During our holiday in London , we had spent an interesting afternnon at the Trafalgar Square . This is a popular place for tourists who seemed to be swarming all over the place.
Anita in front of the main fountain.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The Chapel Bridge is a landmark in Lucerne. This wooden bridge . is a 204 m (670 ft) long bridge crossing the Reuss River in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. It is the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. This covered bridge was constructed in 1333.
This picture is a veiw of the bridge from the left bank of the river Reuss.
Friday, November 20, 2009
One striking feature of the Lucerne Cathedral is it's impressive main door .The intricately carved main door of the Cathedral has the figures of the two patron saints of Luzern: on the left is St Leger, a French bishop who was blinded with a drill (which he is holding), and on the right is St Maurice, the martyred Roman soldier-saint.
Monday, November 16, 2009
This impressive and massive organ in the Church has 6000 pipes with the bass pipe being over 33 ft tall. The organ is bedecked in ornaments and has a machine to mimic the sound of rain and a special register for thunder and rain.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Interiors of the cathedral are beautifully done up with intricate carvings. St. Leodegar's white stone interior is generously furnished with gilt statuary and altars.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
View of the alter at the Lucerne Cathedral. Note the elaborate carving on the alter which dates back to the 1630's.
This is the most important renaissance church in Switzerland
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
The Lucerne cathedral known as The Cathedral of St. Leodegar is recognised by its twin needle towers. The cathedral was originally built in 735, and modified in 1633 with a Renaissance style. The cathedral is known locally as Hofchile, or in German as Hofkirche.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The lake abounds in nature and water birds. The white swans near the shore in Lucerne city add grace and are a pleasing sight for the eyes.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Lucerne has a charm few cities of this world have and the Lucerne Lake is an integral part of the city. A trip on the lake gives one some of the most beautiful views
Saturday, September 19, 2009
The Swiss countryside is beautiful and green with coniferous trees.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
The romantic and historical part of Chur is to the East. The Cathedral Church of St luzius is also located in this area. This was built in the 11th century
Picture above shows stairway leading to the cathedral
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Chur, the Alpine city is the starting point of mountain trips and train travel through the Alps. One of the oldest cities in Switzerland, it has a population of 35,000 inhabitants. Chur is almost completely surrounded by the Alps
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The front of the Stockalper has a large green lawn sloping downwards which has the palace on one side and more gardens and swiss homes on the other sides.
This pole with a face stands on one side overlooking the lawns and has the Swiss alps as a backdrop.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The cobbled square in Brig is equally lively at night with vacationers relaxing with a glass of wine at the various restaurants . The weather in July is perfect with a slight nip in the air.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Took a break this July and visited Brig. The Stockalper Palace in Brig is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland . The palace was built in 1678 by Kaspar Stockalpar, a silk merchant of Brig.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Brig , a graceful town is an ideal place to start your holiday in Switzerland. Just an hour from Zermatt, one can board the Glacier Express from here for an 8 hour journey through the beautiful Alps.
This shot is of the main town square where you can sit at any of numerous restaurants and enjoy your glass of wind and some great Swiss cheese.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Herd of Blue Bulls in the fields of Hissar District