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Buenos Aires

It has taken a long time, but I can finally upload a first gallery of pictures taken in Argentina. I will start with the capital city, Buenos Aires.

It is a city with plenty to see, architecturally and culturally. A few examples are below, more can be seen in the gallery.


Avenue 9 de Julio, the world’s widest avenue.

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Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada (office of the president)

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The cemetery of Recoleta

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Air14

Here are a few pictures of Air14, an air show - in Payerne, Switzerland - to celebrate 100 years of Swiss Air Force, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse and 25 years of the PC7 Team. Many international teams as eel as historic planes attended the show. A small selection can be seen below.




Patrouille Suisse (Switzerland) & A330



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Al Fursan (UAE)



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Frecce Tricolori (Italy)



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Red Arrows (UK)



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Dewoitine D-26



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F-4 Corsair



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RAF Typhoon



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Breitling Wing Walkers



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Agusta A-109



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Spitfire


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F-16



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Gripen



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C-3605 & PC-9



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A380



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RAF Falcons Para Jumpers



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Bleriot XI



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Morane D-3801 & F/A-18



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Hunter, Mirage III DS, Vampire & F/A-18



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Bücker 131, Pilatus P-2, Pilatus P-3



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F/A-18 & Super Puma



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Rafale



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F/A-18



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Hunter



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Säntis

I have been visiting the Appenzell Alps for a short hike at the foot of Mt Säntis. At ca. 2’500 m the Säntis is not very high. It is however a remarkable landmark as it is higher than all the surroundings summits and can be seen from far away. I didn’t go to the top as it was in the clouds. When the weather is clear, it is possible to see 6 countries from the summit (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, and Italy)

Here are a few pictures of this hike from Urnäsch to Schwägalp.

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The Säntis

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There were many flowers along the trail.

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And some busy bees...

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Pilatus

It is time for a few pictures of one of my latest hikes, going up Mount Pilatus (2128 m).

The Pilatus is a beautiful mountain, of which the summit can be reached by the world’s steepest cogwheel railway (or a cable car).

Views towards the valley are amazing.

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The train can be seen from many places. Its maximum declivity is of 48%

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When in sight of the summit...

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... there was a small group of ibex grazing peacefully.

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All along the way, there were many beautiful alpine flowers to be seen.

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Finally, after having reached the summit, there was a great view towards Lucerne, the city being at the foot of the mountain.

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Schächental

As a start to the hiking season, I went for a short stroll on the side of the Schächental. It is a valley in canton Uri leading to the Klausen pass.

It was unfortunately quite cloudy, so that I could only guess what the nice weather view would look like. It gave however a great atmosphere to the place.

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