Spiez Harbor View

Spiez Harbor View

Spiez, Canton of Bern, Switzerland This was shot while walking through the gardens of Spiez Castle. A beautiful harbor on the Thunersee (Lake Thun) sits right next to the castle. The atmosphere on the day was wonderful, with Swiss folk of Spiez enjoying a beautiful day. People were kicking around a football, tossing a frisbee, sailing on the Thunersee, and just enjoying the gorgeous day. Also, I had originally intended to shoot this shot without the old man in it, but he was just not going to leave, so I snapped it anyways. Now that I've finished it, I think he actually adds to it. The thing that sticks in my mind about this day is the vivid color everywhere. I don't think I've been to a place that was so colorful. The water was gorgeous aqua blue, the trees and grass were vivid green, and the flowers all over this town were a beautiful rainbow of colors. One of these days I'd like to go back and see some of the other towns on the Thunersee and it's sister lake, Brienzersee (Lake Brienz).

Photo © copyright Mickey Shannon.

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