January 2, 2017

Here is a set of big-camera photos from a trip to Porto in Portugal for an impromptu long weekend back in early December 2016. I also blogged about the trip and about the beautiful tiles that cover the city.


Street art in Porto, Portugal.
Street art in Porto, Portugal.


Mum in Porto.
Mum in Porto.


The view from the Torre dos Clérigos in Porto.
The view from the Torre dos Clérigos in Porto.


So many buildings have skylights!
So many buildings have skylights!




Looking across the Douro river.
Looking across the Douro river.






The coast north of Foz do Douro. Surfers and the port.
The coast north of Foz do Douro. Surfers and the port.








Farolins da Barra do Douro.
Farolins da Barra do Douro.




Tanya next to the Atlantic.
Tanya next to the Atlantic.


Street art near the Ponte Luís I in Porto.
Street art near the Ponte Luís I in Porto.


The Douro River.
The Douro River.


Porto
Porto’s pretty river waterfront.




The yellow boat was my favourite.
The yellow boat was my favourite.


Callistemon in flower in Porto.
Callistemon in flower in Porto.




Ponto Luís I.
Ponto Luís I.

November 30, 2016

These photos are from Gornergrat, above Zermatt in Switzerland, in Autumn 2016.


Gornergrat (3090 m), with the Gornergrat Bahn.
Gornergrat (3090 m), with the Gornergrat Bahn.


The snout of the Gornergletscher.
The snout of the Gornergletscher.


Anna and Tanya with Monte Rosa (4634 m) behind.
Anna and Tanya with Monte Rosa (4634 m) behind.


The Matterhorn and cairns.
The Matterhorn and cairns.


Anna with the Matterhorn.
Anna with the Matterhorn.






Lyskamm (4527 m).
Lyskamm (4527 m).


Anna, Tanya, Matterhorn (4478 m).
Anna, Tanya, Matterhorn (4478 m).


Riffelsee and Matterhorn.
Riffelsee and Matterhorn.


The frozen edge of the Riffelsee.
The frozen edge of the Riffelsee.


Riffelsee reflection.
Riffelsee reflection.




Monte Rosa.
Monte Rosa.


Dent Blanche (4357 m), Pointe de Zinal, Ober Gabelhorn (4063 m), Wellenkuppe.
Dent Blanche (4357 m), Pointe de Zinal, Ober Gabelhorn (4063 m), Wellenkuppe.


The view to Ober Gabelhorn.
The view to Ober Gabelhorn.


Ober Gabelhorn, Wellenkuppe, Trifthorn, Zinalrotthorn (4221 m).
Ober Gabelhorn, Wellenkuppe, Trifthorn, Zinalrotthorn (4221 m).


Zinalrotthorn, Schalihorn, Weisshorn (4506 m).
Zinalrotthorn, Schalihorn, Weisshorn (4506 m).



November 19, 2016

It’s been a spectacular autumn in Switzerland, with plenty of autumn colour to the forest, and low snow to highlight the mountains. Here is a set of photos from walks and trips in Valais during the autumn of 2016.


Reemistafel (1999 m), in the Bietschtal valley, with Bietschhorn (3934 m) above.
Reemistafel (1999 m), in the Bietschtal valley, with Bietschhorn (3934 m) above.


The view of Bishorn (4151 m), Weisshorn (4506 m), and Zinalrotthorn (4221 m) from Col de Torrent (2916 m); Lac de Moiry below.
The view of Bishorn (4151 m), Weisshorn (4506 m), and Zinalrotthorn (4221 m) from Col de Torrent (2916 m); Lac de Moiry below.


Dents de Veisivi (3418 m) in Val d
Dents de Veisivi (3418 m) in Val d’Hérens.




Autumn colours in Grimentz, Val d
Autumn colours in Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers.


Wood stacked for winter in Grimentz.
Wood stacked for winter in Grimentz.


