Photograph of Klimsenkapelle by Alex Nichol


The fifth leg of my motorcycle tour across Europe brought me to the Klimsenkapelle 1,864m above sea level at Klimsenhornjoch on the Pilatus massif, Switzerland. This cute little chapel is clearly visible from the cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus, perched atop a sheer cliff face that begins only a couple of feet from its gable.

Photograph of the Gelmerbahn Funicular, Switzerland

It's a beautiful listed building, but its altitude makes it quite inhospitable, with an average temperature of only 0.9°c. I'd like to know who cleans the windows. They must have balls of steel.

Photograph from the Gelmerbahn Funicular, Switzerland

These photographs were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.

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