This is where I live (part 3: the view in the distance)


The view here may be one of my favorite things about where I live and takes my breath away almost every single day. When the sky is crisp and clear, I get the privilege of seeing the gorgeous Alps. Living in Switzerland definitely has its perks and this is one of my very favorite. Among the mountains, I can see a fort, volcano, and other villages. Being up high makes seeing these that much easier.

I hate to say this, but I’ve never been to the Alps. Hopefully some day, but for now it’ll have to stay on my checklist. I’ve never even been to the fort in the image above! I’m not sure if that’s doable as it may be someone’s private home, but I’ve been wanting to get a closer look ever since I first saw it. It’s actually in Germany (yup, I’m that close to yet another country) and I’ve tried riding my bike to it before and only after getting a bit lost did I realize that things appear closer than they are when standing far away and admiring compared to driving towards the destination.

I have to give credit to one of the best things about my camera: the amazing zoom. I’m thankful that I’m even able to capture many of these shots. The Alps and fort would show up as tiny if not for the zooming in. Take a look for yourself:



It may be a bit hard to decipher, but the darker area between the clouds and ground is rain.






This may be my favorite photo of the Alps – the sky is an amazing backdrop!





The first time I saw the mist coming up from the trees I thought there was a forest fire. After I realized that this was not a fire and completely natural, I felt a bit like I was in a tropical jungle which was a pretty great feeling. Maybe one day I will be able to look out on a misty jungle view, but for now I’m quite pleased with this one.

This is the closest village to my own.



This is the volcano I mentioned. I know… a volcano? Out here?! That’s what I’ve been told anyway.

I hope you liked part three of my “home/this is where I live” series! I’ve got a couple more planned, but please let me know if there’s something you want to see/know before I finish off the series!

Part 1: a little Swiss village
Part 2: field walks in the outskirts

Comments

Marjorie Rose
24 June 2011 - 03:41

My goodness, it’s all breathtaking! Thanks to you, your camera and your zoom lens, I get to see such beautiful sights!

Laloofah
24 June 2011 - 14:39

Wow, lucky you having a view of the Alps! I think that’s one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on the planet (the Himalaya and Wyoming’s own Tetons being two others, in my humble opinion!) What is it about jagged bumps in the landscape that is so appealing to us?

Funny you would be rejoicing over your wonderful zoom, as I was just talking to my friend Robyn a couple of days ago about the zoom feature. She said her camera doesn’t have a zoom because she didn’t think she’d need it, but after seeing the photos I can take with my 10x zoom she thinks she needs one. And I said, “Oh yes, you MUST have a zoom, it’s nearly the best feature on a camera!” I should share this post with her in case she’s still unconvinced! :-)

I’m not sure which photo you were referring to in your comment about the one that’s your favorite, with the sky providing an amazing backdrop, but I especially love both the one above and the one below that comment, as well as the one above the “rising mists” shot. They are all gorgeous, though!

If you ever make it to that fort that’s now a private home, just go up to the door and ask them if you can have a tour. Tell them your blog readers demand it. LOL

Can’t wait to see more, though I have no specific requests – seems to me you can point your camera in any direction at any time and take a photo of anything and it will be beautiful! How can you go wrong? :-)

Misty :)
24 June 2011 - 16:04

Seriously, with each new Part of Where you live series, it makes me that much more jealous!! The view is just absolutely gorgeous! And I must say, your camera does an amazing job capturing it as well! Why type of camera do you have? I think I want to get one for Christmas or my birthday now! lol

I couldn’t tell which one of the photos was your favorite for the Alps (was it the one above the comment or right below?) But everything below that comment up through the misting one, WOW!! Those are just stunning. Did you do any kind of photoshop on those? I just love how the ground is dark and then the sky/clouds contrast with it! It looks amazing!

I just love each and every one of these photos. I can only imagine how hard it was to narrow it down to these photos! But at least you had help (hopefully!) and you got to go looking through all these pictures again! That would be the best part in my opinion.

As for what you should do next, I must agree with Laloofah! Everything you take a picture of is absolutely gorgeous, so you definitely can’t go wrong! Not to mention, whatever it is you post, it gives a better feel of where you live and Switzerland, so it will be great! I look forward to seeing that post next Friday as well :)

Sally @ ourdreamlives
24 June 2011 - 17:01

Oh wow, you’re so lucky, thoses views are ahhhmaaaazing!!
Also… very weirdly my friends and I were JUST talking about where we’d like to live if we didn’t live in London. I said Switzerland. I absolutely love it – the lakes and the Alps, I spent many happy summer holidays there as a child. You are one lucky lady!
Thanks for visiting my blog – yours is fab, will be popping back!
Sally

Jeannie
24 June 2011 - 20:13

Dear Eva,
Sure wish I could be there with you all this time of year. Cameron writes that Dornach is just lovely. They got there two days ago and had a dress rehearsal this morning for their Sunday performance.
Oh, these are amazing shots. It’s the eye behind the camera that finds these shots that makes it all possible. I appreciate your discerning, selective eye for beauty. It’s like you just unloaded your picnic basket for everyone at the computer table and uncovered these sights to fill us up. Thanks.
Love,
Jeannie

mary
24 June 2011 - 20:48

Holy smokes lady! These photos are absolutely breathtaking. I love the setting sun on the mountains, so beautiful.

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

kimbirdy
24 June 2011 - 21:02

uh, such amazingly gorgeous views!! definitely breathtaking. i would love to see your house if you wouldn’t mind sharing it on your public blog. or maybe a favorite hang out spot in your town?

Elisa
24 June 2011 - 21:42

I didn’t know there were volcanoes in Switzerland! Cool. and a little freaky ;-)

You absolutely must go to Schultz, in the Engadine. It is just so so lovely, and there’s a spa/water park there that has a pool… OMG, I still remember this: you can stare at the Alps, outdoors, while submerged in the warm water of a heated pool. It’s just heavenly!

Until then… you clearly live in a very nice area, it must be lovely there in the spring! Nice shots.

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
25 June 2011 - 00:12

So all you really need is some gorgeous instrumental music to set these photos to. I can’t get over how magical these views are. There was nothing like that for me growing up, though I did see some pretty scenes on my drive through California yesterday. But not like this…

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
25 June 2011 - 02:51

You live in MAGIC. It’s completely captivating: I can actually feel the beauty through your photographs. It makes me happy to know how much you appreciate it.

Connie @ Daydream In Color
26 June 2011 - 23:43

You are such a lucky girl. What an amazing view! Thanks so much for sharing a piece of where you live.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
27 June 2011 - 07:35

This is where you live?!!! Ahhhhh how beautiful!! ALL these photos are absolutely stunning!

Tajna
28 June 2011 - 07:14

I want to be there NOW! perfect place for running,hiking,biking,sharing recipes and jokes with a fellow friendly fashionable funny vegan! I have to visit! Keep the pictures coming…however they sure make me jealous! :-)

ana
28 June 2011 - 17:45

this place is dreamy. dreamy!! I wish I could transfer myself there, right now.

Rachael
30 June 2011 - 19:41

I’m jealous of where you live. There. I said it.





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