Scenic Flight East and Central Switzerland

These pictures where made during a scenig flight on 31 may 2003, right after a partial solar eclipse. Flight course with a Robin 400/140 of Moonlight Air starting at airfield Triengen was: Gotthard, Grisons, Rhine valley, Lake Walen, Lake Zurich, Einsiedeln, Mythen, Rigi, Luzern, Pilatus, Triengen. The pictures are not very sharp and sometimes have reflections because I had to shoot through the plexi glass window. Saturday, May 31, 2003, 33 photos.

Stansstad: Stansstad, the connection between Lake Lucerne and Lake Alpnach. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Lake Seelisberg: A little lake on Seelisberg. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Mountain: A mountain on our way from Lake Lucerne to the Gotthard. — Minolta X-700, 85mm Lens, Fuji Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Mountains: Mountains near the Gotthard massif Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fuji Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Oberalp Pass: Serpentines of the Oberalp Pass road. The buildings belong to Andermatt on the Gotthard Pass. Shot from an airplane — 31 May 2003, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 85mm telephoto lens

Wind Energy on Oberalp Pass: The wind energy power plant Gütsch/Andermatt of EW Ursern is the highest of its kind world wide. The diameter of the rotors is 51.5m and it produces 800 kW. More information see Suisse Éole. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Top station Tgom: The cable car top station and transmission tower on the Alp Tgom above the village Sedrun. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lai da Laus: The mountain lake "Lai da Laus" on the Alp da Laus lies in the Surselva between the villages Disentis and Sumvitg — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Mudslide at Schlans: In November 2002 a giant mudslide nearly missed the small village Schlans in the Swiss Alps in canton Grisons. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Mountains: Grison mountains with clouds — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Debris flow at Rueun: The debris flow that hit the small village Rueun in the Grisons in November 2002. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lake Cauma: The beautiful Lake Caume lies inmidst a forest close to Flims. In the summer time it is a popular place for swimming. Diving is only possible with permission. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Rhein: The river Hinterrhein with the village Rhäzuns. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Tamins/Reichenau: At the two villages Tamins and Reichenau the rivers Hinterrhein and Vorderrehin are merging to the river Rhein. On the upper part of the image one can see EMS Chemie, which belongs to Swiss SVP politician Blocher. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Obermutten: The small mountain village Obermutten lies inmidst a sunny meadow in the canton Grisons, above the Albula Pass. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lenzerheide: Clouds are reflecting on the surface of Lake Lenzerheide. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Parpan Rothorn: Top station on the summit of Mount Parpan Rothorn. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Arosa Rothorn: The summit of Mount Arosa Rothorn. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Arosa: Once it was a village, now it's more like a city. Aerial view of Arosa. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Weisshorn: Mount Weisshorn nearby Arosa. In the year 2001 there was held an astronomy week in Arosa. Many hobby astronomers took their telescope onto the Swisscom platform on the left hand side. I took my heavy 30cm f/4 Newtonian with me. The sight of the Cirrus nebula and Northamerica nebula in constellation Cygnus with O-III filter was breathtaking. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Medergen: Light and shadows at the small village Medergen, It lies above Langwies in Plessur valley on the way from Arosa to Chur. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Train Station Chur: Aerial view of train station in Chur. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Post Square Chur: Aerial view of the post square in Chur with the double roundabout. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Crop circle man: A crop circle man in a field nearby Sargans. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Quinten at Lake Walen: The small village Quinten at Lake Walen is only reachable by hiking or by ship. This is the village center with the jetty. In the center of the image one can see the Restaurant Seehus — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Laui at Quinten: A little bit west of Quinten towards Weesen lies a group of houses called Laui. The prominent house in the foreground is the Kublihaus. It was taken over in the year 1808 by Johann Melchior Kubli. He was born in 1750 in Netstal/GL and was 1782 transcript writer in the process against Anna Göldi, the last executed which in Europe. Because he tried to defend her, e had to leave canton Glarus in 1808 and moved to Quinten. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Weesen: Aerial view of the village Weesen at Lake Walen. Here is the harbour and the fountain. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Etzel: The restaurant on the summit of Mount Etzel. I have seen it many many times from my flat in Rapperswil, but never been there. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Cemetary of Monastery Einsiedeln: The cemetary nearby the monastery of Einsiedeln. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Kapell Bridge: The famous Kapell Bridge at Lucerne across the river Reuss. Downstream nearby is the small Rathaus Bridge. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Lido Würzenbach: The Lido nearby the traffic museum across from Lucern on the other side of the Lake Lucerne. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

KKL and Train Station Luzern: In the foreground the famous KKL (culture and congress center Lucerne) and the train station. The river Reuss exits Lake Lucerne here. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003

Grand Casino Luzern: The Grand Casino in Lucerne on the shore of Lake Lucerne. — Minolta X-700, 85mm telephoto lens, Fujichrome Provia 100F, 31 May 2003