Swiss wonders 2015

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There are countries you can always count on. Countries that never let you down. Countries that make you walk on cloud nine. Literally.

Switzerland is one of them.

Jagged, proud mountain peaks as cathedrals of humility where human beings realize their smallness and settle in the eternal peace of their essential selves. All else is a surrogate, a delusion. The climb, the muscles burning, nails screeching on stone, the thirst. That’s all that matters. The cutting winds, the cold.

And then an evening in front of the fireplace in a pretty chalet or the generous, balmy afternoons around Lake Geneva.

The beauty, the calmness of a steady pace, the cleanliness. Marmots squeaking and ibex prancing at 2500 m above sea level.

The post bus worming its way on narrow ribbons of asphalt facing the abyss, sounding its horn before a hairpin curve.

Rain and drizzle and searing sun in August.

Switzerland. Expensive with good reason and worth every “centime“.

Typical chalet in Grimentz, Val d'Anniviers, Valais.

Typical chalet in Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers, Valais

Keeping those skis ready - Valais.

Keeping those skis ready – Grimentz, Valais

“Downtown” Grimentz, VS

Sorrebois Cablecar - Valais

Sorebois Cablecar – Val d’Anniviers (VS)

Cloudy afternoon above Grimentz, Valais

Cloudy and damp August afternoon – Alpage de Moiry, Val d’Anniviers (VS)

Lake Geneva (Leman) with beautiful gardens at Montreux (VD)

Lake Geneva (Leman) with lush gardens at Montreux (VD)

Lac Leman above Montreux at sunset - VD.

Montreux, home to perfect lawns and finest hotels, at sunset – VD

Lausanne (VD), home of the Olympic Museum (and the Olympic flame!)

Lausanne (VD), home of the Olympic Museum (and the Olympic flame!)

United Nations HQ in Geneva, Switzerland (GE)

United Nations HQ in Geneva, Switzerland (GE)

Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Place des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Typical Alpine village in Switzerland

Typical Alpine village in Switzerland

Moiry Glacier, Grimentz, Valais

Moiry Glacier, Grimentz, Valais

Artsy shot of Moiry lodge perched on a cliff, Valais

Artsy shot of Moiry lodge perched on a cliff, Valais

Steep slopes kissing, Valais

Steep slopes kissing, Valais

Look at all that rock!

Look at all that rock and ice!

Quiet bold climbers on ice, Moiry Glacier - Valais

Quiet bold climbers on ice, Moiry Glacier – Valais

Humbling greatness - Moriy Glacier, VS

Humbling, overpowering greatness – Moriy Glacier, VS

Jumble boutique with kind owner in St. Luc, VS

Jumble boutique with kind owner in St. Luc, VS

Flowerpots, St. Luc (VS)

Flowerpots, St. Luc (VS)

Glorious view of Matterhorn (Mt. Cervin - 4478 m) and Hotel Weisshorn (above St. Luc, VS)

Breathtaking view of Matterhorn (Mt. Cervin – 4478 m) and Hotel Weisshorn (above St. Luc, VS)

Not far from Matterhorn - Weißhorn (Dent Blanche), Zinalrothorn - view from Tignousa (VS)

Not far from Matterhorn –  possibly Weißhorn or Obergabelhorn more than 4,000 m high – view from Tignousa (VS)

On the planets trek (Sentier des Planetes) - Touno (VS)

Along the planets trek (Sentier des Planetes) – Touno (VS)

Glorious morning on Moiry dam (VS)

Glorious morning on Moiry dam (VS)

Moiry dam above Grimentz (VS)

Moiry dam above Grimentz (VS)

Bikers training for the Grand Raid - Moiry dam (VS)

Bikers training for the Grand Raid – Moiry dam (VS)

Moiry dam (VS) with typical alpine flora

Moiry dam (VS) with typical alpine flora

Roughness in stone

Roughness in stone (VS)

After the Simplon pass on the road to Italy. Au revoir, Suisse! Bis bald!

After the Simplon pass on the road to Italy. Au revoir, Suisse! Bis bald!

Copyright photography: Andreea Sepi 2015.

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