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Tertianum Residenz Zollikerberg, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

Tertianum Residenz Zollikerberg

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Boats on the Limmat, Zürich

Birds-eye view of boats on the Limmat near the Zürisee.

 

Boats


Beautiful Zürich, Switzerland

Birds-eye view of the Landiwiese on Lake Zürich

Island


Matterhorn Over Stellisee

This shot of the epically beautiful Matterhorn was taken while hiking the 5-Seenweg (Five Lakes Hike), which offers 5 stunning lake views of the alps and is a true Swiss classic.

 

Matterhorn


Crismon-Breasted Shrike

There was nothing in Namibia that impressed us more than the spectacularly beautiful mating season courtship rituals of the crimson-breasted shrike.

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Lonesome Mist

Lonesome mistLonesome mist at dusk


Matterhorn Sunrise Over The Gorner Glacier

Matterhorn

Sunrise warms the majestic Matterhorn (4,478 meters /14,692 ft) over the Gorner Glacier, the second-longest glacier in the Alps. This is the view that rewards you after completing the arduous trek over the glacier to the new Monte Rosa hut. I took this picture in 2010 after having made the trek to the hut with my wife and father.


Grossmünster Church, Zürich.

Grossmünster

The Grossmünster church is a Romanesque-style Protestant church dating back to the 12th century. The twin towers of the Grossmünster are considered two of Zürich’s most recognized landmarks. Construction began around 1100 and the church was inaugurated around 1220. According to legend, the Grossmünster was founded by Charlemagne, whose horse fell to its knees over the tombs of Felix and Regula, Zürich’s two patron saints. Charlemagne thus had a church built as a monastery on the spot.

This long exposure shot (~2 min) of the church looks across the Münsterbrücke, a pedestrian and road bridge dating back to 1836 which spans the Limmat river.

 

 

 


Mist and Trees at Dusk

Mist and Trees

Zumikon, Canton Zürich, Switzerland


Water Breathing Dragons in Zürich

alfred-escher

Details of the Swiss sculptor Richard Kissling statue created in 1889 in honor of Alfred Escher, a renowned Zurich politician and entrepreneur.