5 Skyline Photographs of Zürich

16 Jan

Some time ago I published 5 Skyline Photographs of Chicago and 5 Skyline Photographs of Madrid, now is time for Zürich. Guess where these pictures were taken!

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  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Zürich
  • Camera: Nikon D60
  • Time: 8.00 am-21.00 pm
  • Motive: Skyline Photography

If you want to learn more about Zürich’s Architecture have a look to my Free Architecture Guide of Zürich or click on the map below.

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26 Responses to “5 Skyline Photographs of Zürich”

  1. Mike Howe January 16, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    I’ve never been to Zurich Virginia, but your photographs make me want to very much. You’ve captured the essence of the city architecture beautifully :)

    • Virginia Duran January 16, 2014 at 9:27 am #

      Mike, thanks for your kind words! This was the first time I visited Zürich and I loved every single bit of its architecture. You must visit too… but maybe in summer :). Have you been in Switzerland? I’ve been told that Basel should be my next destiny!

      • Mike Howe January 16, 2014 at 11:05 am #

        Hi Virginia, no I haven’t been to Switzerland either, but I’d love to! I agree, you should go to Basel so we can see the lovely photos ;)

      • Virginia Duran January 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

        heheh thanks, definitely on my list :D

  2. Gallivanta January 16, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    I love the fact that you can still see the spires rising higher than any of the other buildings. Lovely skylines.

    • Virginia Duran January 16, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      I’ll admit that some city codes in Europe can be quite annoying for architects. In Rome they were really strict for example. But when you see the city as a whole, you understand why new buildings are not allowed to be higher than historical city icons. Zürich is quite conservative in that aspect but its skyline is really beautiful, sin’t it?

      • Gallivanta January 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

        It’s really encouraging, for me, the non-architect, that there are these codes!

      • Virginia Duran January 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

        hehe every craft has its regulations to drive people crazy. You’re almost an architect after all your reflections on this blog :)

  3. richhell January 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    I’ve been to Zurich. But only to sleep in the Zurich train station. (Long story, but the showers in the train station were fantastic.) I’ll have to go there at some point. It’s great that they have managed to maintain the city’s character and skyline.

    • Virginia Duran January 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

      hahaha Richaaard can’t believe you’ve been in the train station showers! You MUST go back soon and now you’re closer than if you were on the States! The city is intact, I’ve seen pictures from the 1900s’ and it’s pretty much the same. Have you been in Switzerland though?

  4. gallivance.net January 17, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Virginia, Zurich has always been a fascinating and beautiful place to visit, but now I get to see it anew through your “architect’s eye.” I love the perspective. ~Terri

    • Virginia Duran January 17, 2014 at 9:21 am #

      Hello Terri, Zürich was so small compared to Chicago that I managed to see the skyline from all points of view and each perspective was different, I loved that. Thanks for the nice words and hope to see some of your pictures of this city in your blog.
      All the best, Virginia

  5. markdunne2013 January 17, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    looks like a beautiful city. I will have to go over some time to do some architectural photography and your map will come in very handy . Excellent work Virginia!

  6. joshiphotoeye January 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm #


  7. Graham Stephen January 19, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    lovely blue tones

  8. kathryningrid January 20, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    How I’d love to get back to Switzerland someday! Such a beautiful country (not least of all, as a place to eat a lot of fantastic chocolate), and such wonderful people. Thanks for bringing me there vicariously for now!

    • Virginia Duran January 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

      Oh you’re right, CHOCOLATE! That’s a very important reason to come back heheh. I agree, is such a beautiful country, so green and nice. You definitely have to return. Any recommendation? I’ve just been to Zürich, should Basel be my next destiny?

      • kathryningrid January 21, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

        Funny you should think of Basel; that’s one of the first cities I visited ca. 30 years ago, because a cousin of my dad’s lived (and still does, I think) there with her family. The guidebooks of the day dismissed Basel as a dull industrial city, but I’m so glad we had the family excuse to entice us because we found it quite the opposite: beautiful, rich in history and architecture and food and great people, and yes-oh-yes, chocolate! I highly recommend Basel. Also loved Lausanne (with its tranquil, lovely lake), Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken—the latter touristy, yes, but charming and easy to get around on foot and full of distinctly Swiss art and architecture, and because it *is* so touristy, had some pretty affordable accommodations and food to get student travelers like my sister and me to visit! Wherever you do go, have extra fun on my behalf until I can afford to get back there myself!!

  9. psychologistmimi January 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    how wondrous. Im itching to get back into my travel mode

    • Virginia Duran January 25, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      You should! Zürich is definitely worth a visit, although summer is the best time.

  10. Feet from Shore January 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    Stunning pictures! I love the tones, great job! :)


    • Virginia Duran January 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

      Thanks Yael! Have you been in Switzerland before?

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