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16 | Rush of Eiffel | Paris, France
Rush of Eiffel
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This image was captured during a spontaneous trip to Paris. On a late afternoon I hopped on the TGV and the journey began. Arrived in the city of love I started walking to the planned locations to take the photos which I had in mind. At 02:00 I captured this photo on the bridge Pond de Bir-Hakeim. After I walked 36km during the night I took the train back to Zurich in the next morning. Tired but happy I fell into the chair.


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564 | Zurich at its Best | Zürich, Switzerland
Zurich at its Best
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The city of Zurich is on clear days a wonderful place to enjoy the mountain view. In this picture you can see two of the landmarks, the church Grossmünster on the left side of the river Limmat and the church Fraumünster on the right hand side. In the background the snowy peaks of the Glarus and Schwyz Alps are nicely visible.
A special thanks to the warden of the church St.Peter. I couldn’t have realized this photo without his help.



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199 | Dawn in New York | New York, USA
Dawn in New York
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This is one of my most successful pictures of all time. It shows a 150sec exposure of the skyline of Lower Manhatten early in the morning. After a long day walking through the city I fell asleep at 4:30 a.m. right next to my camera.


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245 | 12 Minutes of New York | New York, USA
12 Minutes of New York
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Six months after traveling to New York I finally managed it to process this image. "12 Minutes of New York" shows a panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline taken at 5:20 A.M. and contains 8 vertical 90sec exposures. That means the photo shows actual 12 minutes of the city at dawn. This photo was my first of two attempts which turned out better than the second one, mainly due to daylight overexposure. The passing by boats made this shot quite nerve-wrecking.


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18 | 4AM in Paris | Paris, France
4AM in Paris
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404 | The Yellow Dress | Zürich, Switzerland
The Yellow Dress
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The Autumn turns the city of Zurich in a magical dress. This bench in front of the church Grossmünster in the oldtown was one of those special places.


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461 | Take a Deep Breath | Zürich, Switzerland
Take a Deep Breath
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For this moment I had to wait for years. A breathtaking sunrise above Zurich with the Swiss Alps in the background. That there is clear air even above the biggest city in Switzerland is just delightful.


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464 | City with a View | Zürich, Switzerland
City with a View
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In good visibility it looks like the city of Zurich was built at the foot of the Swiss Alps. At sunrise the visitor gets this great view.


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486 | Before the Ducks | Zürich, Switzerland
Before the Ducks
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Even in the city center the river Limmat is like a mirror early in the morning and reflects the surrounding better than a lot of lakes in the mountains. There’s just one rule to consider, come before the ducks are awake. When the ducks are swimming in the river the reflection is mostly gone. This photo I was able to capture on a wonderful morning in spring.


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487 | Twoface | Zürich, Switzerland
Twoface
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Zurich has two faces as I know it. The stressful and loud big city life is the part I don’t like. The other side, the silent and slow one even I, as a nature lover, like it. During the night and early in the morning it is possible to capture unique moments. This elder lady took a break in my picture, when on the other side of the Limmat the tourists went to the towers of the church Grossmünster.


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497 | City of Peace | Zürich, Switzerland
City of Peace
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At this place the world feels if there are no problems around. The picture shows the early hours at the river Limmat. The churches Fraumünster and St.Peter as well as the old town of Zurich reflecting wonderful in the river. It looks like the time is standing still.


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498 | Time flies | Zürich, Switzerland
Time flies
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The elder Lady seemed like she was in a familiar environment. Probably she already was checking the time on the tower of the church St.Peter when she was a little girl. The old town of Zurich in the morning is a magical place.


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539 | Eagles Nest | Zürich, Switzerland
Eagles Nest
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High above Zurich there are two of the most famous educational institutions, the ETH and the University of Zurich. But not only those two buildings are eye candy, the Limmatquai and the Old town called Niederdorf are worth a visit as well.


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540 | Golden Lanes of Zurich | Zürich, Switzerland
Golden Lanes of Zurich
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At dawn the streets of Zurich transform to golden lanes. In this picture you can see the Uraniastrasse which is leading to the ETH, the University of Zurich and the Protestant Church.


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554 | Rugh Hour Sunset | Zürich, Switzerland
Rugh Hour Sunset
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This sunset at the tram station Central was on my to do list for a long time. The construction was finished and the weather looked promising. First the clouds got thicker and thicker and a short rain shower moved across the city. But in the right moment the sun punched through the clouds. It was just for a minute but the scenery was perfect. Zurich, for me one of the most beautiful cities in the world.


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556 | Magic Caslte | Zürich, Switzerland
Magic Caslte
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During the day some clouds were moving in heading west. At sunset the clouds above the Hotel Dolder Grand looked like fire in the sky, the red color was so intense! I was standing there with big eyes and enjoyed the jaw dropping atmosphere. A so beautiful sunset I hadn’t seen above the city of Zurich for a long time.


