Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( of Lake Geneva )

This week’s photo challenge is Edge.

I have always like edges to the water, whether it is sea or lake.dscf0043

Here are a few shots taken at the edge of the lake Geneve near Morges.

It is idyllic to see yachts on a calm lake, as the ones I saw that day in Morges.dscf0042

The flowers at the edges of the lake were also lovely.

I can sit there all day, just gazing to the lake, watching the water and the clouds.dscf0045

Surely, there are people like me, relaxing near to the water edge.

These are wonderful views to be enjoyed.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony (Vineyard)

The vineyard overlooking the Lake of Geneve, Switzerland, a very harmonious environment, is an UNESCO site.

Below is a paragraph lifted from the UNESCO.org site describing the place:IMG_1008

The Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, stretching for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva from the Chateau de Chillon to the eastern outskirts of Lausanne in the Vaud region, cover the lower slopes of the mountainside between the villages and the lake. Although there is some evidence that vines were grown in the area in Roman times, the present vine terraces can be traced back to the 11th century, when Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries controlled the area. It is an outstanding example of a centuries-long interaction between people and their environment, developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued wine that has always been important to the economy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic ( Flowers at Morges)

The sight of flowers blossoming in Spring always makes me happy.

While we have soft hail here, I am optimistic that Spring will come soon.DSCF0026

This  image always come to mind; it was taken in Morges, Switzerland.

While tulips in Amsterdam are are abundant, I rather like these at Morges.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half ( Lake )

The DP’s theme for this week is Half and Half.

Photographers talk about the rule of thirds.

Taking pictures half / half is usually not recommended.

This week, I will be sharing pictures which are half / half.DSCF0033A

This picture was taken at Lake Geneva at Morges, Switzerland.

The sea and the lake are basically of the same color, highlighted by some clouds and yachts.

It was a view to behold.

Travel Theme: Arches

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The theme for this week’s Travel Theme is Arches.

I like arches. Structurally, they are a very efficient of supporting weight from above, without causing tension in the elements.

Architecturally, they look pleasing too.

I have posts here showing the arches at Blue Mosque in Turkey, recently, I also showed some beautiful arches at the Cathedral in Cordoba, Spain – they are very Moorish but look strikingly beautiful.DSCF1142

The arches shown here are from a building in Geneve, Switzerland.

Accidentally, I wandered into this building and was fascinated by the arches supporting the roof. The arches do not just span orthogonally but also diagonally, presenting a very interesting pattern.DSCF1143

From the outside the building is interesting too. It has multiple arches and there are also ramps going up at a slant.

All these make for an interesting structure!