Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Zippy in Zurich

When one spends a Summer day in Zurich shopping and sight seeing, it is always a good idea to pause every now and then and pose fabulously for photos (wistful look optional, though unfortunately in this heat a 'glow' was mandatory) and give one's daughter a hug.












Apologies for the uninspiring prose, I am actually ahead in my blogging and even though this post will appear long after we have returned,
as I write this, it is the second last day of our holiday before we fly home and my brain is suffering from travel induced fog.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lunch in Luzern

Exploring carpeted stairways and posh bathrooms in expensive hotels,
Practicing the melancholy look,
Encounters with swans and beautiful buildings,
Multiple shots of an enchanting bridge,
Discovering ice age holes and the quintessential Swiss Chalet
and a moving monument to fallen Swiss Guards.

Thus was a day spent in Luzern.



















Luzern, Switzerland - June 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cruising in Colmar

Posing in front of shop windows and trying to be terribly French.
Wandering crooked lanes.
Being awed by magnificent architecture.
And taking arty shots.

France is enchanting.









Colmar, Alsace, France - June 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fond memories of a fun time.

Walking with loved ones through rose coloured gardens,
Watching the bee's daily grind.



Enjoying the colour and smells of Summer,
and regarding scenes sublime. 





A perfect way to start a holiday.

Adliswil, Switzerland - June 2015
Photos of pretty flowers and woodland taken by daughter
Photo of peaceful church scene by me.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A short walk in search for coffee.


A short walk with hubby and puppy before we went away.
(yes this was taken on my phone)

Have a happy week everyone.




Peek a boo!


Dee Why, Sydney - June 2015

As you read this I will be back on Aussie soil full of jet lag and happy memories - and the odd souvenir.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A pretty post for no reason.

I've almost run out of pre holiday photos and just want to show you the pictures I took of lanterns I've managed to accumulate from various markets and council clean ups, and the pretty flowers I got for my birthday back in May.

These are the last photos taken before my camera went kaput.








I've scheduled this post to appear on my last day of holidays. I will be back in Switzerland visiting family before jetting back to Sydney.  Stay tuned for holiday snaps.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A visual and aural delight

Following on from my earlier post with pictures taken from the inside of St Mary's Cathedral, here are the photos I took from the outside.

I spent a peaceful few hours wandering in and around this beautiful gothic revival cathedral in March, chatting to lovely people, exploring the crypt and listening to heavenly singing as rehearsals for the Easter mass were underway.








Construction of the original church began in 1821, with a modification done in 1851.  Then in 1865 the church was destroyed by fire.  Only a small section of one of the original walls remains, which you can see in the above photo.




Work on the current cathedral began in 1868, and slowly, over the years and with various architects the building took shape - section by section, until finally in 2000 the spires were completed.



St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney - March 2015

As you read this I will be visiting some more churches - but this time in Florence :)

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