Sunday, 24 July 2011

Swiss Bliss!

 From the country that boasts of emperors, gods and goddesses, art and artists, we took off to a land that you have to experience first-hand before you even begin to speak about.


As a matter of fact, I was not really excited about visiting Switzerland. But as expected, I didn't want to leave the place once I had seen it.


We were staying in Luzern, a city in the north-central part of Switzerland.



Luzern lies on the shore of Lake Luzern, with Mount Pilatus and Rigi, in the Swiss Alps, in close sight.



We stayed in a hotel close to the railway station which is also close to the boat station and the Museum of Art Lucerne.


The first day we took a sight seeing tour of the city.



The Hof Church



The Lion Monument



The Chapel Bridge


The next day, we went on the Mount Titlis tour.


Now I have to mention that I am very scared of heights, and to reach the top of the mount we had to take multiple cable cars which was not a very pleasant experience for me.



But looking down on the landscape, I guess I forgot about my fear.



And the view from the top is simply breathtaking.



And I am also not an adventure person like my sister, who forced me into doing this.


But I always go through this ‘scared at first-highly skeptical about doing it-perfectly regretting while going through it’ phase to completely loving it phase where I want to re-do the whole thing. This generally happens whenever I do something new.



The day after, we went to look for the dragon on Mount Pilatus.



The mount can be reached by boarding the world’s steepest cogwheel train.



Pilatus was named after the local legend that claims that Pontius Pilate was buried here.


Pilatus also has the longest summer toboggan track in Switzerland.


 That is my lovely sister, my in-house model, and the photographer on this trip, Urmita Das


 And that's me!


Well, it was not easy to capture these.



I will definitely say that this is something that nobody should miss!


Auf Wiedersehen



Photographs by : Urmita Das and Me