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Zurich, Swiss – Eurotrip

20 Sep

Zurich, Zurich canton, Switzerland

Zurich

My halt at Zurich was just  for an hour. Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland and located at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich, is a German-speaking city. I couldn’t spend much time since it was raining quite heavily. Yet, I managed to capture some beautiful sights. Here they are.

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich's Shopping district, Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich's Shopping district

Marc O'Polo , Zurich, Marc O'Polo store, Switzerland, Marc O'Polo store window, mannequins

Marc O'Polo, Zurich

Zurich shops, quirky shops, Zwitzerland

Zurich shops

Zurich shops, quirky shops, Switzerland, Zurich shop's window display, paintings, wine

Zurich shop's window display

Read more about Lucerne and Switzerland here.

Facades of Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/facades-of-lucerne/

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

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Lucerne’s Ornamental Signposts

20 Jul

Luzern's ornamental signposts

Luzern's ornamental signposts, Switzerland

Decorative signposts of Lucerne, Ornamental signposts, Switzerland

Decorative signposts of Lucerne

Ornamental signposts, Lucerne's decorative filigree signposts

Ornamental signposts, Lucerne

Lucerne's Ornamental Facade, Switzerland's beautiful shopping lanes

Lucerne's Ornamental Facade, Switzerland

Rolex showroom signpost, Lucerne's Rolex watch signpost

Rolex showroom signpost, Lucerne

Filigree signpost

Filigree signpost for Hotel Krone, Lucerne

Elaborate metal filigree signpost, red signpost, signpost with emblem

Elaborate metal filigree signpost, Lucerne

Read more about Lucerne and Switzerland here.

Facades of Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/facades-of-lucerne/

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

Façades of Lucerne

18 Jul

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne, painted facades of Lucerne

Facades of Lucerne, Switzerland

Straddling alongside Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee) and River Reuss, Lucerne offers an attractive tour of the 16th century decorative painted facades, created with immense passion on buildings such as hotels, restaurants and houses.

Painted facade, Lucerne, facades of Lucerne

Painted facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne

Elaborative facade, Lucerne, Painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative facade of Lucerne

Painted facade, decorative facade, painted facade on the riverside

Riverside painted facades, Lucerne

Row of painted facades, painted facades in the shopping district of Lucerne

Row of painted facades, Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district, painted facades of Lucerne

Decorative painted facades in Lucerne's shopping district

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne's painted facades, painted facades

Intricately painted facades, Lucerne

Ornamental facades on windows, Lucerne's ornamental painted window facade

Ornamental painted facades on windows, Lucerne

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne's painted facades in the shopping district

Painted facades of shopping complexes, Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Baroque gold ornamental painted windows , Lucerne

Painted facades , Lucerne's elaboratively painted facades

Painted facades , Lucerne

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne's painted facades

Ornamental painted window facades, Lucerne

Blue painted facade, Lucerne's blue painted facade

Blue painted facade, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Row of ornamental painted facades, Lucerne

Read my previous blog posts on Lucerne and Switzerland:

Lucerne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/lucerne-swiss-eurotrip/

Mt. Titlis: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/mount-titlis-swiss-eurotrip/

Engelberg Beautiful Homes: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/engelberg-swiss-beautiful-homes/

Broc: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/broc/

Gruyere: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/05/09/gruyere/

Montreaux: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/montreaux/

Lausanne: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/lausanne-swiss-eurotrip/

Morges: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/morges/

Geneva: https://paisleysandindianink.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/geneva-eurotrip/

 

 

More links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31941729@N02/4110313262/in/photostream/

http://www.luzern.com/en/navpage-CityExperienceLU-CityToursLU-340003.html

http://isharethese.blogspot.com/2010/07/facades-of-lucerne.html

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/clarf/1/1292354151/painted-facades-of-buildings.jpg/tpod.html

Lucerne, Swiss – Eurotrip

17 Jul

Lucerne, view of the city Lucerne

Lucerne City

View from Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, lakeside view of mountains in Switzerland

View from Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Located in north-central Switzerland in the German-speaking county, Lucerne, capital and city, is a charmingly beautiful haven for tourists with historic sites, landmark buildings and a getaway to some of the best hill resorts – Mt. Titlis, Mt. Pilatus, Rigi on the Swiss Alps and Stanserhorn. The Lucerne Railway Station has a beautiful cupola entrance that leads to Lake Lucerne and an underground tunnel that connects to the Culture and Convention Centre, which also houses the Kunstmuseum Luzern (Museum of Art, Luzern).

