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Thursday, June 2, 2011

SkyWatching from a train in the Swiss Alps



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© Photos by Richard Schear, April, 2011    
Almost at the last minute before our March and April trip to Europe, Dick surprised me with the idea of a train through the Swiss Alps. Having already booked a Eurail pass through RailEurope, he decided an additional charge for the luxurious Glacier Express would be worth it, and it was! After a night in St. Moritz, we took another train down from the mountains, and changed for Zurich.

32 comments:

Gary said...

In comparison to the Rockies the Alps look like old and worn men!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures -- looks cold, but gorgeous! You guys had such a great trip! Reminded me of some of my trips in Europe! Great memories! Hope you have a great weekend -- with less rain than we're having!!

Sylvia

Lesley said...

What a lovely, lovely man you have!

aka Penelope said...

What delightfully delicate cloud in the first photo, Kay! Also like the veil of sun streaking through the cloud in the last photo. This was truly an uplifting surprise and no doubt you found the detour well worth the journey. :)

Dimple said...

I love the mountains. These are beautiful shots of magnificent scenes.

Hildred and Charles said...

Magnificent mountains Kay, - what wonderful memories you are going to have of your travels and the amazing photos you are taking.

Mama Zen said...

These are spectacular!

fjällripan said...

So beautiful! I wish to go there one time. It must have been fantastic to go by the train there!

EG Wow said...

It's impossible to beat the Alps for photographing perfect scenery!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your pics of the Alps are great! Makes me want to dig out my Alps pictures, b.d. (before digital!)

Thanks to for the comment about my painting. I appreciate it.

Mr Puddy said...

Kay, You know how good of you photos ?
OMC !!!! This is made me feel freezing !!!!

Karen said...

Majestic Kay! I would have to look up, with my fear of heights, there would be no looking down.

clairz said...

A train in the Swiss Alps sounds like heaven to me! We are excited about our upcoming train journey across the U.S.

Carver said...

These are so good to be taken from a train. You captured the mountains and scenery as well as the sky so well.

vernz said...

Oh My God! the first thing that occurred to me was that these photos send off hope, I mean a hope for someone in the dark.... wonderful... thanks to you I often see wonderful places around the world being me an armchair traveler... lol..

thanks for dropping by.. I truly appreciate it.

regards,
vernz

eileeninmd said...

Great photos and gorgeous mountain scenery. Switzerland is a beautiful country. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Dianne said...

The views are just magical Kay - that's where I'd like to be right now - On a train in Switzerland -Sigh!!

Kim, USA said...

Wish someday I could visit this place. The landscape is just fantastic!

SWF

Ebie said...

Great rewards for the surprise! Beautiful blending of the snow capped mountains and silhouette of the trees!

Indrani said...

Glacier express experience is grand I have heard.

Indrani said...

Forgot to mention you got lovely scenes.

ladyfi said...

So dramatic and beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots of Swiss Alps.

Priscilla said...

Hi Kay, thanks for dropping our blog! It's lovely to know you in this blogville.

You've a very beautiful blog and I've to tell you that I've fallen in love with your pictures. They're gorgeous and priceless!!! So beautiful and so interesting!!!

Lynette Killam said...

Dick has outdone himself here, Kay...these photos are stunning! I'll clearly have to add a trip on the Glacier Express to my wish list, and take along a good many memory cards...I'm sure I would never tire of capturing those mountains and moody skies.

It's always great fun traveling with you...do have a wonderful weekend!

Lynette
Imagination Lane

forgetmenot said...

Is there anything more majestic looking than the Alps reaching up to the sky! Beautiful photos of a place I would like to return to. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Gattina said...

I can imagine that this was an unforgettable trip ! these mountains are so impressive !

SquirrelQueen said...

Magnificent vistas and gorgeous skies. Your hubby was such a sweetie to surprise you with this rail trip. What a wonderful way to see the Alps.

Seasons said...

Looked at these pictures of over and over again. Congratulations on a lovely experience, and thanks for sharing it with us.

Pearl Maple said...

simply beautiful

the mountains are a majestic view

what a wonderful place to travel and appreciate

Francisca said...

Aaah... another stupendous series of photos from the unsurpassed blogging team, Dick and Kay! What a smart move and fantastic surprise from Dick to take this awesome train trip through the Swiss Alps. I bet he was a happy camper with his camera. And you on a luxury train! Yay!

Karine said...

Snowcapped mountains are always breathtaking :o)