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  • Haut Val de Bagnes – Valais – Switzerland

    The Haut Val de Bagnes, in Valais canton of Switzerland, has been a protected zone since 1968. With a surface of 150 km2, this is the second biggest nature reserve in Switzerland, among its 1600 reserves, after the Zernez national Park. Hiking in the Haut Val de Bagnes will let you encounter the swiss Wildlife, with many ibexes (mountain goats, reintroduced in Bagnes from 1926), chamois and marmots. I didn’t see that many that day, even after exploring those mountains …

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  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo – Dolomites – Italy

    Probably the most famous moutains in the Dolomites, Italy, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the three peaks of Lavaredo) offer a great place to explore, to all mountain hikers. If you plan to visit the italian the Alps, I advise you to hike around those three incredible peaks. The borderline between South Tyrol and the province of Belluno, passes above the Tre Cime di Lavaredo summits. On the main photograph, you can see the Mount Paterno, on the left, and …

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  • Dolomites, Italy, Val Di Funes

    Continuing to explore the Dolomites in Italy, my road trip brought me to the Val Di Funes, where a small baroque church stands. Visible on many pictures of the Dolomites, the Ranui’s Church of St Johann was built in 1744 (Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui). It was really impressive to discover it with my own eyes, after seeing it through photographs on the web. Nearby is the church of Santa Maddalena (or St Magdalena) which saw its first building …

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  • Lago Di Braies, Italy

    Lago di Braies in Italian, or Pragser Wildsee in German is a small alpine lake in the north-east of Italy. Known as the pearl of the lakes of the Dolomites, it is at 1,495 meters above sea level, at the feet of the Croda del Becco mountain (The Seekofel). It is possible to rent a boat to sail the turquoise waters of the lake. Hiking trails start from Lago Di Braies and allow you to explore the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park …

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  • Bisse de Savièse Torrent-Neuf, Switzerland

    The bisse of Savièse Torrent-Neuf, in the Valais in Switzerland, is a bisse old of more than 500 years. Built between 1430 and 1448, this impressive Valais bisse remained in operation until 1934. In 1935, it was replaced by a tunnel dug through the mountain Le Prabé. It was not until 2005 that it was rehabilitated thanks to the work of the Association for the Safeguarding of the Torrent-Neuf and the Town of Savièse. A path that runs over 4 …

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  • Swiss Wildlife

    Hi photographers and nature lovers! It’s been a while since I published an article, but today, I will share with you a bit of the swiss Wildlife, with a brand new presentation of the articles and photos. Slowly, previous articles will start to look like this one, allowing to enjoy larger images. As everywhere in the World, Wildlife has to be respected and protected. Being a Wildlife Photographer, I really hope that my pictures will encourage you to do so. …

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  • Travel To Japan, Part 5 Nikko

    Located at the entrance of Nikko National Park, Nikko is a little town in Japan, known for Toshogo Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Tamozawa Imperial Villa, Kanmangafuchi Abyss with its Jizo statues, and many other great places . Before Toshogu was built in the 1600s, Nikko had been a center of Shinto and Buddhist mountain worship for many centuries. Nikko and the Okunikko area around Lake Chuzenji, are well known for their beautiful nature, especially for their autumn colors (Koyo). Nikko National …

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  • Zernez National Park, Switzerland

    The Zernez National Park in Switzerland, is located in the Engadine area, in the Canton of Grisons. Only Switzerland National Park, and first national park in Europe, it was founded in 1914 (August 1, the Swiss National Day). Its history dates back to 1909, when Swiss naturalists wanted to protect nature from human activities in development. Inspired by the United States which already had many national parks, they founded the Swiss League for Nature Protection (LSPN), currently known as Pro …

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  • Travel To Japan, Part 4 Kyoto

    Travel to Japan, and discover the city of Kyoto, as part 4 of my amazing trip to Japan. Located in the central part of the island of Honshu, Kyoto was formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years (from 794 till 1868) Also known as the City of Ten Thousand Shrines, Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region. So there is a lot of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines to …

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  • Abandoned Vacation Center, France

    If you liked The Shinning movie, maybe you will like this urban exploration of an abandoned vacation center (winter / summer camp), in France. Location won’t be mentioned. Exploration has been made with an authorization. The abandoned building was used as a vacation center for kids, to enjoy the beautiful mountains around. There is three floors and a basement. Mainly composed with dormitories and other bedrooms, the vacation center includes a wide kitchen, a nice common living-room with a fireplace, …

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