St. Elizabeth’s Church at night. I love this spot in Basel, with the medieval Gothic cathedral towering over the modernistic lines of the Opera house. The night, the moon and the warm street lamps magnified the charm manifold…
I have talked about Papa Joe’s before, my second-favourite eating spot in Basel, after Kelim. It’s an upbeat, modern place, with a mostly young crowd. I had a good-sized crowd dining with me this time, so it was great fun. 🙂 My standard order is a tequila sunrise and baby-back ribs: Vegetarian options include platters … Continue reading
A view of Lake Luzern from the Burgenstock plateau.
The souvenir shop at Burgenstock had a glass-floored balcony that I just happened to step out on. I had to call everyone over. The shoes represent three continents and eight countries… 🙂
Our stroll through the woods led us to these vistas… The beauty of the place enveloped us all, and we each slowed down to his/her own pace to enjoy the afternoon.
We sat down for a delightful lunch at the Restaurant Verbena at the Burgenstock resort. Fine dining on an open terrace in the cool breeze on a sunny afternoon, surrounded by verdant meadows blooming with spring. It was one of my best experiences in Switzerland.
Like I said before, a palace. On an island. In a lake. In Switzerland. It’s only July but I know what stocking-stuffer I want! 😀
Lake Luzern was surprisingly shallow for quite some distance. Mountain lakes, formed in hollows gouged by ancient glaciers go deep very fast as you move in from the shore, but a couple of hundred metres from the pier, the lake-bed was still clearly visible.
This majestic specimen swam by to bid us farewell as we left the shore…
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. 🙂 I tried to straighten … Continue reading