Landwasser Viaduct

October 29, 2007

Landwasser viaduct by Daniel Kazor

The rail viaduct over the Landwasser River in Switzerland is a 65m high and 136m long six-arched curved single-tracked viaduct high in the Alps. Built 1902 it is possibly one of the most famous railway viaducts in the world. When approaching the viaduct the train travels through the Landwasser tunnel. It had to be built by starting at the end of the tunnel.

The construction of the viaduct is impressive for two reasons:

1. Materials had to be transported to this remote mountain site before construction could begin.

2. The height of the arches meant that traditional building techniques could not be used and new techniques had to be developed.

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Piazza Ascona, Ticino

October 23, 2007

Piazza Ascona, Ticino

Lake Maggiore jagged banks are surrounded by the Prealps of Piedmont and Lombardy. The most northerly section extends thirteen kilometres into Switzerland, where it constitutes the lowest point above sea-level in that entire country.

The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants.

The Piazza in Ascona is right on the lake making it a beautiful place for a leisurely stroll. In this photo we see colorful boats on the blue Mediterranean like water of the lake .

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Roses of Thun

October 17, 2007

Roses of Thun

Thun is an ancient city, from before Christ. The name is from the Celtic term Dunum, meaning “fortified city”. It fell to Rome in 58 BC, and was one of the main centres of Roman administration. Thun became a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1033. In 1195 Duke Bertold von Zähringen, built a castle in Thun and expanded the city. Today it houses a museum of Swiss history.

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The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” which is available at blurb.com .


Whirl-pot Via Mala Gorge

October 11, 2007

Whirl-pot Via Mala Gorge

The Via Mala Gorge, 5 km from Thusis, is the largest gorge in the canton of Graubünden. The gorge in parts is only a few meters wide, with rocks up to 300 m high. This narrow gorge was formed by the Hinterrhein River, a headstream of the Rhine.

One of the most wild and picturesque gorges in Switzerland, the Via Mala is walled by vertical limestone cliffs as the Splügen Road passes above the gorge. To experience the Via Mala fully, one should descend the 321 safe steps to the Rhine, admire the and dramatically carved cliffs”whirl-pots” as seen in this photograph.

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The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” .


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October 8, 2007


The Matterhorn from Gornergrat card

The Matterhorn from Gornergrat

Now you can also get gift cards of the photographs featured in “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay”. They are available in two sizes, greeting cards are $2.99 USD or the smaller note cards for $2.49 USD each. The cards will be added as the photos are added here for viewing.

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Verzasca Valley, Ticino

October 4, 2007

Verzasca Valley

One of the most beautiful valleys in Switzerland has to be the Valle Verzasca. The jade green glacier water and incredible rock formations are stunning on a sunny day. In this gorgeous valley one can find the smallest municipality in Switzerland, Corippo (see post Village of Corippo, Ticino) as well as the Contra dam (or Verzasca dam). The dam forms Lago di Vogorno, an artificial reservoir. It is the 25th tallest dam in the world. The dam is famous for the opening scene of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye.

This photograph really highlights the green river and interesting rock formations that can be enjoyed during a trip up the valley. A fine art print of this photo is available for purchase buy clicking the image or here.

The picture is also one of the photos featured in the book “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” .


Wisteria, Ascona, Ticino

October 2, 2007

Clematis, Ascona, Ticino

A municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino Ascona is a popular tourist destination that lies on Lake Maggiore

On June 26th – July 8th 2008 will be the 24th annual New Orleans Jazz Festival Ascona. The first Ascona Jazz festival was in 1985 when the event moved from Lugano and saw fifteen thousand spectators in three days. It has grown to 10 days and in 2006 had an attendance of 60,000.

This photograph was taken in a courtyard in Ascona on a beautiful sunny spring day. The Wisteriacontrasted well with the orange wall.

Continue to watch for more images from “Switzerland In View – A Photographic Essay” which can be purchased here.

Also, all the images are available as fine art prints, just click on the photo or here. Other photographs by Daniel Kazor can been seen and purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.