Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Second Look on the 2nd - Switzerland on the dash!!!

Keeping it short today here today as my Second on the 2nd post over at Bluebeard and Elizabeths blog is quite long!!!

I usually try to pick a date as close to the 2nd as I can but nothing much was going on so I thought I would show you how we began our trip to Austria in 2014 - The original post was on the 14th October 2014
The title of the post was "let's start at the very beginning!!'
although it may be more appropriate to sing "fah, a long, long way to go"……..our journey started at 5.15am when the taxi picked us up! we were on our way to Austria!! 
Yes folks, let the saga begin!! We lost count of the number of photos we took but it was getting on for 2,000!
If, you've got refreshments with you right now you'll be fine! (Oh! and be warned, this is only day 1)
I decided to change how I recorded this trip, knowing there were going to quite a few train journeys I took a water colour pad and pencils, pitt pens, glue, scissors and a few scraps of paper.
This first pic could be a spoiler so I photographed it upside down (turn it around if you must!!)
We landed in Geneva on time around 11.00 which gave us enough time to walk through to the railway station via a supermarket to get a lunch to eat on the train which left at 12.20.
Lake Leman(or L Geneva if you prefer) on one side….
…..trees and houses on the other This lady didn't mind if she was in the photo!
I had no idea that the lake was so long!
We weren't far away from the information screen
We turned away from this lake halfway along it and went up alongside Lake Neuchatel

Hubby had told me how beautiful Switzerland was but the views were breathtaking at times!

A blurry pic of a Lindt chocolate factory
We reached Zurich at around 3.00 with around an hour and three quarters to fill so rather than stay in the station we dragged our cases across the tram lines and the river to find a proper Swiss cafe!
Oh! There were a few cakes around too!
Then it was back to station via a call in to a museum - no body seemed to mind our cases!

The roof was beautiful!. There were repairs taking place so  the other  photos  weren't so thrilling
Yes that's me! Had to pick up my case to go across some gravel
This is what I did as far as Zurich - a bit wobbly, but my version of what we saw, hubby was photographer in chief
as you can see he got my reflection here
By now the sun was shining all the time…..

…but it soon went dark and photos had to stop
This angel of a cloud at sunset taken with my phone!
We arrived in Innsbruck, Austria at 8.20 - a short walk around some corners to find Hotel Central - just time to freshen up and go to the Restaurant
Pork with Squash(Kurbis) and Parmesan risotto  - delicious!!
We were in definite need of a leg stretch before bed and only walked down a couple of short roads to see this….
Innsbruck's famous Golden Roof…and this beautiful pink building

We were about five minutes walk away from the old town and looked forward to our next day before a really good night's sleep!
My page from Zurich to Innsbruck looks like this
As you can see we passed another chocolate factory - Milka
I am on so much of a catch up now I do hope to have some time soon!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. Happy 2nd on the 2nd, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I remember this post. I remember the train ride, the art, and food and drink. It was an EXCELLENT look back and I'm so glad you posted it again for a second look on the 2nd. I really LOVED this one and the entire holiday.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, Switzerland looks beautiful. You do get to some wonderful places and I love how you share with us. I like a little bit of armchair travel for sure. Hugs-Erika

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

So you have a travel art kit too, Chris?

I'd like to turn the beginning photo around but I can't stand on my head anymore. The page is very charming and a great memento of your trip.

Beautiful beautiful photos. I can't believe you took (and culled through) 2000+!

Caty said...

So wonderful photographs Chris !! Thank you very much for sharing, theys show so beautiful places in Switzerland! Love the always green fields, and the towns. Your page is gorgeous, so lovely drawings of your trip.
I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

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