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  • A winter break at Lake Lugano was just what we needed. A welcome change of scenery and – except for one day – slightly warmer weather. Add in delicious food and wonderful views and everything is perfect. This was the view to the east from our little village of Gandria. Mountains at the end of the lake and well beyond it. Layered beauty.


  • I took this photo fourteen years ago, Christmas lights in the snow. Still beautiful.

  • Snow has arrived and all over Switzerland people are finding their winter hiking boots, ski poles, snowshoes, warm jackets, and getting ready for glorious winter hikes.

    I took this photo on a sunny day at Jaunpass. This was late winter and my snowshoes actually stayed on the backpack through the whole hike. For that reason I was able to overtake the snowshoeing-hiker rather quickly. Not that this was a goal in itself. After all, slow and steady is the prime directive of winter hikes.

  • Flickr recently had a competition which involved Lego. Many of the entries and winners are just amazing.


  • Last winter I discovered snowshoeing. Step by step you make your way across a landscape covered in snow. Sometimes the sun is shining and you see far, sometimes you can hardly see what’s right in front of you because the fog is so thick.

    Switzerland has a number of marked snowshoeing routes. This particular route took us to the Buvette de la Chia. A little bit up, a little bit down, mostly without a view. The imagination made up for what was missing and created an eerie atmosphere. Halfway to our destination we came to the Buvette, had a chance to sit down and enjoy some hot chocolate and a sandwich.

    These are simply the best days. I can’t wait for snow.

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