Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lucerne Lake

Few destinations can match the appeal, charm and beauty of Lucerne and its famous lakes. The lake named Vierwaldst├Ąttersee, or the "Lake of the Four Forested Cantons is the fourth largest lake in the country. A trip on the lake on one of the various cruises that operate is an enjoyable and relaxing experience.The lake spreads from the city into the mountains and is about 114 sq kms in size.
The lake is bordered by numerous villages that date back a few centuries. The mountains and countryside that surround the lakes are fabulous walking destinations.
The lake abounds in nature and water birds. The white swans near the shore in Lucerne city add grace and are a pleasing sight for the eyes.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lake Lucerne


Lake Lucerne, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

Lucerne has a charm few cities of this world have and the Lucerne Lake is an integral part of the city. A trip on the lake gives one some of the most beautiful views

Friday, September 18, 2009

FROM THE GLACIER EXPRESS

On our visit to Switzerland this summer, we took the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur. An important element of holidaying in Switzerland is a trip on the Glacier Express. This great sightseeing train takes you through the Alps in Switzerland on an 8 hour trip that passes through some of of the most breathtaking sights. The train has huge panoramic glass windows that give you a fantastic view of the surroundings. We did the run from Brig to Chur in 7 hours drinking beer and enjoying the sights.
The train passes some of the highest points of the mountains on its trip. As we were travelling in summer, there was no snow on the tops except the last bit that was drying up.
The Swiss countryside is beautiful and green with coniferous trees.
An interesting mountain side captured on my camera through the train window.
Another view of the mountain peaks visible from the train

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Holidaying in Brig

We were in Brig for our summer holiday some time back. Great place to just lounge around, take in the fresh air and simply relax. The cobble stone town square with eating places all around is a lively place in the evenings.
This restaurant served us some great Swiss cheese dishes with some excellent wine

Coblestone town square

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Chur, Switzerland


Chur, Switzerland, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The postal office in Chur stands prominently in the town. The building with sculptures on its facade.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009