Wassen has a jewel that most Swiss and many tourists to Switzerland cannot ignore – its baroque Catholic church that is perhaps the most outstanding in the whole of the country. The church in Wassen is certainly one of the most well-known in Switzerland, if not the most well-known, because it can be seen three times from the train because of the helical tunnels that help the train up and down the Gotthard ramp, but the church of St Gallus helps you get your bearings.
But how many people actually stop in Wassen to look inside the little church? It’s only a fraction of the people who pass by every day, but it’s tempting to say that they don’t know what they are missing.
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golus (2893) 2012-05-13 10:10
Great composition. You've done a perfect work by laiding out the beautiful church as a focal point on the midground against the amazing woodland. Good perspective with a depth sense and excellent colors. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
Morteza_E (879) 2012-05-13 12:20
Beautiful combination of nature and architecture. Very well.
saxo042 (37578) 2012-05-13 23:16
This is indeed a very beautiful view. I have seen it many times from the railway and actually bben inside the church once. But that was in 1964 when I was on a bus trip through Switzerland. I understand you will miss this view when the new railway tunnel is completed.
jhm (140054) 2012-05-14 3:31
This is Switzerland on his best, typical the wonderful village in the valley.
Lovely village with the church middle of the green area.
Composition and colors are perfect made.
Excellent perspective and depth picture. TFS.
Have a nice Monday,
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-14 5:48
I like the place where is located this church with the green mountain in the back, maybe I would crop a little more the bottom area and focused more in the building.. it looks like an interesting town,
adramad (38563) 2012-05-15 15:23
A delightful landscape, with a fabulous background of green hills, stands a great church, rising above the rooftops, a beautiful corner that conveys peace and tranquility of the place.
Good management of the optimum brightness and sharpness.
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-08 22:22
Excellent capture, the photo really gets across the message in your note. The architecture is so impressive & the location is in lap of nature .The atmosphere created is just so inviting ..
Good composition ..Very well done.
ikeharel (58195) 2013-05-14 3:55
Village houses and white church with the tower, well in contrast against the green slop.
Forest trees are in excelent clarity. A lovely place, nice taken photo.
pierrefonds (57509) 2013-12-17 15:55
The trees are framing well the village. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the church and of the houses. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (14512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-22
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Switzerland [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-13 3:33