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 Vaud is located in the southwestern part of Switzerland. It stretches from Lake Neuchatel in the north, where it borders the canton of Neuchatel upto Lake Geneva in the south, bordering the canton of Geneva and France in the west, canton of Valais in the southeast and cantons of Friburg and Bern in the north. The capital city is Lausanne.
Photo shows a typical Vaudois wooden house, one can find in many places of this canton.
Villars consists largely of wooden houses and chalets. It is also known for its boarding schools, especially for Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil and Aiglon College, two of the most expensive schools in the world.
Villars is served by the Chemin de fer Bex-Villars-Bretaye railway, featuring a Abt rack system leading from the town center to a ski piste network (1,800 – 3,000m a.s.l.).
Villars overlooks the Rhône Valley and views of Mont Blanc are clearly visible from parts of the village and the local ski area of Bretaye.
Villars is located 117km south from Bern, 240km southwest from Zurich and 57km southeast from Lausanne.
You can see more photos from Switzerland on my website www.mrsphoto.net/1-PhotoAlbum/3.1-Switzerland.htm
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bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2012-09-15 4:29
Hi dear Miro
Yes your great journey sereis never stops. This time is tiny and lovely mountain houset. I remember we have same type houses in the sky resorts. Best match with background of mountains. You get good sun light. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero tired in Tokyo
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-09-15 8:07
Point of view and framing are good, but I would not cut the mountain. Light, ls colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-09-15 9:23
Pleasant image that shows us the interesting architecture of this place. The mountains BG creates a wonderful scenery, and you've managed the light and sharpness perfectly.
Have a nice evening,
fabbs99 (5499) 2012-09-15 12:21
Another superb picture of yours. This is a great picture. The sharpness and light are perfect.But there seems to be some flaw as the mountain peak is missing from the frame,could have done without lot of cropping.Similarly the left side of the beautiful mansion could have been included in the frame.TFS.
Cheers and have a great sunday my friend,
Silvio1953 (98217) 2012-09-17 1:46
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with nice wooden house and fantastic mountains in BG, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ktanska (21527) 2012-09-23 9:21
Beautiful alpine village scene with rustic architecture. Light is excellent showing details on the mountain face. I'd like to see the mountain top though.
shevchenko (18243) 2012-09-25 2:42
Lovely old wooden houses that decorate with potted plants, good frame to it with include mountain view in background, what a fascinating scenery under soft sunlight, thanks for sharing.
jacquest (14176) 2012-10-04 8:38
This is a well done composition with this wooden Swiss house. The angle of shot is well chosen with the street giving deepness. There is a good play of light and shadow and the red flowers add an interesting touch.
pierrefonds (48369) 2012-11-04 10:56
The mountains are framing well the house. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the house. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice dya.
Miguel82 (7854) 2013-04-04 11:06
So beautiful mountain chalet with superb red flowers
A superb swiss landscape with the Alpine chain in the background
Great colors and pov
jcpix (3325) 2013-04-17 15:45
An undoubtedly Swiss scene, simply beautiful and reminds me of some great travels through this magnificent country. :) This large chalet set against a backdrop of imposing Alpine mountains is simply stunning, a perfect realization of the natural elements and small town charm and ambiance of a typical Swiss village. The flower boxes decorating the wooden exterior are a splendid contrast of color and detail, and the sun filled sky sets a pleasant and inviting tone. This is the kind of scenery I love to just sit back and let it all soak in. Thanks for the view! Have a great day.
All the best,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (5533)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC H1
- Exposure: f/5.6
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 1:59