October 17, 2007
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.
This image is available as a fine art print, just click on the photo or here. Other photographs by Daniel Kazor can been seen and purchased at www.stolenshadows.com.
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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 .
October 4, 2007
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” .