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Eating Sandwiches on a Glacier – The Jungfrau, The Swiss Alps

The Top of Europe 2015, The Jungfrau Experience in The Swiss Alps and what an experience.  This is one way of experiencing the nearest thing to being a mountain climber that you can get, with out using a rope.  After three train journeys we reached the top, we then spent some time looking at the views through the large windows, then we ventured outside to really see the views.  Totally jaw dropping amazing, for me anyway, as I’m not very good with heights, but I soon overcame any fears, it was just so beautiful.  Next we explored inside the mountain.  I found some photos of how the tunnels were made, and you can also see the very last part of the tunnel dug into the mountain.  There is an ice cave, which I have posted about, and a display of the making of Swiss Chocolate.  Then making our way down some very long tunnels we came out on to the glacier……..we sat on deckchairs and had our sandwiches, with a coffee we bought from the Glacier Bar, it was perfect, it was liking being at the seaside, but instead of sand, snow.  We sat and enjoyed watching others enjoying all the snow activities and then made our way to the next train to leave the Top of Europe, a few photos to follow of the train trips down the mountain.

 

To The Light

When we travelled on the train up inside the Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in 2015, they stop the train at a couple of places.  Everyone tumbles off and heads for the light, there are large windows that allow you an amazing view of the mountains.  More to follow.

Gazing At The Top Of Europe

In 2015 we went the Top of Europe , The Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in fact we went in 2016, but we don’t talk about that trip, as it was a white out, we didn’t see a thing.  In 2015 we did, the weather was perfect, I have posted a little about the trip, but not any main posts.  As I’m into my third week with the cold from hell, I want to blog about something that will cheer me up and make me feel ……sorry…Christmassy,  So for a few days, I will be re-visiting the top of the world again.  By the way, the photo is me, gazing out into wonderland.

2015

A Walk to the Duomo, Florence, Italy

 

Florence 2016 – When we left the Pitti Palace, we wanted to see Florence’s Cathedral, the Duomo, before we had to catch our train back to Venice.  Many of the photos have been posted before as single posts, but I wanted to add them all together, the photos of The Piazza della Signoria with a copy of Michelangelo’s David  are new photos.  We didn’t have time to see the real David, but maybe next time.  Next and last stop is the Duomo.

Dogs of Zurich Train Station, Switzerland

 

While we were waiting for our train at Zurich Train Station, last year 2016, I got a bit bored and when I get bored, out comes the camera.  I think it was mainly to try and capture as many dog photos that I could, and then other things got captured between dog photos.  Well it kept me amused and out of harms way 🙂

 

A Postcard from Misty Zurich, Switzerland

Last year 2016, on our way back from Venice, we stopped over night in Zurich.  I was really looking forward to taking some photos of the old part of Zurich.  We got up early and went straight out……..into really thick mist……I was so disappointed.  It had been years since I last visited Zurich, so I was not going to be thwarted by a bit or rather a lot of mist.  We made do with a walk around the hotel, along the river into a riverside park, found a castle like building and a wonderful penknife shop……so not too bad for a misty morning.