Underground Worlds – Swiss Bunkers

I just received a copy from the Underworld World documentary series produces by Phoenix Television .

Hidden beneath our feet lie extraordinary spaces, caves and tunnels. They’ve been designed and built by us as well formed by nature. But how were they created and adapted? By whom, and why? For centuries, subterranean structures have captured our imagination. Now we’re going further and deeper to unearth the stories, the mysteries and the secrets of Underground Worlds.

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019 (click image to enlarge)

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019

The Sonnenberg tunnel in Lucerne during the largest civil defense exercise ever held in the country. From 16 to 21 November 1987, almost 1200 men and women converted a motorway tunnel into perhaps the world’s largest bunker structure on www.didierruef.com

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The Apollo conquest of space by man

I just wanted to celebrate today the landing of Apollo 11, the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. I remember looking at the event fifty years ago on a black and white television with my grandparents in South of France.

I was so amused to shoot this picture in New York at Union Square with the Flat Iron Building as scenography.

Astronauts on Union Square in New York City (click image to enlarge)

Astronauts on Union Square. New York, USA. © 2011 Didier Ruef

Drone shooting on Orthodox Church in Geneva

Check out on the website of Cerutti Toitures SA the drone shooting that we did with Stefan Hess on the Orthodox Church in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Générations – Mario Botta

On the latest issue (March 2018) of Générations, you can look at my portrait from the architect Mario Botta in his office in Mendrisio, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Générations. No 99. Page 21. March 2018

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Sonntagnachmittag in der Schweiz – Cadro

On the NZZ am Sonntag from February 11 2018, a picture from Sunday afternoon’s daily life in Cadro, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

NZZ am Sonntag. Cadro. Festa patronale di Sant’Agata. Canton Ticino. February 4, 2018. Page 24

NZZ am Sonntag (PDF)

Azione – Ospiti a Corippo

On the latest issue (December 4, 2017) of Azione, you can look at my picture on the cover about Corippo, the smallest village in Switzerland.

Azione. Page 1. December 4, 2017

“Ospiti a Corippo” in Azione (PDF)

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Le Temps – Mario Botta, citoyen du monde

On the latest issue (November 7, 2017) of Le Temps, you can look at my portrait of the famous swiss architect Mario Botta.

Le Temps. Page 6. November 7, 2017

“Mario Botta, citoyen du monde” in Le Temps (PDF)

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L’illustré – Exubérance Russe, Qualité Suisse

On the latest issue (September 13, 2017) of L’illustré, you can look at six pages on the renovation of the Orthodox Church in Geneva, Switzerland.

L’illustré. No 37. Pages 56-61. September 13, 2017.

“Exubérance Russe, Qualité Suisse” in L’illustré (PDF)

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Sonntagnachmittag in der Schweiz – Meride

On the NZZ am Sonntag from November 6 2016, a picture from Sunday afternoon’s daily life in Meride (Canton Ticino).

NZZ am Sonntag. Meride, Canton Ticino. Page 24. November 6, 2016.

NZZ am Sonntag. Meride, Canton Ticino. Page 24. November 6th 2016.

NZZ am Sonntag (PDF)

L’illustré – Le plus petit village de Suisse

On the latest issue (June 5th, 2013) of L’illustré, you can look at my reportage about the smallest village in Switzerland.

L'illustré. Pages 48-53. June 5th, 2013(click image to enlarge)

L’illustré. Pages 48-53. June 5th, 2013

“L’illustré. Pages 48-53. June 2013 (PDF)

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