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
Al Fursan (UAE)
Frecce Tricolori (Italy)
Red Arrows (UK)
Breitling Wing Walkers
C-3605 & PC-9
RAF Falcons Para Jumpers
Morane D-3801 & F/A-18
Hunter, Mirage III DS, Vampire & F/A-18
Bücker 131, Pilatus P-2, Pilatus P-3
F/A-18 & Super Puma
Here are a few pictures of this hike from Urnäsch to Schwägalp.
There were many flowers along the trail.
And some busy bees...
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.
The train can be seen from many places. Its maximum declivity is of 48%
When in sight of the summit...
... there was a small group of ibex grazing peacefully.
All along the way, there were many beautiful alpine flowers to be seen.
Finally, after having reached the summit, there was a great view towards Lucerne, the city being at the foot of the mountain.
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.
The city has been founded in 1680 by Portugal and had at the time the name of Colónia do Sacramento. The city has changed many times of ruler, oscillating between Portugal and Spain. The last ruler before independence of Uruguay in 1828 was Brazil.
The historical part of the city (Barrio HIstórico) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento
City gate - Portón de Campo
View from the Lighthouse
Streets in the historical quarter