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After a train ride most of the way

up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…

 

…there was still a steep ascent/descent

to attain its summit and return.

In my pre-teen years,

a fireman I never wanted to be,

I wanted to be an archeologist.

So when  Pompeii was on our itinerary,

it would have taken a deluge

akin to the one that hit New York this week…

…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.

 

I think imminent wet weather may have

curtailed our guided tour

However, the worst of the rain held off

until we completed our inspection.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Keep-Walking

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An example of a mammal is the Koala.

 

Hammers 

 

At the summit of Mount Rigi,

Lucerne, Switzerland.

 

Burnt stubble in late summer.

 

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Perhaps not quite a Sculpture again this week,

but interesting just the same.

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A stone from Mt Emei in China sits

on top of Switzerland’s Mt Rigi…

…signifying the formation of a sister relationship

between the two mountains in 2009…

….located in China’s Sichuan Province and

Switzerland’s Cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne.

The stone exchange is a strong symbol designed

to strengthen the partnership between

Mt. Rigi and Mt. Emei.

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Sculpture Saturday

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Walks.


Walkers alongside Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree.  

Lake Wendouree was the site of all rowing events

during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

The walk from Eastern Beach car park.

At the top of the hill, you are only a five minute walk

from Geelong’s Central Business District.

The reverse view down to the Promenade.

Nearing the top of Lucerne’s

Mt Rigi.

The walk in context.

 

 

Walking in Schoenbrunn Palace gardens

 

 

 

 

We didn’t have the time or energy

to walk all to the back of the garden.

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Our train ride up Switzerland’s…

Mt Rigi…

…did not take us to the apex.

There were two fairly steep walks left to attain

the full 1,798 metre height of the mountain.

While I did not hurry there were

spectacular views as we walked up.

 

 

Upon arriving at the summit the views…

 

of Lake Lucerne we equally…

…breathtaking.

 

 

 

After ten or fifteen minutes it was time

to return to the gift shop level.

The walk back seemed more difficult

than the walk up, thanks to a football injury

to my knee in the early 1970s.

Definitely worth the effort though.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Apex

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zenith
the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
synonyms:
highest point, high point

To reach the zenith of Lucerne’s Mt Rigi 

required a train ride up a very steep gradient.

Upon reaching the zenith of the rain ride…

 

 

…there were two shortish walk up more steep gradient.

However, the views over Lake Lucerne

made the walk worth the effort.

 

 

No, I did not climb to the highest point attainable…

…mainly because the walk back appeared

more difficult than the walk up.

If you have never made this journey,

the train station is the small building

roughly centre background.

Naturally to make it to the top and back again

one needs to walk past the souvenir/coffee shop.

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My first photo is of Mount Elephant….

a volcanic cone,

one of the many in Western Victoria.

I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant

but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.

From the top of Mt Rigi

overlooking Lake Lucerne.

from Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver, Canada.

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