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Simplonpass

 

 

 

February 26nd 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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Picture collection Simplonpass

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Stockalper palais Brig

North side of the Simplon pass down in Brig in the canton of Valais. It's worth when coming down from the pass summit to ride towards the center. We are standing here in front of the famous Stockalper palais.

 

Stockalper palais Brig

North side of the Simplon pass in Brig facing east to the Palace of Peter Stockalper.

N 46°18΄52”  E 007°59΄24”

 

 

N 46°18΄52”  E 007°59΄24”

 

 

 

 

 

 

valley bridge north side in the Valais

North side of the Simplon Pass, about 5km before Brig you will find this curved  bridge in concrete structure, which was built on a very difficult,  divergent terrain.

 

Pass summit Simplonpass

Simplon pass summit. We look back on the road which comes up from Brig in the canton of Valais.

N 46°17΄42”  E 008°3΄17”

 

 

N 46°15΄3”  E 008°1΄57”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pass summit Simplonpass

Simplon pass summit. View towards north into the Valais and the Rhone Valley. Down in the valley is Brig.

 

view to the hospice

Simplon pass summit, looking west to the hospice. In the background is the Kaltwasser glacier, or better the rst of it.

N 46°15΄3”  E 008°1΄57”

 

 

N 46°14΄45”  E 008°1΄29”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pass summit Simplonpass

Simplon pass summit, view towards southwest. From the left, the road comes up from Domodossola.

 

Simplon Dorf village

South side of the Simplon Pass, already on the Swiss side, village entry of Simplondorf. We are facing south, looking down into the Gondo gorge.

N 46°14΄45”  E 008°1΄29”

 

 

N 46°11΄39”  E 008°3΄31”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockalper palais in Brig

My old red Varadero SD02 ABS, overlooking Peter Stockalper's palace. One of the big Swiss merchants, who had held the monopoly on the Simplon pass.

 

Gondo canyon

Gondo canyon, exactly two serpentines after the border between Italy and Switzerland on the Swiss side. This canyon had challenged Napoleon’s pioneers a lot.

N 46°18΄52”  E 007°59΄24”

 

 

N 46°11΄56”  E 008°7΄37”

 

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