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Autumn in Zürich

I’m in the lucky position that I usually can enjoy all the four seasons – the snow and frost in winter, seeing everything come to life during spring, sun and warmth in summer – and the stunning colors in autumn. And even though I hadn’t yet experienced the latter in Switzerland, I had a pretty good idea that it wasn’t going to disappoint in the color department… Having enjoyed the colors during my usual everyday commutes, I ended up doing a nice little bike ride around Uetliberg one Saturday, with a visit to a nearby Wildnispark, sporting moose, bison, wolves,…

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Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe!

With the weather in Switzerland being more or less perfect during most of the last couple of weeks, two of my friends, Phil and Justin, and I, decided to head to Jungfraujoch to enjoy the view. Jungfraujoch is a col at almost 3500m above sea-level, situated between the Jungfrau and the Mönch summits, which are both more than 4000m high – so on a clear day, the views are great – and most definitely something that you wont see anything similar to back in Denmark ;) The train ride from Zürich took quite a while, but with the view being…

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Holiday in Cervo

Rather exceptionally, this year my parents, my brother, his wife, and myself, managed to all take a week off at the same time, and choose to spend that together in Cervo in Italy. A very charming town, and fantastic food and weather made for a great week of holidays. Only problem was that it was a week or three too short!

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Zürich and Uetliberg revisited

This weekend I had a good friend from Denmark visiting me in Zürich, which also meant that I had to act a bit as a tour guide. Friday afternoon (with nice sunny weather!) was spent in the city where I finally got around to climbing to the top of the Karlsturm at Grossmünster, whereas we opted for a trip up Uetliberg on Saturday. The weather was a bit more diverse than during my last hike up there, but with only a slight bit of rain for the first half of the ascent (except for a heavy thunderstorm right at the…

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Tour de Zürichsee

Weather has gone back to being decent here in Zürich, and without other plans for the weekend, I decided on biking around lake Zürich (or, most of it at least). All in all about 80 km, with absolutely great views during most of the tour – and passing through charming towns, wine-fields and quiet parks. I obviously brought my camera along, but “sadly” the sky was just boringly blue all across ;) Got a few shots of in spite of this though, although I spent most of my energy on enjoying the tour, the views and the weather.

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From Drejø to Zürich in a week

As noted in the last post, I’ve just moved to Zürich to start a new job, and pretty much also a new life. Leaving Odense after almost 14 years wasn’t easy, but the last couple of months has had me enjoy as much of it as possible – and I also barely managed to squeeze in a trip to the very small island Drejø with my choir, the last weekend before leaving for Switzerland. A great trip, and some wonderful people – which I also got a couple of pictures of. Being in Zürich for a week now, I’ve had…

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New job – new city – new country

This week I started a new job at Verity Studios – where I’m going to write software for flying machines used for live entertainment. A very exiting opportunity, which took some thought to get used to though, as it’s in Zürich – about 1200km from Odense, where I’ve spent most of the last 14 years. But – until now at least, everything is going well, although I of course miss a lot of the wonderful people back home. In any case though, my camera is probably going to like the new city with both hills, lake, rivers, old buildings, and…

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Skiing in the Dolomites!

It’s winter! – which can mean that there’s snow in parts of Europe not all too far away from Denmark – so I jumped on a bus with a couple of friends, and headed for Canazei in the Italian Dolomites for a very nice week of skiing. The views are absolutely fabulous (at least when you’re not stuck inside a cloud), but as I deemed carrying around several kilos of camera equipment slightly detrimental to my skiing abilities, I only got around to bringing the camera onto the slopes two of the eight days – and those days didn’t have…

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It *was* dark, but I forgot my sunglasses…

The last month has had me traveling quite a bit for work – Ireland, France and the US. On the last trip, we had a six-hour layover in Chicago on our way back, so instead of just sitting around in the airport, my colleague and I headed into the city to have a look around – main thing we discovered: a couple of hours is not nearly enough! – and I should have brought my tripod too, instead of stuffing it in my checked luggage…

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