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” .


Now get Greeting and Note Cards.

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.


Hohenklingen Castle, Stein am Rhine

September 30, 2007

Stein am Rhine

Hohenklingen is a medieval castle situated on a ridge above Stein am Rhein at 961 meters above sea level. Its first buildings were erected in the 11th century by the Zähringer, a dynasty of noblemen. After they had died out, the German emperor gave the castle to the Freiherren of Klingen in 1218, from whom it derives its name.

From 1449 on, it gained in importance as Switzerland’s northernmost watchtower against Germany. In 1863, the structure became a small spa and restaurant, but soon had to be renovated because part of the structure began to slide downhill. Today, Hohenklingen contains a well-known upper-price restaurant.

In this photograph we see a vista of Stein am Rhine and the Rhine River from the castle Hohenklingen.

More featured photos from the book “Switzerland In View” to come. Also visit stolenshadows.com where the book can be purchased, and you will also find many other fine art prints.

Each photo is also available as a fine art print if you would like to purchase this photo click the image or here.


Village of Corippo, Ticino

September 28, 2007

Village of Corippo, Ticino

Ticino offers one of the four represented cultures of Switzerland, namely Italian.

Long the Verczasca Valley one comes across the tiny village of Corippo, in fact it is the smallest municipality in Switzerland with a population of just 17.

Located at the north end of the artificial Lake Vogorno Corippo is just 20 km from Italy. The houses are built from the local Ticino granite with slate roofs and have changed little for several hundred years, leading the Italian writer Piero Bianconi to describe Corippo as “Verzasca’s gentlest village”. Its early 17th century Church was extended in the late eighteenth century. Corippo’s architectural value has caused the entire village centre to be placed under a conservation order, and in 1975 the European Architectural Heritage Congress named the village as an “exemplary model” for historical preservation.

Keep watching for more featured photos from the book “Switzerland In View”. Also visit stolenshadows.com where the book can be purchased, and you will also find many other fine art prints.

Each photo is also available as a fine art print if you would like to purchase this photo click the image or here.


The Matterhorn from Zermatt

September 27, 2007

The Matterhorn from Zermatt

Possibly the most famous peak in Switzerland is the Matterhorn towering over the village of Zermatt. The 14,693 foot Matterhorn (literally meadow-peak) was first successfully climbed July 14, 1865, by Edward Whymper and party.

Here we can see the familiar peak from the village of Zermatt. Watch for more photos from the book “Switzerland In View” to come.

Each photo is also available as a fine art print if you would like to purchase this photo click the image or here.