Archive for the ‘switzerland’ Category

Snow globe Davos

Friday, February 1st, 2013

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Miscellany of Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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Switzerland is nothing if not serious about seasonal decorating. Christmas is one of the few holidays I’m not a total hater about*, so I’m especially psyched to be here right now. The population of Davos is only about 11,000 people, but every shop, supermarket and town square is full of Christmas trees, decorations, poinsettias, LED light up animals and the most incredible variety of advent calendars I’ve ever seen (we got magnificent Kinder ones which made every day between the 1st and 25th of December An Event in itself**).

Hope the holidays have been jolly for you too, wherever you are in the world!

* understatement - Crimbo rules and Valentine’s/Halloween etc drools, imo.
** Yeah, I’m 26 years old. No shame.

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I bought one of these totally healthy poinsettias and killed it within just a couple of days, which might be a new personal best for me.

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Adorable little pinecone dudes!

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This is what a low crime rate looks like – at night they just leave the christmas trees outside and presumably no-one steals them??? Unimaginable at my local branch of Morrisons tbh.

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Everyone goes all out with outdoor fairy lights so the dark early afternoons aren’t even depressing, just chocolate-box beautiful.

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Lovely, lovely Davos.

Winter wallpapers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Got bored of my desktop and couldn’t find a nice neutral background, so I made some moody ones from my photos of Switzerland. Links below if you want to grab one for yourself. I tried to include most common resolutions, but am obviously mac-biased, so if yours isn’t covered just grab the biggest and it should scale down just fine. Enjoy!

desktop:
1024 × 768
1280 × 1024
1440 × 900 (15″ macbook pro and air)
1680 × 1050 (17″ macbook pro)
2560 × 1440 (27″ iMac, large displays)
2880 x 1800 (retina macbook)

ipad, ipad mini | retina ipad

iphone | iphone 4 | iphone 5

desktop:
1024 × 768
1280 × 1024
1440 × 900 (15″ macbook pro and air)
1680 × 1050 (17″ macbook pro)
2560 × 1440 (27″ iMac, large displays)
2880 x 1800 (retina macbook)

ipad, ipad mini | retina ipad

iphone | iphone 4 | iphone 5

desktop:
1024 × 768
1280 × 1024
1440 × 900 (15″ macbook pro and air)
1680 × 1050 (17″ macbook pro)
2560 × 1440 (27″ iMac, large displays)
2880 x 1800 (retina macbook)

ipad, ipad mini | retina ipad

iphone | iphone 4 | iphone 5

(all photos are mine, for personal use only, etc etc. You know the deal, be cool.)