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Burgenstock – 6

A perennial favorite of mine: like a verdant, benevolent Hydra – one tree falls and a hundred plants arise to take its place.

Burgenstock – 1

Our short walk from the landing area to the Verbena restaurant went along this lovely vista. Green meadows all in flower leading to far-off alpine peaks and the sound of cow-bells tinkling floating up the slopes… Think the cows are an exaggeration? Take a gander ๐Ÿ˜› Another, almost aerial view…such serenity! One can almost feel … Continue reading

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Luzern – 16

Our ferry-ride brought to this little piece of heaven in the middle of Lake Luzern. I took a glance back before heading up the steep cliff-face in a cable-car.

Luzern – 14

I know I’m tooting my own horn, but isn’t that a picture-postcard view? ๐Ÿ™‚

Luzern – 9

It was literally the middle of the week, but the beautiful weather had still brought the sailor out in some people.

Luzern – 7

This majestic specimen swam by to bid us farewell as we left the shore…

Luzern – 6

Spotted as I dashed to board the ferry, the Devnagari (Hindi, the commonest used language in India) sign was a surprise; the first such I came across in Switzerland. I didn’t have the heart to point out that instead of “Golden round trip” it read, “Golden round tirpey”. ๐Ÿ˜€

Luzern – 5

A hasty shot; I wish I had had the time to compose it better, but the ferry was about to leave, with or without me. ๐Ÿ™‚ The tree-lined avenue and the bridge terminating at the tower, with the mountains providing the perfect backdrop. Next time, next time…

Luzern – 4

A parting shot of the Wasserturm (Water-tower) a part of the famous wooden bridge that symbolizes Luzern. Curiously, the tower predates the bridge, built initially as a prison. Today, it houses a small souvenir shop at its entrance; the rest is closed to the public.

Luzern – 3

We took a ferry across Lake Lucerne, our destination – Burgenstock. The weather was ideal for a boat-trip; the sun was shining, the breeze was cool, there were a few clouds scudding by, the water was pristine…it was truly one of those days that make you glad for being alive. ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried to straighten … Continue reading

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