Posts tagged ‘Winter’

Beauty in Ruins

Ruins of the old spinning mill Spinnerei Jakobstal, Bülach, Switzerland
Ruins of the old spinning mill Spinnerei Jakobstal, Bülach, Switzerland

“But the landscape of devastation is still a landscape. There is beauty in ruins.” – Susan Sontag

Rhine Falls in Winter

Rhine Falls in winter, Neuhausen, Switzerland.

Rhine Falls, early February. The thermometer marks 4 degrees Celsius below Zero and the sky is overcast. The flat light and the bare vegetation confer the scenery a dreary and desolate aspect. Very few tourists face the biting cold this morning to visit the Rhine Falls. What a contrast to the noisy crowd that visits this popular tourist attraction during the summer. And yet, even in this melancholic winter look the Rhine Falls keep up their appeal.