Cupola at Lucerne Railway Station, Lucerne, Switzerland, Lucerne Railway station, entrance to Lucerne Railway station

Cupola at Lucerne Railway Station, Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne Bridge, Lucerne, Bridge on Lake Lucerne

Lucerne Bridge, Lucerne

Cruising on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland, Lake Lucerne, cruise ride,

Cruising on Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Chateau Gutsch, Lucerne, Switzerland, Hotel Gutsch

Chateau Gutsch, Lucerne, Switzerland

Sited on Lake Lucerne and imbedded within the impressive panorama of mountains, Lucerne offers a fascinating view of the medieval city with the iconic Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke) on River Reuss, the city walls with nine watchtowers and its chapels and facades. The historic wooden Chapel Bridge was built in 1333 and restored in 1993, has a number of attractions including many 17th century paintings and an octagonal water tower.

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland, River Reuss

Chapel Bridge on River Reuss, Lucerne, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch tower, Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch tower on Chapel Bridge, Switzerland

Houses and Shopping complexes on River Reuss, River Reuss

Houses and Shopping complexes on River Reuss

View of the surroundings in Lucerne, Switzerland

Octagonal Watch Tower on Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

View of the Octagonal Watch Tower on Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

More upcoming blog posts: Facades of Lucerne

Other links:

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/destinations/holiday-destinations-in-switzerland/lucerne.html

http://www.luzern.com/en/welcome.cfm?CFID=36451264&CFTOKEN=30785787

Mount Titlis, Swiss – Eurotrip

22 Jun

Titlis Mountain in Engelberg

Mt.Titlis, Engelberg, Switzerland

Awesome and breathtakingly beautiful, Mt. Titlis is a heaven abode earth. Truly mesmerising is its beauty that one marvels at God’s creation and feels bestowed.

Sneak peak at Mt. Titlis

View of Mt. Tilis from Engelberg

View of Mt. Titlis from Engelberg

Sneak peak at Mt. Titlis

Located at 3,238 meters above sea level in the Urner Alps of Switzerland, Mt. Titlis forms borders between the cantons of Obswalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg. Connected through Rail Europe from Lucerne, Zurich, Basel and Berne, Mt. Titlis can be reached via the famous rotating cable car, Titlis Rotair.

Mt. Titlis Cable Car

Cable cars to Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

Rotating Cable Car Rotair on Mt. Titlis

Titlis Rotair

Cloudy view of the mountain peak

Picture of myself in Titlis Rotair

That's me in the Titlis Rotair

Snowy Glacier and vegetation

Vegetation of the snowy glacier in Summer

Moon Space Station lookalike

Space Station of Moon Lookalike

This particular image above fascinates me as it gives that feel, as if I were on an imaginary planet, maybe the Moon and this was a colony with Space Stations; a truly futuristic feel.

Weather Tower

Communications & Weather Tower atop Mt. Titlis

This so-called Space Station is actually a Communications & Weather tower atop Mt. Titlis which offers a panoramic view of its snowy surroundings. The mountain top offers a stunning view of the glaciers from the “Stotzig Egg – viewpoint”. Not to miss among the various attractions are the Glacier Cave, the photo studio and world’s highest watch showroom at the mountain peak.

Glacier Path

Dressed colourfully atop Mt. Titlis on the Glacier Path

One of the largest ski and snowboard destinations in Switzerland and a place for snow activities such as snow tubing, sledge at Titlis Glacier Park, this place is a summer and winter abode for tourists from worldover. The Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift is one of the major attractions, dropping tourists back and forth to the Titlis Glacier Park.

Iceflyer on Mt. Titlis

Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift

Ice Flyer Chair Lift atop Mt. Titlis

Titlis IceFlyer Chairlift

Glacier Park on Mt. Titlis

Titlis Glacier Park

Snow tubing

Snow tubing at Titlis Glacier Park

After an adventurous snow ride, I headed back to Engelberg to catch my next train to Lucerne. Although, the surprising aspect of this trip was the poster of Shah Rukh Khan (Indian actor) and Kajol (Indian actress) from Dilwale Dulhaniya Lejayenge movie put right at the entrance of Mt. Tiltis and even more amusing was to watch all the Indians posing happily right next to it (P.S. not me).

