Switzerland Encounters with beauty hints of danger scenes

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Switzerland: Encounters with beauty, hints of danger, scenes of promise Aldo Benini

Switzerland: Encounters with beauty, hints of danger, scenes of promise Aldo Benini

What is Swiss, yet far from trivial? • Between professional events in Europe, Janet

What is Swiss, yet far from trivial? • Between professional events in Europe, Janet and I managed to meet in Switzerland, visiting with friends and children, and also moving across cities and countryside. Eight days – brief, rich, fulfilling. • The country evokes trains and chocolate; these indeed are never far, if seemingly trivial. To mitigate the postcard conundrum, I have arranged impressions in triplets, each under a title that suggests a quality or direction.

Army knife, precise:

Army knife, precise:

Construction site, Berne

Construction site, Berne

Maze for marbles – Swiss Brand Museum

Maze for marbles – Swiss Brand Museum

National highway, Berne

National highway, Berne

Organic, still fairly precise:

Organic, still fairly precise:

Salad plate at friends’ home

Salad plate at friends’ home

Pumpkin field, near Winterthur

Pumpkin field, near Winterthur

Convent garden, Rheinau

Convent garden, Rheinau

Organic, softer:

Organic, softer:

Grapes and gall apples, Rheinau

Grapes and gall apples, Rheinau

Edge of the forest, Winterthur

Edge of the forest, Winterthur

Inside the forest, Rikon

Inside the forest, Rikon

The softest - water:

The softest - water:

Rhine, near Ruedlikon ZH

Rhine, near Ruedlikon ZH

Rhone, leaving the Lake of Geneva

Rhone, leaving the Lake of Geneva

Rhine, near Ellikon am Rhein

Rhine, near Ellikon am Rhein

Cracks:

Cracks:

Broken nose, Geneva

Broken nose, Geneva

Illusion, Zurich

Illusion, Zurich

Soup line, Geneva

Soup line, Geneva

Promise:

Promise:

Man and nature, near Winterthur

Man and nature, near Winterthur

Debutant acrobats, Geneva

Debutant acrobats, Geneva

Lovers, Geneva

Lovers, Geneva

The visitors. . trying, in a short time, to figure out what this all

The visitors. . trying, in a short time, to figure out what this all meant, but, frankly, most of the time, just gratefully enjoying, feeling, radiating back.