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 Lucerne is located in the north-central Switzerland. It is neighboring cantons are Bern, Zug, Schwyz, Nidwalden and Obwalden. The capital city is Lucerne.
In this photo you can see a typical house from Lucerne’s Old Town.
Lucerne's Old Town, spread over both banks of the River Reuss, is made up of a web of narrow alleys and broad cobbled squares lined by intricately frescoed facades. But this is no museum piece: the narrow streets are still packed with shops and commerce.and visited by many tourists every day.
The Old-Town is tiny, and most other interesting sites are within 20 minutes to walk.
Lucerne is located 110km east from Bern and 52km southwest 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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Noel_Byrne (17121) 2012-08-14 1:42
What a unique and wonderful building, it looks as if it was built to make a person smile. Your point of view is brilliant, taking in all the decoration and details, and showing its quickiness. I particularly like the painting of man and woman on the fake balcony, very nice!
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2012-08-14 1:47
Hi dear Miro
Again impressive and wonderful shot! High elegant motief on the wall is so marvelous. Tasteful and moody posting should be highly appreciated. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
maria-v1981 (10420) 2012-08-14 3:01
This is a representative home from Switzerland. Is like a painting these motives and patterns. It's like a little dollhouse so charming and delightful.
Have a nice day,
Silvio1953 (110966) 2012-08-14 4:50
Ciao Miro, great view of beautiful building with fantastic decorations, lovely composition, great contrast against beautiful sky, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (22684) 2012-08-14 6:29
a lovely composition in a tight vertical frame. You have captured this splendid building from a great point of view and with well considered perspective that presents its extraordinary features very effectively. Lighting is excellent, details and colours are defined superbly. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ikeharel (48242) 2012-08-14 7:41
I enjoy very much your Swiss series, Miro, as i find places i had seen once in a visit to the beautiful locations: i actually remember walking on this alley, wher you shot this fabulous wall painting.
Good use of a bright daylight, fantastic texture on.
cornejo (25461) 2012-08-14 8:46
Hey Miro, a great photo of this beautiful and interesting building decorated with unique and beautiful paintings, very good shot, good sharpness, color and light. Very good and nice job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
adramad (33546) 2012-08-14 9:27
A superb composition, which shows a high brightness and clarity that impressive facade, a beauty these magnificent paintings with an intricate design around the windows, broad eaves of the house is splendid too.
A great job, delicious to enjoy this beautiful image.
Have a great evening.
rychem (16372) 2012-08-14 11:12
Very attractive photo of a beautifully decorated house, well seen, well done
fabbs99 (14375) 2012-08-14 12:45
Great framing to bring the whole building in a single frame with contrasting colors in perfect shades.The chinese architecture associated with the design of the structure presents a pleasant view of the facade.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-08-17 8:17
The beautifully decorated façade is a good photo subject. The description is clever, the quality is good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (81604) 2012-10-30 4:31
J'apprécie grandement cette composition. Cette vieille et vénérable demeure possède un mur pignon du plus bel effet avec ses fresques de toute beauté.
L'ensemble ressort magnifiquement sur ce ciel d'un bleu très pur.
cpontoal (254) 2013-01-09 14:29
interesting image. I liked very much.
jcpix (9232) 2014-02-19 17:43
As much as I enjoyed your most recent picture, I'm kind of stuck in Luzern for the moment. :) I was amazed at just how much of the old town was adorned with these beautiful facades, even have a few pictures myself. It was fun to just sit in a square and soak it all up. I think it would have to be impossible for someone not to like this city. I only spent two days there, but it instantly rose near the top of my Swiss list! Love the fine showcase of architecture and craftsmanship with every detail in this image. A worthy display to be photographed, and one which was done with class and style of its own. Excellent! Enjoy the day ahead. Take it easy.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (10942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-14 1:13