Wildhaus

January 9, 2008

Toggenburg is the upper valley of the river Thur, in the Swiss Canton of St. Gallen.

The uppermost village in the Toggenburg Valley is Wildhaus. The ski slopes above Wildhaus, Unterwasser and Alt St. Johann on the Churfirsten ranges reach 2262 m.

Prices for “Peaceful Wildhaus” and “Wildhaus Schafberg, St. Gallen” begin at $38.54 and can be purchased by clicking the images.

All the photographs featured here are from the book Switzerland in View – A Photographic Essay that can be purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.


Hinter Rhine Reflections

November 2, 2007

Hinter Rhine Reflections 1 by Daniel Kazor
Hinter Rhine Reflections 1


Hinter Rhine Reflections 2 by Daniel Kazor
Hinter Rhine Reflections 2

The Rhine River is one of the longest and most important rivers in Europe at 1,320 kilometres. The Rhine’s origins are in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden, where its two main initial tributaries are called Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein.

In these two images we see the rock walls of the Rofflaschlucht (Roffla Gorge) reflected in a calm pool of glacier water of the Hinterrhein. Both photographs are available as Fine Art Giclée prints by clicking in the individual images or the link below the photo.

Also, available are greeting and note cards at Zazzle.

All the photographs featured here are from the book “Switzerland in View – A Photographic Essay” that can be purchased at www.stolenshadows.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.

A fine art print of this photo is available for purchase buy clicking the image or here. You may also want a greeting or note card with the image and this is available at Zazzle.com.

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


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” .