Engelberg Mountains

Switzerland

Engelberg, Switzerland is still possibly the most picturesque little town I’ve ever been to.  It seemed like it must have been completely kept in existence by tourism, but it didn’t have the level of commercialization that it seems most ski areas do.

“It’s a German legend, there’s always going to be a mountain in there somewhere.”

Picture taken with Olympus C-2040Z, lens @ 8.9mm (49mm eq), 1/400 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100

Titlis Rotair

Titlis

The Titlis Rotair gondola heading up (or down, not sure) the mountain in Engelberg Switzerland.  I thin k it’s claim to fame is that, as the name hints, it rotates while traveling giving the occupants a 360 view of the landscape.  My claim to fame is that I rode it (many times) and then years later it showed up in a Warren Miller movie and I got to feel ahead of the curve.

Picture taken with Olympus C2040z, lens @ 21mm (120mm eq), 1/400 sec shutter, f/6.3, ISO 100

Swiss Alps

Swiss Alps

A shot of the Swiss Alps taken over the town of Engelberg, the site of my one over-seas skiing experience.  It was probably a stupid waste of money to go on my own to Engelberg just to ski in July, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Switzerland definitely has some beautiful areas, both as shown here and some of the countryside that the train passed through getting here.

Picture taken with Olympus C2040z, lens @ 10.6mm (58mm eq), 1/400 sec shutter, f/6.3, ISO 100