It’s being a beautiful winter here in Switzerland. Since I came back from Spain, there have been two big snow falls in Zurich. And even more in the mountains. Everything is white and looks so beautiful now! I was looking forward to these white days since the last hike I did in early November. I’ve been dreaming with white landscapes since then.
After my short trip to Ireland, I went to a place that I already know well: Lauterbrunnen, the magical valley in the Bernese Alps. I’ve been there in summer and spring, and in both occasions I fell in love with this enchanting landscape. One of the things that I love about winter is that snow changes the landscape so much that it makes you feel you’re in a new place. That’s why I was so eager to visit this valley during this season. And I wasn’t wrong!! What in other seasons is a green deep valley full of color, life and music, in winter it’s transformed in a quiet landscape where time seems to have stopped.
The day I went to Lauterbrunnen the forecast was heavy snow in a great part of Switzerland. Fortunately, it wasn’t that bad when I arrived to the valley. A light snow was falling while I started the easy hike to Mürren. And on the way, the sky started to clear a bit and the light sneaked into the valley. Suddenly, an spectacle of light and shadow began. I stopped walking, startled by the beautiful dance that the clouds and the lights were performing around the highest peaks in the valley. It was pure poesy! I knew that the beautiful images I was looking for that day weren’t at the valley, but in the heights. So I changed lenses and started to take close-ups of these ephemeral and beautiful moments that light was creating that day.
The rest of the hike took me to the valley again, where all the beautiful waterfalls that flow in summer were now frozen. I passed along farms until I arrived to the station in Lauterbrunnen, where I took the mountain train to the other side of the valley, the small town-ski resort of Wengen. From there I also got impressive views of the valley and of a shy mountain Eiger, one of the most impressive peaks of this area.
Here are some photos I took that day. I hope you like them!