I think I said this before, but I don’t mind repeating myself… One of the best things about living in Switzerland is that nature is always close. You don’t need to take the car or the train to enjoy a nice walk or hike. I live in a place called “the forest corner”, so you can imagine how far that forest is from my door… A 5 minutes walk from home and I’m already in an enchanted forest. I just love it!
Last weekend I didn’t have a plan. For once, I didn’t wake up super early to go to a remote place (well, in Switzerland nothing is really that far 🙂 ). But the day was cloudy and I did want to walk a bit. So I decided to visit Uetliberg, Zurich’s highest mountain. Its summit is not far from my place, just 1 hour walking. I love this mountain and I don’t visit it as often as I would like. I have already posted some photos from Uetliberg before, because it is really beautiful (you can see some winter photos of this mountain here and here, and also during autumn). As you can see, Uetliberg is a place were you can go and always discover something new. The light, the colors, there’s always something there that catches my attention! And even if this is a very famous place to walk near the city, I always find it a very peaceful place. It’s easy to find a trail where there’s nobody and enjoy the relaxing views! And there’s more… Apart from the two restaurants located at the summit and along the Planetenweg (the most famous trail in Uetliberg that goes along the top of the Albis chain of mountains), there is a farm along the way where I love to buy fresh eggs and honey 🙂
Here are some photos from my walk in Uetliberg last week. As I said above, the day was cloudy and cold, and when I reached the top of the mountain, the clouds where so low that it was more like walking in the fog. I really like the mix of autumn colors and foggy landscapes. There’s a very special atmosphere those days, very ethereal and almost mystical. And the feeling increases in a forest! Walking and photographing this kind of landscape always help me to find calmness and ease my mind. Can you think on a better plan for a weekend?