DDLJ poster of Shahrukh Khan & Kajol

DDLJ poster of Shahrukh Khan & Kajol atop Mt. Titlis

Happy ending!!!

Engelberg, Swiss – Beautiful Homes

15 Jun

Mt. Titlis, Titlis mountain peak

Mt. Titlis, Engelberg, Switzerland

Mt. Titlis, the journey started with a train ride from Lucerne to Engelberg. What a stunning view, Switzerland is truly heaven on earth.

train ride on Swiss Rail

Train ride to Engelberg, Swiss

Beautifully crafted houses, churches and barns adorn the farmlands where the cattle grazed on lush, green grasses. Each house is different and unique in its make from the other lending itself a wonderful countryside charm and warmth.

Farmlands of Swiss

Scenic view of the farmlands, Swiss

Switzerland Church

Church on the way to Engelberg, Swiss

Countryhouse Switzerland

Beautiful Country Homes, Swiss

Resorts in Switzerland

Resort & Spa, Swiss

Beautiful country houses

Country Home, Swiss

Ladder of country houses

Hilltop Country Homes, Swiss

Country Homes in Swiss

Thatched roof country home, Swiss

Country Home Lodges

Country-house style Hotels in Swiss

White house in Swiss

Beautiful white house with a barn, Swiss

Engelberg downhill countryside

Passage to Engelberg, Swiss

Barn

Small barn, Swiss

Engelberg uphill journey

Uphill to Engelberg, Swiss

Engelberg, in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland, is a beautiful village overlooking Mt. Titlis with breathtaking views, stunning landscape and mountain scenery. An ideal dream destination for spa-lovers, skiers and honeymooners from India. It is also an attractive filmshoot location for popular Indian movie song-dance sequences wherein the actress dances on the snowy terrains in skimpy chiffon or georgette sarees (poor thing must be freezing in the cold) and the actor (main hero), all geared up in winter-wear, is all set to romance her. Nevertheless, Switzerland has thus, become a dream destination for Indian tourists which has increased the tourism revenue for Swiss government, I am sure!!

Train station house Switzerland

Beautiful train station, Swiss

Village of Engelberg

Engelberg, Switzerland

Riverside Engelberg

Riverside scenic beauty at Engelberg, Swiss

Peaceful, serene, calm and refreshing… my search for Nirvana was complete at Engelberg.

Geneva – Eurotrip

18 Apr

Heaven, Switzerland

I went to Switzerland for the second time during my Eurotrip. Although, exactly a year back, when I visited Swiss for the first time, it was like being in heaven. The summer of 2010 was the most blissful and relaxing period of my life.

My first solo trip to Switzerland and my first pit stop being – Geneva. I tried covering Geneva in a day, but couldn’t visit the Red Cross and the UN Palace of Nations. Yet, my camera caught the beautiful blooming moments of Geneva Spring.

Jet d'Eau, Geneva, Switzerland

Brunswick Monument near Hotel Le Richemond, Geneva, Switzerland

Jardin Anglais facing Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Fountain at Jardin Anglais, Geneva, Switzerland

Jardin Anglais, Geneva, Switzerland

Flower Clock, Jardin Anglais, Geneva, Switzerland

Place de la Madeleine, Geneva, Switzerland

Merry-go-round, Place de la Madeleine, Geneva, Switzerland

This 15th century church, Place de la Madeleine, restored in the 17th century, is a beautiful landmark in Geneva’s Old Town with wodden horses, merry-go-round and flee shops selling antique jewellery.

Old Town, Geneva, Switzerland

Colourful blossoms, Old Town, Geneva, Switzerland

Cathedral St. Pierre, Geneva, Switzerland

The Cathedral St. Pierre offers a panoramic view of the city and the overlooking Lake Geneva. Its beautiful interiors, stained glass windows, elegantly carved architecture  and neo-classic façade makes it a popular tourist attraction.

Interiors, Cathedral St. Pierre, Geneva, Switzerland

Grand Theatre de Geneve at Place de Neuve, Switzerland

Promenade des Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland

Giant Chess Boards, Promenade des Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland

Reformation Monument, Promenade des Bastions, Geneva

Blossoms, Promenade des Bastions, Geneva

Promenade des Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland

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