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573 | Autumn Colors in Zurich | Zürich, Switzerland
Autumn Colors in Zurich
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Autumn colors at the chruch St.Peter in Zurich


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670 | Rainy Opera | Zürich, Switzerland
Rainy Opera
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The forecast predicted wind and rain. Nevertheless, I finally wanted to realize a picture which I had in mind for quite a while. On the surface of the newly build Sechseläuten Platz the Zurich Opera was reflecting very beautiful. The windy weather had the benefit that no one was standing there for a longer time. Therefore, the city looks almost deserted. Lonesome in metropolitan areas, a magical and surreal vista.


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19 | Lions and Gladiators | Roma, Italia
Lions and Gladiators
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94 | Zurich Blue | Zürich, Switzerland
Zurich Blue
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116 | Zurich at Dusk | Zürich, Switzerland
Zurich at Dusk
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186 | NYC 859pm | New York, USA
NYC 859pm
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202 | Stars of Brooklyn | New York, USA
Stars of Brooklyn
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Back in June I’ve spent one of the nicest weeks of the year with perfect weather around New York City. For several days I had crystal clear skies without any clouds. Even in the middle of the night the conditions were perfect for taking some nice shots. Early in de morning I had some places just for myself. This photo was taken at the shore of the East River at 02:30 a.m. It shows a 135 sec long exposure of the world famous Brooklyn Bridge with the newly built Freedom Tower in the back.


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222 | Towers in Green | Zürich, Switzerland
Towers in Green
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383 | Sunrise River | Zürich, Switzerland
Sunrise River
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The first daylight above the old town of Zurich and the river Limmat captured from the Lindenhof.


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388 | Grossmünster at Dawn | Zürich, Switzerland
Grossmünster at Dawn
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The church Grossmünster and the old town of Zurich at dawn.


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389 | Zurich Riverbed | Zürich, Switzerland
Zurich Riverbed
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The stones at the Limmat riverbed.


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407 | Time Flows | Zürich, Switzerland
Time Flows
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The blue hour shows the monuments of Zurich in their best light. In this picture you can see the Münsterbrücke and the church Fraumünster.


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463 | The City and the Mountains | Zürich, Switzerland
The City and the Mountains
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The Church Enge at the foot of the Swiss Alps when the sun was rising above the city of Zurich.


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562 | The Art of Public Transportation | Zürich, Switzerland
The Art of Public Transportation
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Almost nowhere public transportation is so punctual as in Switzerland. The trams in Zurich are no different. At the newly renovated tram station Central I just had to check the schedule to see when which tram creates some light painting.


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544 | Eagles Nest 2 | Zürich, Switzerland
Eagles Nest 2
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High above Zurich there is one of the most famous educational institution, the the University of Zurich. But not only this building is eye candy, the Limmatquai and the Old town called Niederdorf are worth a visit as well.


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555 | Schipfe at Dawn | Zürich, Switzerland
Schipfe at Dawn
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This place is called Schipfe and is one of my favorite places on the river Limmat. Especially at sunrise I experienced some magical moments here. This picture shows this beautiful place just before sunrise.


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566 | Source of Limmat | Zürich, Switzerland
Source of Limmat
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On very clear days you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Glarus and Schwyz Alps. This picture shows where the water of the river Limmat has its origin.


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569 | Creating Clouds | Zürich, Switzerland
Creating Clouds
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At the end of each day the lights of the Viadukt and the Prime Tower goes on.


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572 | Autumn Colors Lindenhof | Zürich, Switzerland
Autumn Colors Lindenhof
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Autumn colors at the Lindenhof


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588 | Urban Astrophotography | Zürich, Switzerland
Urban Astrophotography
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The Urania Sternwarte on a clear night when the constellation Orion is setting directly next to the observatory. Even in the middle of the city you can see stars.


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590 | Obervatory of Gotham | Zürich, Switzerland
Obervatory of Gotham
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Even though the city of Zurich is one of the brightest places of Switzerland you can observe many stars through the telescope of the Urania Sternwarte.


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594 | Stars of Grossmünster | Zürich, Switzerland
Stars of Grossmünster
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A long exposure of the church Grossmünster and the river Limmat.


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671 | The Light of Rudolf | Zürich, Switzerland
The Light of Rudolf
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Dedicated to the first mayor of Zurich the Rudolf Brun Brücke is shining each evening in all its beauty. It illuminates the river Limmat and is leading directly to the heart of the old town called Niederdorf. In this picture, you see the University of Zurich on the left-hand side, the Protestant Church in the middle and the landmark of Zurich, the Grossmünster, on the very right.


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