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I shot this picture on a one day visit to this Swiss valley located near Locarno on the Swiss part of Lake Maggiore. It was early autumn and the trees where starting to change colors. A really relaxing place.

''Valle Maggia (Maggia Valley) is an alpine valley of the Maggia River in Ticino, the Italian canton of Switzerland.

The valley is dotted with small picturesque villages with traditional stone houses, vineyards and dairy farms. In the mid-19th century due to food shortage, economic hardship and an unsustainable population, many families emigrated to Australia and the Americas.

Tall waterfalls are a common sight in the valley as many mountain streams feed the Maggia River throughout its course. In a distance of less than 40 kilometers the Maggia River runs from the foot of an alpine glacier to Lake Maggiore. Beginning with tundra plants at its source and finishing with tropical palm trees at its mouth.''

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