The fifth leg of my solo motorcycle tour across Europe brought me to the Klimsenkapelle 1,864m above sea level at Klimsenhornjoch on the Pilatus massif, Switzerland.

Photograph of the Gelmerbahn Funicular, 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. It's a beautiful listed building, but its altitude makes it quite inhospitable, with an average temperature of only 0.9°c.

Photograph from the Gelmerbahn Funicular, Switzerland

I'd like to know who cleans the windows. They must have balls of steel.

These pictures 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 in medium format, 35mm film and digital.