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Posts tagged “water

Hjo Harbor Lighthouse, Sweden

Hjo Harbor Lighthouse

Long exposure shot of one of my favorite photo targets, Hjo Harbor Lighthouse on Sweden’s second largest lake, Lake Vättern. Click on photo to enlarge.


Hjo Harbor Lighthouse, Sweden

Hjo Lighthouse

Sunset over harbor lighthouse in Hjo, a small picturesque Swedish town on the western shores of Sweden’s Lake Vättern.


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.

 

 

 


Water Breathing Dragons in Zürich

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


Falls on the Tobelweb

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Beautiful series of falls on the nearby Tobelweg that leads from my ‘hood down to Küsnacht on Lake Zürich.  This is from one of my first outings with the new Sony A7R II last winter.  Still trying to get accustomed to the camera and the huge jump in technology since my last camera.


Crete Sunset

shayna-3Goodnight Crete. Time to move on.


Caïque on Elounda Bay

caique2Casque traditional Greek fishing boat, Elounda Bay, Crete – 2015


Caïque Boat at Sunrise – Crete, Greece

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Caïque Passing Spinalonga as Sunrise

Fall 2015 brings us to the Greek island of Crete. The tranquility of a cool sunrise is broken by the slow puttering of a traditional Caïque Greek fishing boat as it passes between the mainland town of Plaka and the island of Spinalonga in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete.


Hjo, Sweden 2015

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Life preservers and ropes on the S/S Trafik, one of Sweden’s oldest and best preserved steamboats dating back to 1892.


Hjo, Sweden 2015

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Hjo Harbor 2015

Hjo is a small picturesque Swedish town on the western shores of Sweden’s second largest lake, Lake Vättern. The town, which dates back to the early 1400s, is one of the only original Swedish “wooden cities” that remains largely intact, complete with cobbled streets on the town square. While historically operating primarily as a fishing village and later a spa town, it has now become a popular summer destination for those wishing to experience the slower, more idyllic ambiance of “old” Sweden.