Switzerland Part One: Welcome to the most magical place on earth.

Before you came along... we never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.
— Bilbo Baggins

From the moment I met Jamie seven years ago, he has always talked about his favourite part of the world, a place that held his best childhood memories and seemed to be constantly coated in a film of magic dust whenever he spoke of it. When he talked about Switzerland, his eyes were filled with stars, and his words were filled with nostalgia and love that I could never understand. The frustrating part about finding the love of your life is that you often have already missed the building of that person, the experiences that made them who they are, and the memories that you can never share. For the longest time I have known that if  I could visit Switzerland with Jamie, I could find a slice of him and share something with him that would help to connect me to his past, which is important to anyone in love. I wasn't prepared, however, for how much this place would impact on me. I couldn't have imagined how breathtaking this place would be. I photographed it so that I could share a piece of it with everyone else, and hopefully inspire you to see it with your own eyes. 

We visited the village of Grindelwald, nestled in the Swiss Alps with views of the the peaks, the Eiger stood in all of its glory right in front of us, so beautiful and yet equally terrifying in their vast size and intimidating stature. The sky in Grindelwald is filled with mountains, and all of the surrounding areas are just as breath taking in this respect. Here are a few of my favourite photographs from Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, the Brienz Rothorn, lake Spiez, lake Thun, and the beautiful Oeschinensee from the first few days of our trip.

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