Pointes de Mourti (3564 m) and Pointe de Moiry (3308 m) in Val de Moiry.
Pointes de Mourti (3564 m) and Pointe de Moiry (3308 m) in Val de Moiry.


Icy stream.
Icy stream.


Streams from the Glacier de Moiry.
Streams from the Glacier de Moiry.


Glacier de Moiry and Pointes de Mourti.
Glacier de Moiry and Pointes de Mourti.


Glacier de Moiry.
Glacier de Moiry.


Frozen lake at the end of Glacier de Moiry.
Frozen lake at the end of Glacier de Moiry.


Anna and Tanya.
Anna and Tanya.


Anna in the Val de Moiry.
Anna in the Val de Moiry.


Tanya relaxing.
Tanya relaxing.


Anna and an icicle, Val d
Anna and an icicle, Val d’Anniviers.


The Pyramides d
The Pyramides d’Euseigne in Val d’Hérens.


The Pyramides d
The Pyramides d’Euseigne.


Detail of the pyramids.
Detail of the pyramids.


Pyramids detail.
Pyramids detail.

October 2, 2016

From the Cabane de Louvie — Grand Combin (4314 m), Combin de Corbassière (3716 m), and Petit Combin (3663 m) at sunset.
From the Cabane de Louvie — Grand Combin (4314 m), Combin de Corbassière (3716 m), and Petit Combin (3663 m) at sunset.


Tanya relaxing in front of the Grand Combin.
Tanya relaxing in front of the Grand Combin.


Combin de Corbassière.
Combin de Corbassière.


Grand Combin sunset 1.
Grand Combin sunset 1.


Grand Combin sunset 2.
Grand Combin sunset 2.


Dents de Midi (3257 m) from the Cabane Marcel Brunet, early morning.
Dents de Midi (3257 m) from the Cabane Marcel Brunet, early morning.


The Massif du Mont Blanc from the Swiss side. The big peak here is the Aiguille d
The Massif du Mont Blanc from the Swiss side. The big peak here is the Aiguille d’Argentiere (3901 m).


Mont Vélan (3727 m).
Mont Vélan (3727 m).


The Combe de l
The Combe de l’Â.


Andy and Tanya at the Col de Mille.
Andy and Tanya at the Col de Mille.


Verbier in late summer.
Verbier in late summer.


Mont Dolent (3820 m) - the triple point between France, Switzerland, and Italy.
Mont Dolent (3820 m) – the triple point between France, Switzerland, and Italy.

September 21, 2016

This set of photos was taken around the Cabane des Becs de Bosson in Switzerland.

Tanya posing at the Pas de Lona (pt. 2802).
Tanya posing at the Pas de Lona (pt. 2802).


Tanya and Andy.
Tanya and Andy.


Early morning light. L-R Grand Cornier, Dent Blanche, Dent d
Early morning light. L-R Grand Cornier, Dent Blanche, Dent d’Hérens, Sassenaire.


Pigne d
Pigne d’Arolla, La Serpentine, Mont Blanc de Cheilon, La Ruinette, Aiguilles Rouge d’Arolla, Grand Combin (hiding).


From the Cabane des Becs de Bosson. Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrotthorn, Ober Gabelhorn.
From the Cabane des Becs de Bosson. Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrotthorn, Ober Gabelhorn.


Zinalrothorn, Ober Gabelhorn, Grand Cornier, Dent Blanche.
Zinalrothorn, Ober Gabelhorn, Grand Cornier, Dent Blanche.


Mont Blanc in centre stage.
Mont Blanc in centre stage.


La Maya, and Les Diablerets across the Rhône Valley.
La Maya, and Les Diablerets across the Rhône Valley.


Looking to Wiesshorn and co, across Lac de Lona.
Looking to Wiesshorn and co, across Lac de Lona.


The Vallon de Réchy.
The Vallon de Réchy.


Becs de Bosson and their cabin.
Becs de Bosson and their cabin.


Col de la Tsevalire.
Col de la Tsevalire.

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