Zurich, Switzerland

When not on trail I live in Zurich, Switzerland. As I hope to spend my time mostly in the US in 2022, I revisited some places in the city in December 2021.

Sihlfeld Schoolhouse
Café du Bonheur
Hardbrücke and Primetower
Hardplatz
Hardbrücke
Urbanstyle
Schiffbau
Tram
Mural and former Löwenbräu brewery
Furniture store
Granary
Migros Tower
Letten
Sihlquai
TBZ glas tower
Platzspitz
Dynamo
Police at the Platzspitz
Schutz und Rettung
Police Headquarters
Niederdorf and University
Security at Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich
Ships on the Lake
Giant soap bubbles
Floating theatre
Rämistrasse
Kunsthauserweiterung
Big names
Globus Provisorium
ARUD
Sihl and Main Train Station
Sihlpost
Europaalee
Kaserne
Police prison
Solidarity with everybody?
Lochergut
Trash management
Kalkbreite
Kalkbreite
Tramdepot
Racist murals
International Transit
Firefighter base
Sleeping spot
Sihlcity
Book factory
Lake
Kongresshaus, Tonhalle
Tonhalle
SUVA
Quaibridge
Haus Metropol and Frauenbadi
City hall and Fraumünster
City hall and Fraumünster
Zur Zimmerleuten
Schipfe
Poller
Limmatquai
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On the entire site, this is easily the piece of content that was most time consuming to produce. First I had to walk through Zurich for hours to take all the photos. Then I had to resize every image as out of camera they are much larger than internet can handle at this point in time (December 2021). Also I had to research some of the information given with each photo. There are still some omissions: Schauspielhaus (Pfauen), Main Train Station, Uetliberg and Höngerberg.

My camera performed much better than I had ever dreamed. It takes photos that appear to be better than real life. All the pictures of the Limmatquai were shoot in dusk. I have no idea about exposure, ISO and so on, all these pictures are 100 % point and shoot. Some may seem horizontally inclined, a problem easily solved by activating the artificial horizon in the camera. Even with the newest smartphones, you could never take such detailed photos.

Yes, the Leica Q2 is somehow steep in price (not sponsored, bought with my own money) however the results you get are incredible. To produce such nice images with a Sony, Nikon or Cannon camera, you would easily spend even more but would be left with a chunky and heavy setup. I don’t care about all the things you can change or about the 800 mm zoom lens.

Zurich until today has a visible colonial past. If you understand German language, I highly recommend to visit the website “ZH-Kolonial“.