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Images from

Mt Rigi….

 

…in Switzerland

 

Mt Rigi overlooks

Lake Lucerne…

 

 

…and is so steep…

…that the cow have shorter front legs.

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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

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Zenith

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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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Word of the Day Challenge: Zenith

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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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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Top-of-the-Hill

Weekly Photo Challenge-Ascend

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Ascend

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To be able to admire this view…

we had to…

ascend the Spiral Staircase in the Vatican.

 

In Lucerne we ascended Mt Rigi…


via a tourist train.

I thought the train was taking us to the top. 

However, we had to ascend/walk this path before…

This was taken about half way up/down. 

The rail journey ended at that building on the left.

 

we were able to take in the beautiful views…


from the top of Mt Rigi. 

 at the top, I had a brief meeting with my knees.

They declined the offer to ascend

this viewing platform citing the return journey

was going to be more precarious

than walking up to the top.

As always they were correct!

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Leaving Lucerne we journeyed on to Salzburg.

The Salzburg Bridge which is…

covered with locks was one of the first attraction

we were guided to during our walk.

There is a similar (roughly) pedestrian bridge in Melbourne,

where the locks are being removed for safety (weight) reasons.

Across the bridge is a hotel the likes of which

I have not seen in Australia.

Then on to some o the narrow lane ways and streets

where all merchants have nice signs or symbols

of their trade hanging outside their premises.

  Although language was proving a bit of a barrier

one of these signs appears to be the same

all over the world.

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