Typical Swiss countryside – Val Mora
It can’t be reached by car. It’s quite an effort to get there on foot or by bike, too. But it’s well worth it: the Val Mora is a breathtaking, rugged wilderness that possesses a unique splendour. Its beauty is captured on the miniature sheet.
The Val Mora is at the heart of the second stage of the Alpine Bike route, which travels from Scuol to Aigle in 16 stages. The second stage starts in Cierfs (Val Müstair) and finishes at Livigno in Italy at the end of the day, crossing two passes along the way. The photographer for the miniature sheet discovered the valley by bike herself and was immediately reminded of the Canadian wilderness. In her work, she aims to convey the unspoiled, remote and expansive nature of this typically Swiss landscape. Apart from Alpine cattle, mountain bikers and a few hikers, you won’t find anything in the Val Mora even in summer – which is exactly what she seeks to express in her photography. The scenery around Döss Radond in the east of the valley was captured. This is the photographer’s favourite view and represents her fondness for “green ruggedness”.
Philately: from 7.11.2019 to 31.12.2020 or while stocks last
Zernez and Müstair branches: from 14.11.2019 to 31.12.2020 or while stocks last
Unlimited from 14.11.2019
Offset, 4-colour; Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands
Stamps: 77 × 43 mm
Miniature sheet: 105 × 70 mm
White stamp paper with optical brightener, matt gummed, 110 gm²
13½ : 13
Isabelle Bühler, Thun