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Zaid El-Hoiydi
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Travel photography, nature and society.
Travel photography, nature and society.

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Spycher
A lovely little wooden house which was built in 1766 to store grain, a granary or "spycher" as they are called here, in a beautiful setting above lake Thun.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granary
Heiligenschwendi - June 22, 2017.
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6/22/17
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A Meadow in the Mountains
Down in the valleys many of the wild flowers have not even had the time to bloom before someone turned everything into cattle hay but that's not a problem they have up here, and all the insects and little animals which depend on them will bloom as well.
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6/22/17
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With a Motor
I am enjoying the benefits of a lithium-ion battery in a way I would not have thought possible a few years ago. I think I am gonna swap my car for one of these. A little help is so cool when climbing 😆.
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The Mährenhorn, 2923 m.
Another look at the Mährenhorn from the level of the Reichenbach falls.
Meiringen - June 10th, 2017.
#BernerOberland,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4hrenhorn,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichenbach_Falls
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Another beautiful sky over lake Thun seen from above Einigen about an hour ago
Einigen - June 21st, 2017.
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The Amsoldingen Church
Sunday at the church? That did apply to me last weekend but without the spiritual part. I went by that church and this time I ventured inside, first time ever. I found the interior to be of a gorgeous sobriety, wonderfully and tastefully maintained.
Amsoldingen - June 18, 2017.
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6/20/17
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Living on the Edge
Spiez - June 17, 2017.
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The Burgistein Castle
I was going up to Burgistein on my bicycle when, after a curve, I noticed a large mansion on the top of a hill. I didn't take a picture from the bike at that moment but a Google car did that three years earlier so I brought you that image instead.

That house, which had many attributes of a castle, got me curious so I got closer, much closer, and even had the chance to chat with the current owner and one of his friend, both of whom can be seen on the first image. He probably is a descendant of the Graffenried family mentioned in the Wikipedia article.

❝The first castle at Burgistein was built by Jordan I of Thun (later of Burgistein) in 1260. Jordan III of Burgistein fought on the losing side in the Battle of Laupen in 1339. In retaliation a Bernese army attacked and destroyed the castle in 1340. It was rebuilt in the following years.

In 1397 the Burgistein family died out and the castle was inherited by Werner Münzer. Over the following century it passed through numerous owners until 1484 when the Wattenwyl family acquired it. They owned the castle until 1714, when it passed to the Graffenried family. The 14th-century castle was rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries.❞
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgistein_Castle #BernerOberland,
Burgistein, June 18th, 2017.
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6/19/17
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Details Matter
Some reliques from a past when the details of our furniture still mattered to their owners. At least for those fortunate enough to employ cabinet makers for as long as they weren't finished implementing their artistical ideas.
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A pretty dull facade was being insistently shown what beauty can be. The messenger was the sun and the message came crisp and clear from the opposite building.
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