1864 - 1938
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Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection.
UND Art Collections Repository
The Lauterbrunnen Valley takes its names from the many springs which have their issue here. Few names could be more appropriate and descriptive. "Innumerable streamlets, after careering for some time out of sight on the higher Alps, spring over abrupt cliffs a .d buttresses of rock, and leap down the smooth grassy slopes which inclose the valley, reaching the bottom in showers of spray." The most noted of these cascades is the Staubbach (Dust-Brook) which takes its name from the fact that in the course of its descent the whole mass of water is beaten into spray, and falls to the ground like a shower of finely pulverized silver. It is the loftiest fall in Europe, springing over the perpendicular face of the cliff at a height of over 900 feet from the ground. By way of Interlaken we reach the lake and town of Thun.