Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
Europe

On Top Of Europe At Jungfraujoch

November 18, 2013 Andy 2

Through emerald meadows awash with gentians, anemones and alpine roses grazed by white faced cattle, the train climbs before the landscape disappears, firstly into clouds and then into blackness as it enters the bodies of the Eiger and The Mönch. […]

Lion Monument, Lucerne
Europe

The Lion Monument of Lucerne

August 9, 2013 Andy 1

His powerful limbs lie, as if in slumber; his noble head, framed by its magnificent mane, lies upon his front paw and in his face is hewn the pain and sorrow of defeat as he exhumes his final breath. Alone. […]

Alpenhorn to greet a misty sunrise on Rigi
Europe

In Search Of Sunrise on Mount Rigi

July 25, 2013 Andy 2

We counted about eleven pre-dawn risers, the expressions on our faces mercifully veiled in the thick fog that enveloped us, rendering each other and our surroundings almost invisible. Only the eerie tinkle of cow bells emanating from behind the wall of bone-chilling mist convinced us that, beyond where we huddled, peaks and valleys lay, their ‘mighty panorama’ cloaked beyond any hope of visibility. […]

Daubensee, Valaise, Switzerland
Hiking

Walking with Ghosts in Switzerland’s Valais

July 17, 2013 Andy 0

I may have enjoyed the 21st century luxury of being whisked here by cable car rather than on foot along the potentially treacherous path of the Gemmi Pass as my celebrated predecessors had done, but the magnitude of what lay before me was the same one that had spread before their eyes 150 years ago. […]