Title ID 1427Collection ID275
Title[Alpine Holiday; Boat Trips]
Date[ca. 1955]
CollectionH A Voss
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeTravel Leisure
KeywordsBoats Buildings Harbours Holidays Lakes Landscape Leisure Time Activities Tourism Trains Transport Travel
LocalLake Geneva Villeneuve
RegionalVaud Alps
NationalSwitzerland Europe
ProductionH A Voss
CameraH A Voss
FormatColour Silent
Duration13 min. 24 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


On a holiday in the Alps, Voss films a trip across Lake Geneva and a mountain hike.


This film opens on a village nesting in a valley with snowcapped mountains behind. Scenes shot on a mountainside show the cable cars that transport people up the slope before footage of the mountaintops and alpine plants. Street scenes in a nearby village are followed by a trip across Lake Geneva, passing lakeside towns en route. The boat docks at Villeneuve to collect more passengers before continuing its journey. Some historic buildings on the banks of the lake are recorded during the journey before footage of a mountain hike. A group of people relax at a café before walking down the mountain path and taking in the views. A railway winds down the mountainside. Voss's family pose for the camera at a river before more views of a walk through the mountains down towards a village. A shot of a snowcapped peak leads to the final scenes, shot from an aeroplane window, of the mountain range below.