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Overlooking the lake Thun from above Oberhofen, the harshness of the Alps with its sharp edges and fresh snow was strongly contrasting with those cows peacefully grazing in rolling pastures.
Above Margelsattel - October 7th, 2017.
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10/8/17
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Here is another place I return to at least once a year, from earlier this month.
Hilterfingen - September 3rd, 2017.
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Arriving in Wimmis
On my Sunday bike tour I paused near a bench for a while. The nearby cows didn't wear bells and it wasn't windy so it was eerily quiet.
Street view: https://goo.gl/maps/aPa6YJdwbiP2
Wimmis - September 24th, 2017.
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9/26/17
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A Wellness Resort for Cows
Cattle and farms would seem to be favorite topics of mine but the truth is that they both cross my way regularly during my bike trips, and I have more of them in the pipeline.

I spotted this 5 stars barn as I was heading back down toward the lake. The manager of this place seems to have fully understood that he depends on his livestock; so the better his cows are doing, the better he will be.
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9/25/17
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The summer is retreating on the tip of its toes all while the shadows are getting a tiny bit longer each day. In 10 days autumn officially begins but, like every year, a number of plants have not been able to wait that long. Many of those were also the first to come out from the winter. These pictures are from around the old town church which in 2017 enjoyed its 687th summer.
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9/11/17
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Can you spot the fake window? In consideration of the overall aspect this facade would be sort of one-legged without it.
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Some mailboxes in the old town where we know for sure that the postman will have to walk to deliver the mail
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Thuner Majolika
I recently discovered an important past business for my home town. It lasted 50 years, between 1870 and 1920, and left absolutely no traces in the present day except for what I could see in an exhibit I visited last weekend in the city's museum.

For tourists I am guessing that buying these painted ceramics was somehow comparable back then to taking pictures with smartphones today. For most but the wealthiest, before WWII, photographic equipment was still too expensive and encumbering.

The below text comes from the exhibit:
Thuner Majolika' - what sounds right, sells better.
Thuner Majolika' was an invented brand name. Thereby, manufacturers could differentiate their newly created artware' from everyday rural ceramics.

"Majolica" alluded to the Mediterranean island of Majorca from where tin-glazed wares were once exported to Italy. Thuner Majolika", produced between 1870 and 1920, was in reality made in the potteries of the neighbouring villages of Steffisburg and Heimberg. These souvenir ceramics were produced by a traditional earthenware technique, with a colourful lead glaze. They quickly became very popular, as was apparent from the Paris International Exhibition of 1878. There the exhibits attracted much interest, leading to substantially increased demand.
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9/10/17
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A few perspectives I brought back from my last visit inside the castle, uncluttered and terse.
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9/6/17
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What makes a city endearing for me is the sum of its many contrasts
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