Thursday, November 4

Thank You Switzerland

No really thank you, without effecting the charm of Switzerland they have managed to maintain the BEST public transportation system EVER...

We caught the train with effortless strides.
Chugging along the railway-wide eyed.... North central Switzerland emerged.

With our luggage safely tucked away, we visited the tourist
office and lost our minds when we decided to
take a tour to the top of Pilatus Kulm.


Notice the wires holding me in the air. Eeeekkk. Notice the big beautiful mountain that looked
big and beautiful from the ground...where I should have stayed.
(Just kidding, it was a fantastic adventure.)

(Above) Klimsenhorn Kapelle (chapel) - Switzerland
In the year 1856 they remarked in the small town hergiswil that always more people come to walk to the pilatus. Then they decided to make a street to this place to build a kapelle/church and a hotel there also if it was very risky to build something on this high lever! The weather/storm and rain, made the kapelle/church old and they should renovate it a lot of time! The last time they renovated was summer 1975 and it cost 180000Fr.. but the street didn't exist anymore so they should bring all the stuff for the renovation with the helicopter there. The name of this church is : Klimsenhorn Kapelle ( chapel) and it's 1907m high! Sometime they have a priest there and some people go for visit; mostly one or two times per year!

7,000 ft Pilatus Kulm
Legends speaks of the well-meaning dragon and spirits who
haunt the tops of this mountain. One ghostly figure is said to be
Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Hummmm.......

We dined and danced upon the mountain top. O.k. we really only dined,
but I did do a little seat dancing. You know...when you wiggle in the chair a bit.
(Can you believe there are restaurants and hotels up there? Can you imagine going to
work everyday in a tin can...thousands of feet in the air....swaying back and forth.)

My sister mid sip.
The actual reason for the photo is the tubular meat on her plate.
Yum Yum, true Swiss style lunch.

The descend upon the world's steepest cogwheel railway would have
offered amazing views had I not been closing my eyes for half of it
..... 48% gradient people.
It didn't help that I was sitting next to a couple who decided to
make-out the entire ride down (slight moaning included).

Kapellbrücke (below) Chapel Bridge in German.
Considered to be one of Switzerland's main tourist attractions this
670 ft covered bridge was constructed in 1333.

Window drooling...I mean shopping.

Lucerne (pronounced /ˌluːˈsɜrn/; German: Luzern, [luˈtsɛɐn]; French: Lucerne, [lysɛʁn]; Italian: Lucerna, [luˈtʃerna]; Romansh: Lucerna; Lucerne German: Lozärn)

Beautiful. Breath-taking.
Next stop Bern.


Scientific Housewife said...

Beautiful! My grandparents went one Christmas and said it was amazing :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Ann, I have looked at each post so far! Awesome. How wonderful you got to take this amazing trip! I am so jeal!!
Cannot wait for your next post w/ c'mon get busy. Annie and I are waiting!!!
xo, misha

Unknown said...

All of your photos were amazing, but I think I like the little chapel on the hillside in the snow the best!
Thanks for sharing them with us!


How beautiful is Switzerland?!?! Thank you for sharing with us. It's on my must visit list :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Charity said...

I'm just stopping by your blog, because i love seeing your face when you comment on my blog. You look like Whitney Port in it. So pretty. Anyways, I love getting your feedback, and I LOVE your Switzerland photos, they are so adventurous and fun to look at:)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such beautiful images of Switzerland dear Ann...I'm happy you had a great time.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Cheers: Evi

Queenie Jeannie said...

You have to stop down here in Italy next, lol! Lovely pictures!!! Europe is pretty amazing, huh???

Debbie said...

Love that window drooling!
And those are all incredible photos.

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