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The winding path

The way from our hotel to the old town was via this lovely path winding through boulders down a hill-side; with a couple of level clearings to stand and enjoy the view. With my addiction to panoramic shots, how could I resist?

Mundane Monday #84

Spiez – 10

The landscape of the charming little town of Spiez is dominated on one side by this curious mountain. It’s like the Alps gave in to the Swiss insistence on order and symmetry and gave them this custom-made hill. I don’t know what it is called but to me “Der Pyramide Berg” sounds most appropriate. 🙂

7-day Nature challenge – Day 1

Thanks to Amy for nominating me for this challenge. She’s a terrific photographer; her macro work and her shots of Texan parades are a treat to behold. With summer upon us in India, there’s isn’t much of nature to admire right now, but the jacaranda is one of the few exceptions. In full bloom with its … Continue reading

Gladiator’s arena – 2

This is the view of the arena from the Gladiator’s cell. Looking through the open door wasn’t so bad, but as soon as you turn your gaze to the barred door you feel trapped, even thought an open door is right alongside. This is the view from the dais above, a commanding, sun-kissed view of … Continue reading

The ruins of Augusta Raurica – 2

This would have been your view if you stood, as an actor, upon the stage at the amphitheatre at Augusta Raurica….would you have had the audience eating out of the palm of your hand?

Mundane Mondays #34

Silver salvers – Museum at Augusta Raurica

Most of these were between 2-3 feet across.     

Reconstructed Roman Villa – Augusta Raurica (#6)

Roman villas occasionally had shops up front selling meat or metalware or cloth (some even had prostitutes available, hidden away in a back room).

The lines blur…..