Swiss floods

Floods have devastated parts of Switzerland in the Bernese Oberland region we visited a couple of weeks back. The pictures seem unbelievable.

It is an unfortunate irony that I had referred to the "cultivated landscape" of Switzerland, highlighting how it added to the beauty of the surrounding scenery and made it attractive for ski-lovers in winter. Today, the same cultivated landscape, stripped off its trees and thus vulnerable to landslides, has caused unimaginable damage to people living in the surroundings.