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Whatever you might have expected below this title, this is just a photo of the night before last of the full moon and clouds through which it peeked from time to time, with enhanced colors (and added blur to hide noise):

Vollmond und Wolken

This is the rest


Alright, this is the last photo series from my Montreux holiday, a mixture of various topics.

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A look at the sky shows more cloud formations, a parhelion and a steaming sail boat: ;)

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When sunny skies break through behind the clouds
I wish it could last forever…


A fork in the lake (thought these things only exist in roads…) in Vevey, in front of the Alimentarium, a food museum:

Vevey fork

A few buildings: My hotel, the Eden Palace au Lac, and the restaurant Le Palais Oriental:

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The Montreux Palace and the Grand Hotel:

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Congress center with Auditorium Stravinski and the old market hall:

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Through the old town, we reach a church, the late gothic Temple St-Vincent:

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From its terrace we have a nice view of the lake and parts of the city:


Now quickly a few animals who also seem to enjoy the sun…

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…before we say farewell with a postcard view:



On the Sunday of my Montreux holiday I went to Vevey, the city next to Montreux, because firstly, I expected better weather there, and secondly for the large flea market there (always an invitation to stroll around).

Quite a strong wind was blowing that day – wind and kite surfers probably liked it…

Vevey: Wind surfer Vevey: Kite surfer

…and the waves could let off some steam, too:

Waves in Vevey Waves in Vevey

Waves in Vevey

Projekt 52 And since these photos can easily be made to match this week’s topic of Projekt 52, “Poem interpretation” – a poem for a photo or a photo for a poem –, I’m using especially the last of the images above for this project, in combination with the poem “An den Mistral” (=”To the Mistral”)1 by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (see here in Projekt Gutenberg for its text – in German, of course).

Now let’s continue with the photos. In Vevey, I happened to come accross the final part of the Triathlon de la Riviera:

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Participants, if you don’t want to see your photo here, just drop me a line.

And on the way back, there was a jet ski race at Clarens:

Jet-Ski race Montreux

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Jet-Ski race Montreux Jet-Ski race Montreux

  1. even though that’s not a Mistral at Lake Geneva []

Videos of the Week (2008/32)

Four videos this week…

Lightning in super-slowmotion (via Wissen belastet):

More of these here.

A lone swimmer at the Sydney Olympics… (via mlogger)

The mystic solution for computer problems! ;) (via Bad Astronomy)

Rhabarberbarberabarbarbier… oder something like that. :rotfl: (via Resistance Is Futile) – yes, German, but give it a try!

Cloud mountains art


The art of nature – created in a very simple way from the pale original photo from yesterday’s sunset (bottom left) with a little color/contrast correction; bottom right is a more reddish intermediate step (click to enlarge):

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