Switzerland

Lines Overhead

Sometimes things just get in the way, and sometimes you just have to look past them. ¬†I took this photo just after we had left Basel Train Station in Switzerland, it was going in the trash, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked……not everything has to be perfect ūüôā

October 2016

Childhood

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When we were staying in¬†Interlaken, Switzerland, ¬†for our trip up the Jungfrau last year 2016, we¬†went up another¬†mountain, but I have yet to post about this trip. ¬†The¬†trip¬†included a cruise on a lake before¬†going up the¬†mountain, it seemed more like a ¬†ferry to me, as it¬†stopped at all the small lakeside villages, which was lovely. On¬†the way¬†back we were heading into a place called¬†Bonigen, when I saw some¬†smoke and then one of the most¬†delightful¬†scenes that I have seen for a long time……children playing at make¬†believe, no¬†computers here, just wonderful old fashion make believe…….I wanted¬†to join them ūüôā

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Driving Near Berne, Switzerland

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It’s raining here in the Uk, well the bit I live in, its pouring down. ¬†We were suppose to have nice weather from the middle of the week……but no, wet and horrible, the weather has got about ten hour to dry out. ¬†We are going to Dorset and Devon for a few days and then to London for the rugby, England v France, looking forward to that, even if it does rain. ¬†As I’m still sorting photos, this is a daily chore, I thought I would look for some sun, but I found some birds instead. ¬†These are photos that I took when we were driving through Switzerland on the way home in 2015 and the nearest sign post pointed to Berne, so we were somewhere nearby, although I have no idea where we really were. ¬†Anyway I’m not very good at identifying birds, so not sure what this beautiful creature is…….I am sure one of you will know ūüôā ¬†The other photos are of the local architecture of the wonderful designed buildings that we drove passed on the way. ¬† All photos are taken from the car window.

PS I think the bird is a Red Kite, we see them in wales, but it just looks a little different ūüôā

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Grindelwald Village, The Jungfrau, Switzerland

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On our first visit to the top of the Jungfrau, in Switzerland two years ago, we stopped at one of the mountain villages on our way back down. ¬†There are several stops that you can make if you fancy an ice-cream or just have a wander around and then catch the next train down. ¬†We choose Grindelwald, as it seemed one of the larger stops. ¬†The weather at the top of the Jungfrau, had been spectacular, we had gone through the clouds and it was a perfect blue sky. ¬†But as we sat in a cafe garden eating our ice-cream…..yes we had ice-cream, it was wonderful and so was the coffee…..the cloud started to thicken and it brought a chill to the air, the weather here can change in a flash. ¬†So we finished and walked back to the train station and caught the next train, we were just in time, the rain came down, that mountain rain is cold stuff, and I for one, was pleased to get on the train. ¬†But we had spent a couple of hours enjoying Grindelwald, with is amazing mountain views, I couldn’t stop taking photos of them and that ice-cream was yummy……

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Snow Walking

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A lone walker on the top of the world – The Jungfrau

On our first visit to the top of the Jungfrau in Switzerland, 2015, we had beautiful weather, last years visit 2016, well it was a wipe out, nothing to see just cloud, but you take your chance. ¬†Looking through the photos, I realise I have posted very little, so I thought I would post a few, as the trip was pretty spectuclar in 2015, we will not mention 2016 ūüôā

Hurry

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Recently we were in Zurich, Switzerland, on an over night stop between catching trains. ¬†We decided to venture out early to explore before going to the station, but unfortunately we were greeted by mist. ¬†Mind you it didn’t stop me taking photos and although most were just mist, I quite like this one. ¬†By changing it to mono, the figures seem to come to life.

Zurich October 2016