mb - 43. One of the many viaducts - Einer der vielen Viadukte der Rhätischen Bahn

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May M. B. (Swissmay) on November 6, 2008

Hugh, thank you very much! I am happy that you like it! Warm regards, May

Tihomir, thanks a lot for your nice comment! Greetings, May

Ian Stehbens on December 7, 2008

Dear May,

The set of 43 images has taken me into May's backyard, as we would say here, and it has been a sheer privilege to travel with you. And at least in Panoramio you haven't had to listen to my endless chatter as excitedly I interpreted the geology, recorded the changes and subtleties of land use, admired the landscape with its spectacular majesty, abundance of colour, serendipity at every turn in the road of of one's head, and experienced the landscape's changes of mood. But I have at last taken it in, several times over now, and delighted in Andermatt and Disentis, both of which I had intended to visit many years ago (but was thwarted by a failing vehicle - I needed to find more level terrain in order to make it safely back to our base. Switzerland mountain roads weren't the place for the van then.)

But today again I have walked across the Devil's Bridge. Today I was driven up and over Lukmanier Pass, and yesterday we were standing in Oberalp Pass!

We felt many changes of mood. The joy of the landscape as sun burst on the peaks above, or reflected softly upon us from the forming clouds. The glory of the full sunshine and blue high altitude skies that illuminated the green fields strewn with villages and tumbling to the valley floor was awesome.

And it was all interpreted by your stops and the directions you pointed the camera. I was just a little more patient when we stood awaiting the train to scurry across the viaduct, but we saw it any way. And you were keen to find just the right accommodation even as the day was fading on us and we still up at the pass. But you found the right inn and you knew you would.

Thank yoou so very much for taking me on the journey in your backyard, one that is sprinkled with yellow stars!

I look forward to our trip over the Julier Pass into Engadine! soon, very soon.

With gratitude,


May M. B. (Swissmay) on December 8, 2008

Thanks a lot, Ian! Beautiful how you describe the scenery and I love the way you are giving me the chance to show you these sceneries, valleys and mountains, settlements, which go back before the Roman times, passes, which have been used through thousands of years by men and mules, by traders in caravans to be protected of robbers and other dangers, by armies on their way to fight or conquer places. Passes, which often separate cultures and languages spoken, watersheds and rivers, which run into different oceans from spots, which are only a few meters apart.

I am now at photo number 82 in the Julier area. You will pass the gorge of the Rhine with the massive traces of the rockfall 10'000 years ago, I know it's no time in geology, but still impressing, looking down and up the rocks and at the beautiful young Rhine having found his way through the masses and shaped for himself a bed, you will pass along the mild and lovely Domleschg with its soft scenery and colours, before you catch up with me on the Julierpass and the views onto my beloved Engadin.

My warm regards, May

May M. B. (Swissmay) on December 14, 2008

Roger and we have frequently one bear for 7 million people! :)) Was it coincidence then, that you got the train or did you know the time it would arrive? I love these trains in the scenery, there are many more waiting to be uploaded. This is the famous Glacier Express! Best regards, May :)

Roger Narbonne on January 28, 2010

♫ Swissmay. Very beautiful capture of this train scenic Switzerland, I have borrowed several times to Zermatt, look on this link here, thank you.

Greetings of France, City Narbonne Viewer, Roger.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on February 3, 2010

Roger, thank you for visiting and commenting one of my train photos! Best regards, May

Ricardo David Jusino… on May 8, 2011

Me rindo,... todo lo que toco es tuyo y todo es hermoso, ..me rindo, simplemente lo admito, eres maravillosa! Saludos desde Puerto Rico.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 26, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by May M. B. (Swissmay)
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3
    • Taken on 2008/10/10 11:33:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 7.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash