I know, it’s been a a while since my last post… But these last days have been busy! With the first summer days in Zurich, plans seem to multiply and I didn’t have much spare time to sit in front of my pc and edit photos. And I’ve been taking a lot of photos lately…
The last week my parents in law visited us. It was a great oportunity to explore the city during this new season. The heat has arrived to Zurich and the locals seem to know how to enjoy it: there are terraces everywhere, the badis (natural pools in the rivers or the lake of the city) are open and the parks are full of people sunbathing or having picnics and bbqs. And there has been an explosion of new life in the water of the Zurichsee.
We wandered all day around Niederdorf and Lindenhof, the two areas of Zurich beautiful old town and we even climbed one of the towers of Grossmünster, the cathedral of Zurich, and enjoyed one of the best views of the city.
I hope you like this little tour of Zurich!

Riding on mum’s back. Canon EOS1200D 233mm f/5.6 1/1250sec. ISO100
Mum and cygnet. Canon EOS1200D 229mm f/5.6 1/400sec. ISO100
The beautiful ugly duckling. Canon EOS1200D 250mm f/5.6 1/400sec. ISO100
Pavillon Le Corbusier. Canon EOS 1200D 18mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
Chinagarten. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
Street of Niederdorf. Canon EOS1200D 48mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO100
Polyterrasen. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/100sec. ISO100
Views from Grossmünster. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 1/100sec. ISO100
Roofs of Niederdorf. Canon EOS1200D 55mm f/11 1/100sec. ISO100
Grossmünster and Hans Waldmann statue. Canon EOS1200D 27mm f/11 1/125sec. ISO100
Lindenhof. Canon EOS1200D 21mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
Lindenhof. Canon EOS1200D 55mm f/11 1/30sec. ISO100
Fraumünster at dawn. Canon EOS1200D 10mm f/11 30sec. ISO100 ND1024
Grossmünster and Münsterbrücke at blue hour. Canon EOS1200D 18mm f/11 5sec. ISO100



  1. Great pic! I went to Zurich last year so many of these places look familiar. My pics from the Chinese garden weren’t nearly as good as yours though!! My favorite photo in this post is the Fraumünster one at dawn, just sublime

    • Thanks a mil!!! Glad you like the photos!
      Right now the city is gorgeous! Even the most typical places look beautiful with all the trees in green and all the flowers in bloom.
      It was diffiicult to photograph the Chinagarten! They are reparing some parts of the garden and it’s not easy to avoid the scaffolds in the photos, hehehe. But the works ended in the square of Fraumünster and now it’s not a parking lot anymore 🙂 (it was when I came to visit the city one year and a half ago) Now there are terraces and chairs to sit in the square and it’s a very nice place to walk and photograph!!

  2. Thank you for the tour Mercedes. I especially loved the buildings and reflections, and the baby nestled in its mama’s feathers. Great work.

    • Thanks a million, Anne!!! So glad you like it!! 🙂
      Zurich has an impressive variety of architectural styles, I find very interesting to photograph the contrast of the medieval buildings and the modern ones.
      And the cygnets were a total surprise!! We were walking to the Corbusier Pabillion along the lake shore when we saw a few swan families with the little ones!! I photographed some cygnets a year ago in Dublin, but I never saw the babies riding on their parents back (only in other photographers’ instagrams, hehehe), so I had to make a stop (and change lenses quickly!!) to capture the moment 🙂

  3. Muy bonitas Mer

    • Mil gracias, Isaac!!! Espero que también os gustara verlo en persona aunque me tuvierais que esperar mil veces mientras hacía las fotos, jejeje 🙂

  4. Great photos Mercedes, especially the first one!

    • Thanks a million!! It was the first time I saw in person the cygnets riding on their mum’s back! I find swans fascinating and it always amazes me how tender and protective they are with their little ones! 🙂

  5. María Dolores

    Preciosas fotografías, tomas increíbles para una persona que no sabe sobre ese arte gráfico. Me encantan todas las de los polluelos con sus progenitores y las de las calles y esa fuente en el atardecer me ha dejado alucinada, después de haberla visto hacer no me imaginaba lo magnífico que era el ángulo tomado. Genial eres una gran fotografa

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