Archive for June, 2013

A SATURDAY IN LA

Friday, June 28th, 2013

DWELL ON DESIGN

Dwell on Design Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center

Dwell Magazine, which is devoted to modern architecture and design, was launched in September 2000. The Dwell brand has subsequently grown into a significant player and resource in the design field. The magazine’s editors are the curators of the annual Dwell on Design conference which took place at the LA Convention Center on June 21-23. Billed as America’s largest modern design event, it includes the presentation of products, services, demonstrations, educational platforms and home tours. Overall, the show makes an impressive contribution to the way people think about design and it’s relationship to the environment.

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LAUTERBRUNNEN TO WENGERNALP

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Staubbachfall  in Lauterbrunnen

Today Doris, my guide, and I began our hike from Lauterbrunnen, a town of a hundred waterfalls, the most renown of which is Trummelbach Falls. The valley floor is quite narrow and the walls of rock rise steeply. Water tumbles down in a raging torrent, especially after the deep, late winter of this year.

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ISENFLUH TO LOBHORNHUTTE

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

On the trail from Isenfluh to Lobhornhutte

Today’s adventure began with a short train ride from Grindelwald to Lauterbrunner. Doris picked me up at the station and we drove to Isenfluh where we left the car. We took the gondola up to Sulweid and began hiking into a gorgeous forest. We were taking a trail predominately frequented by the locals that is not marked on the tourist maps.

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HIKE TO BORT

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Early morning view of the Wetterhorn

Since Grindelwald is also a ski area in Winter, trains, buses, gondolas and funiculars make access to the most remote areas possible and with delightful Swiss efficiency. Trails are immaculate and well-marked, with benches in the middle of nowhere just when you might want one, and little chalets or restaurants just when you feel like a snack or a meal.

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