Between all the paperwork of moving to a new country and looking for an apartment, I’ve found some time to start exploring Switzerland. The weather has been amazing during my first month here. It’s been sunny and warm, more like summer than spring. Perfect conditions to start hiking in the Swiss countryside.
During the Easter weekend we went to Walensee with some friends. Walensee is one of the largest lakes in Switzerland, located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus and not far from Zurich. The landscape of Walensee resembles a fjord, with the lake surrounded by mountains and vertical cliffs on the northern side. We walked along the southern shore of the lake, enjoying the views of the impressive Churfirsten mountain range and the cliffs at the other side of the lake.
Here are some photographs I took during the hike. I hope you like them!

Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/!1 1/40sec. ISO100
The Swan. Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Summer in the Alps. Canon EOS 1200D 21mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 24mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/50sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 37mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO 100
Canon EOS 1200D 30mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/40sec. ISO100

Weekly Photo Challenge


  1. Beautiful landscapes. I’m looking forward to our next adventure! Keep the pictures coming.

    • Thanks a lot, Anne!! It was really beautiful!! And the weather was amazing! I feel so lucky for living in this country! So many places to visit and explore and photograph!! 🙂 But I have so many photos from Ireland yet… Maybe next week I’ll take you to the Emerald Island again 🙂
      Have a lovely weekend!!

  2. Lovely photos, especially the one with the flower meadow in the foreground.

  3. Whoa! Such breathtaking photographs. I could just sit on that bench and stare at the landscape forever! Thanks a lot for sharing. Wish you the very best in Switzerland.

  4. These are majestic photos. But how did you get that fabulous swan to pose for you! Great entry in this week’s challenge!

    • Thanks a lot!!! So glad you like my photos!
      Well, I had to follow the swan until I got it with the perfect background, hehehe. But they generaly don’t pay you much attention unless they have cygnets with them (then they feel a bit threatened), so you just need to move until you have them in the perfect frame, hehehe 🙂
      Have a nice weekend!!

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  6. Good shots, Mercedes. I really like the tones.

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