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 Zurich, Switzerland's most populous canton , is situated north of the Alps. Its neighboring cantons are Schaffhausen to the north, Aargau to the west, the cantons of Zug and Schwyz to the south and the cantons of Thurgau and St. Gallen to the east. Most of the Lake Zurich is located within the canton. The capital city is Zurich.
I have taken this photo, which shows an old part of medieval town of Eglisau, from the bridge crossing the Rhine River.
You can see the part of the compact old town with its late-Gothic houses, most of which date from the 17th century, the Protestant church from 1716 with views of the Rhine River and a wine trail on the southern slopes high above the Rhine River.
Eglisau is located at the crossing point of two medieval traffic routes; it controlled shipping on the Rhine River, the Rhine River crossing on the north-south link between Klettgau and Zurich.
Eglisau was the seat of the Zurich’s provincial governor as well as a very important market town. Important sources of income were shipping and salt transport on the Rhine River.
The foundations of the old town in the centre are well preserved and still recognizable today. The building of the Rheinfelden hydro power station (80km downstream) in 1919 raised the Rhine River water level and a row of old houses and a 100-year-old wooden bridge had to be sacrificed.
Eglisau is located around 142km north-east from Bern and 30km 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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SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-09-30 0:28
very nice p.o.v. and characteristic gothic house.
jemaflor (101437) 2012-09-30 0:49
Nice view interesting diagonal and perspective, lovely light and good detail with the lonely boat to complete the shot.
lousat (95996) 2012-09-30 0:52
Hi Miro,a beautiful sunny summer day under a spectacular sky,the best place and the best moment to take a beautiful postcard like this,magnificent colors,details and perfect exposure too,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-09-30 1:26
very nicely composed picture.Beautiful architecture located picturesque along the river bank and amazing cloud formation above.Very captivating combination.The image has superb colors and good contrast.Also the POV you chose here provide us with excellent view of the place.
Have a nice sunday
bukitgolfb301 (44359) 2012-09-30 2:21
Hi dear Miro
Great shot again. No mountains nor Alps but still present attractive point of your great country! Nice light control by getting good day light. I like this typical and traditional houses very much. Thank you for your sharing and have a good Sunday night!
Takero from Tokyo
Miguel82 (27658) 2012-09-30 5:36
A magnific view of this river and Zurich
Sharp picture, excellent colors
Have a good sunday
Sergiom (86177) 2012-09-30 5:44
Le point de vue est exceptionnel sur le fleuve et sur sa rive.Les maisons ont vraiment les pieds dans l'eau et cela capte l'imagination. Le ciel est de toute beauté.
Cricri (123866) 2012-09-30 9:36
Un ciel magnifique, tout comme la profondeur du fleuve et les maisons qui semble flotter sur l'eau, très belle présentation
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-30 13:07
Wonderful shot and perfect composed. I like the perspective and the view against this excellent sky. Not forget the sharpness, beautiful and many fine details.
Have a nice Monday,
danos (101892) 2012-09-30 13:22
great the panoramic view of the place with the river to adds perspective in the image.I like the brilliant light as the vivid colours of the image with the clarity and the sharpness to are excellent captured and presented.
ikeharel (76297) 2012-10-01 0:57
Waterfront facades remind a different place, Miro, but not as crowded as this little town.
Nice perspective from a high point, down far on the river. a good recreation are, marvelous verdant surroundings.
Nicou (148666) 2012-10-01 7:41
tu nous proposes un vrai tour de Suisse, merveilleux, quel ciel sueprbe accomptage ces maisons au bord de l'eau avec ces facades colorées, et le bâteau quel ensemble.
Bravo et maitié
cornejo (45498) 2012-10-01 9:56
Hello Miro, very nice picture of this beautiful view of the village on the banks of the magnificent river, lovely image made with good technique and quality. Very nice and charming job superbly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Greetings from Spain.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-10-01 16:22
Point of view and framing give a good depth. The sky is superb. The light is excellent on the facades. A very interesting and beautiful photo. Bravo.
COSTANTINO (68266) 2012-10-01 22:10
thanks for sharing with us this series of short
journey,great sharpness and lightness
peaceful atmosphere with great perpsective
lucky people living dwn there
the beauty is the lonely boat
Oceania (5202) 2012-10-02 5:48
The distinctive architecture blends very well with the nature in a beautiful setting.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-10-04 2:53
Good pov and good frame to show beautiful old houses that built along the broad river, nice relaxing view in a sunny day completed with blue sky and green hills, thanks for sharing a charming view.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-31 9:43
Beautiful scene! Great pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-02-21 19:14
Beautiful sky and feeling of tranquility and space, its such a great sight for vacation surely. Fantastic composition, colours and exposure pleasantly blended up to the dramatic backdrop with the brighly lit houses serve as strong eyecatcher. The influential small canoe adds alot to in making the image works. This is an excellent technical control as this beautifully proceessed image demonstrates, Well done, Congrats
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-06-17 22:53
An old image from Swiss series,but exhibits the beauty of Switzerland in a different.We are more accustomed to see only high snowy mountains from there but to get to see a wide river is something new.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.TFS.
adramad (48484) 2014-02-03 8:13
Wonderful composition with this beautiful village, which attracts attention, these homes are practically tucked into the river, I guess with high risk of flooding. The views to the river and green hills is delicious.
Nice day, giving a magnificent range of colors.
Lighting and sharpness, both are perfect.
Well done. I love the image.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-31
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 0:21