THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-October-Words

October Word Challenge

Switzerland could only be described as

mountainous.

   When I saw the word whiskers, my first thoughts

were of Soxie who passed away

about twelve months ago.

  However, I could have easily gone

down this track also. 

However, as he was sleeping with

 one eye open, literally,

I was pleased that there was

a very thick slab of glass between us.

This crumbling room at Pompeii was described

as possibly the first McDonalds, or takeaway, ever. 

Food was prepared and served to the public.

 

Sydney’s famous bridge spanning the harbour

creating easy access between north and south.

 Finally, I always think Geelong’s

Cunningham Pier

looks immaculate as the sun sets. 

Earlier this week was no exception.

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Thursday’s Special: October-Words

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-0405_Serene

I’m not sure if we are to take one word

each week of the month, however,

this week I have chosen Serene. 

After climbing to the top of Mount Rigi

what better way to return to Lucerne

than via a very serene cruise.

We were able to observe the locals and tourists alike…

enjoying the pleasures of the Lake

on a sunny summer day.

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Thursday’s Special: Serene

Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Wanderlust

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Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.



Rhineland-Black Forest region.

Vienna.

Florence

Lucerne

Salzburg

Finally, Venice.

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Last week I left this journey as we reached

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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Jo’s Monday Walk

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In Lucerne again this week and more

of a ride than a walk.

After we visited the Lucerne Lion…

(More about the Lucerne Lion, here)

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)

Shanks’ Pony.

However I did make it to the top.

Images to follow next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Side-Views

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My contribution for this week’s

Side Views

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.

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