The feats of engineering that has enabled road & rail bridges to be built in the mountainous regions of Central Europe & Scandinavia is nothing short of mind boggling. Couple that with the atmospheric canal bridges in the likes of Amsterdam, Bruges & Stockholm and you get a rich tapestry of crossings throughout the regions. […]
The concluding European train tour of my series sees us in Switzerland, a trip we undertook in 2016. If the earth’s creator had been a train fanatic and had decided to build the ideal setting for his giant train set, he could have constructed Switzerland for this purpose. Brooding mountains & great lakes, sweeping bends, […]
Armed with a gratis all day travel pass, we set off for our first port of call, the Punt Muragl funicular. We left the Chesa Spuondas Hotel with a veritable spring in our steps as we skipped along the meadow path that led to the village of Champfer and our bus to the mountains. With time […]
The church at Trun near St Moritz, Switzerland.
We arrived at the train station buoyed by our Bernina Express experience and were about to embark on even more fun once I had got over the 7 minute taxi fare costing £22! Arriving at the Chesa Spuondas around ten it had pretty much gone to sleep already. We were met by a cheery porter […]
We arrived in the Italian border town of Tirano by train from Como in order to enter Switzerland on the famous Bernina Express. The whole town seemed to exist for the railway and the majority of people who frequented the place on that mid-June day were grey-haired German or Japanese tourists in identical tour operator […]
Today’s photo is from my recent train travels in Switzerland. I will regale more on the spectacular journeys soon, but this photo was taken as we approached Visp from Zermatt. I cannot imagine traversing these bridges by any means whatsoever! To drive across would be terrifying and I am sure that if I walked across […]
I woke in Zermatt today, opened the balcony door and took these shots…….
In 1987 I undertook the first of three pan-European interrail holidays and having failed to enter Eastern Europe (wait for letter M for more details) we headed back through Austria, Italy and eventually Switzerland. Yearning for some natural beauty following our visits to city after city, we decided to head for the Swiss town of […]