Tim Carr packed a backpack and his Nikon camera, mounted his BMW motorcycle, and set out to experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Swiss Alps.  While living in Zurich, Tim and his wife, Daneille, often rode the winding highways that cling to the mountainsides of Appenzellerland, Glarnerland, Graubünden, Ticino, and the Berner Oberland.  Leaving the bike at the base of a mountain, they would take a gondola to the summit, and find lodging in a modest Swiss Berggasthaus (mountain guest house).  From there, they hiked the trails which lead to peaks, valleys, and glacial lakes accessible only to those willing to make the journey on foot.

Tim captured these journeys so that he would remember and we could experience the beauty of the Swiss countryside – the brilliance of these hidden Alpine treasures.




  1. Your photos make me miss the Alps, even though they are only an hour away from me! These mountains are one of the rare things that give one the feeling of longing for or missing them, even when you are in them! Excellent photographs Tim!

  2. Lydia, I totally agree! I painfully miss the Alps, and remember missing them even as we hiked through them. Tim, you captured the mountains and the Swiss countryside so beautifully!

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