My contribution for this week’s challenge…
Some previously unpublished photos
from some of the cities we visited
I m never sure and would love to hear/see
how locals spell the name.
without visiting a diamond cutting factory.
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Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-13
the end of our train trip at almost the top of
Mt Rigi, in Switzerland.
This week I have jumped to the very top of Mt Rigi…
mainly because the walk up was leaving me
a little breathless, although it was nice
to see some of the younger generations
fall behind me…
Mt Rigi is almost surrounded by three lakes; namely,
Lake Lucerne, Lake Zug and Lake Lauerz.
After a few minutes at the top it was time to retrace our steps…
which I though would be a slower journey
as my knees do no like walking down stairs/hills etc.
It was slower, but it also gave me time to take a few shots.
About half way and still well above the kiosk, on the right,
with the train terminal further down in the middle background.
Mt Rigi kiosk.
This group is just beginning their trek up to the pinnacle…
while we had jostled for our seats on the train
before departing Mt Rigi for a comfortable cruise,
on Lake Lucerne, back to Lucerne.
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of a ride than a walk.
After we visited the Lucerne Lion…
we were back on our coach for a short drive
to a rail line to take us to the top of Mt Rigi.
Mt Rigi is 1798 metres above sea level,
a bit shorter than Australia’s highest mountain,
Mt Kosciuszko which stands 2,228 metres.
However, I have never been to the top
of Mt Kosciuszko.
We drove past architecture not seen Down Under…
until we were finally on our train ride up Mt Rigi.
I thought I had my camera level but
this shot says otherwise, I think.
The ride seemed so step and the dairy cows also
seemed to have two short legs enabling them
to stand level on this steep terrain.
Finally we arrived at the end of our journey.
The final 200 or so metres was by
the not so reliable (these days)
However I did make it to the top.
Images to follow next week.
My contribution for this week’s
My side views are from Lucerne.
I don’t remember the day being that hot…
but there were many people and vessels…
on Lake Lucerne as we cruised back…
from our journey up Mt Rigi.
Some swans were hugging the shore line.
And an almost side view of the famous covered
wooden Chapel Bridge in Lucerne.
Tuesday this week, I completed listening to Song of the Bellbirds,
a light story about an Australian girl who studies opera in Vienna.
She is taken on an outing to Lucerne and walks across this bridge.
Her husband was translating the inscriptions under the cover of the bridge.
I found myself wishing he had been with us when we crossed over.
Before our visit I had not heard of
The Lion of Lucerne
Also as the Lion Monument it is a memorial
located in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The monument, features a dying lion, is a rock relief carved
into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry.
Created in the early part of the 19th century,
the purpose of the Lion of Lucerne was to
commemorate the Swiss Guards who lost their lives
in 1792 during the French Revolution.
Although I did take the photos,
I had forgotten the story behind the Lion of Lucerne.
Hence nearly all of the above information
came from another website this week.
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Song of the Bellbirds
written by an Australian author
Anne McCullagh Rennie.
Song of the Bellbirds follows the fortunes of a
young Australian Singer who wins a scholarship
to study Opera in Vienna.
One day her European born husband takes her to Lucerne…
and they wander across the Chapel Bridge.
taken to build the bridge…
under the bridge’s roof for our Aussie Diva.
Just wish he was there when we were.
As you may have noticed the outside of the bridge
was covered with flowers in September…
and there was even room for a busker to
entertain tourists and locals alike.
So, not a long walk this week but one
I will remember for a very long time.