YES, I REALLY DID TAKE THIS PHOTO while being tossed around the back of a bus on our way to Lugano, Switzerland. Using my polarizing filter helped a lot to reduce window glare. And I certainly was grateful for the clean windows. Leave it to the Swiss. They consistently have the cleanest (and most efficient) public transport in all of Europe, IMHO.
The only real challenge to great shots the whole way was the threat of rain (and we did get some light rain). As a result, this turned out to be one of my favorite photos.
We weren’t very far out from Andermatt when the road suddenly took another hairpin turn. At the same time, this photo op magically appeared in my viewfinder as my shoulder careened into something solid to balance and stabilize the camera (and my body).
It really did seem a bit like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride with all it’s twists and turns. Though I must say the similarity ends there as Switzerland’s natural beauty defies the imagination.
Gotthard Pass is no exception.
I hope you get to experience it yourself someday. Rain or shine, take the bus!