates from fishing vocabulary; in the Middle Ages it referred to the right to ‘pull up’ fishing nets and hence to the right to fish.
The town of Zug is located on the shore of Lake Zug around 135km east from Bern and 35km south 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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Sergiom (61242) 2012-09-24 4:47
J'aime les points de vue qui passe sous une arche pour aller plus loin dans l'image. J'aime la lumière qui éclate au loin sur les terrasses.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-24 5:20
Very clver look with awesome colors.Nice depth under the "door".Great POV and very ideal for your shoot framework.
Have a nice week
Nicou (123350) 2012-09-24 6:16
sueprbe image de cet arche d'entrée mangigique compo avec la vue au-travers quel captage ce table et chaises, le bel écusson doré sur la pierre gris, sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (97897) 2012-09-24 7:10
an interesting informations about the city and lake Zug. Nice gate here, Old Town and coat of arms. Good composition. Photo and place I like.
Have a nice evening.
Gigidusud (16299) 2012-09-24 13:15
Nice view from the arch with great contrast of the light.Well done!
Have a nice week.
Silvio1953 (123689) 2012-09-25 3:28
Ciao Mirou, great view troght beautiful arch, lovely composition, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-09-25 5:05
The crest always have a prestige and magnificence and in this composition impresses. The arch draws the eye to the beautiful square. Wonderful composition.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (107360) 2012-09-25 9:32
Belle vue sur le restaurant depuis l'arche, le contraste des couleurs et l'insigne au dessus du porche, intéressante note , belle réalisation
bukitgolfb301 (36242) 2012-09-26 0:54
Good idea to change mind and to see trhough the gate.
Best framework and composition you set. Symbol mark on the top is very attractive. Thank you for your sharing with nice shot and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-26 16:13
This clever composition suggests the historical past of the city, and also the beauty of its architecture. The view through the archway is interesting and beautiful. The quality is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ktanska (24950) 2012-09-27 11:55
Well framed shot of that massive gate. It's good that sun shines to that square, light would be rather flat otherwise.
Zug is easy to bypass in favour of more famous Swiss attractions, but the old town by the lake is very nice, although small.
mjw364 (7512) 2012-09-28 5:02
Nice use of the arch to create a frame within a frame. The light on the tables of the cafe invites the eye in to have coffee or lunch! Really well composed and framed.
delpeoples (53167) 2012-09-29 4:38
Salut cher Miro
What an unusual place name, Zug, is it of Germanic origin? Anyway, the architecture is fascinating and quite reminiscent of some of the architecture that can be seen in Italy's north (I am immediately thinking of San Gimignano in Toscana). Anyway, a beautiful management of the light and shade, excellent colour throughout and very beautiful details of this exquisite architecture.
clic (15142) 2012-10-03 7:44
I first noticed the excellent depiction on both sides of this elegant door that gives a très-très chic look to the restaurant set in-walls of the historic place.
abmdsudi (43754) 2012-11-04 7:11
Very impressive composition and shooting angle and the way you have placed the significant subject within the arch allowing the eye to explore further in. Lighting so nicely balanced, well detailed in excellent colors and wonderful shadows accentuate the depth and sense of space. Well done.
cpontoal (254) 2013-01-28 17:11
Interessante olhar. Gosto desta imagem com o arco e a esplanada ao fundo. Beautiful.
ikeharel (58275) 2013-08-01 6:07
The golden & red sign above the old gate is an eyes catching element, Miro.
Saw a similar gate in Luzern old town.
Fine view through, show a decorated wall above ground level, where people sit in an old yard nowadays a restaurant.
Fine taken, nicely presented.
fabbs99 (16495) 2013-08-02 13:39
I like the emblem at the top of the Gate.It appears that the Town Hall Restaurant has a lot of good food in store.Great shot.Excellent pov and sharpness.TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (14564)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-22
- 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: 2012-09-24 4:03