Forward Ho!

When slow forward is the only way to go!

Inside the Ice Palace, Jungfraujoch, Switzerland.

Ice Corridor

Ice Corridor

More forwardness here

Advertisements

Raindrops

The beauty of raindrops on glass.

Whether  its captured from the window of a house, car, bus or train.

There is something beautiful about it.

~  *  ~

This shot was captured from the car in an Indian suburb.

From my train in Switzerland.

 Photos below were captured from our bus in the historic city of Bath (UK).

The day you literally spoke about the weather as the British do!!

Read more about the famous Roman Baths in an earlier post here.

Moral of the Story

Always check the weather before travelling.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

In case you’re wondering what’s so mergeful about this photograph…

Well, these birds, the Alpine Chough were shot by me in Jungfraujoch/Top of Europe, Switzerland at an altitude of 11,700 feet.

What made it apt for this theme was the backdrop where snow, sky & mist merged to make it pretty hard to see beyond these birds.

 I honoured these birds by featuring them in an earlier post –

Happy Black Birds of the Alps

All other entries for the challenge merge on this page.

Skid-in! Ice Palace, Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch, one of my favourite places in Switzerland was exhilarating to say the least. While  there I visited the Ice Palace, which was super cool…literally too!

The Eispalast or Ice Palace is a terrific experience. After you enter in, the smile on your face gets frozen in time & while you try to oooh & aaah at the novelty of the experience &  ice sculptures around you…be careful. You really have to watch your step else you may just slip,  fall  &  find yourself ski-dding all the way down the icy corridors…nothing like a free ski sans the skis 🙂 Don’t go soooo fast that you frip on srippery glound.

Unsolicited advice – make sure your shoes are able to walk you across ice without slipping.  For the extra care needed to walk on this surface, I wouldn’t encourage elderly folks to try it. 

 

Fotomagically Geneva

Out of Switzerland’s treasure trove emerges Geneva.

The beauty of this city is best captured around  Lake Léman or Lake Geneva, with its landmark Jet d’eau – the world’s tallest water fountain. Lake Geneva is supposed to be one of the largest lakes in Western Europe & is located at the foot of the beautiful Alps. 

Just walking  around the lake  or sitting at a lake facing café is awesome as also hopping onto a boat for a cruise around the lake. The view of a city blended in perfect harmony against nature’s back drop is absobloominlutely stunning.  

 

 

Happy Black Birds of the Alps

They were sweet black birds with yellow beaks against a sheer  snowy white backdrop. I was seeing these birds for the first time & they were close in appearance to crows, but for their beaks. Found them interesting, as they calmly beheld tourists in the midst of the biting cold. And they had no problem being photographed either.    

A bit of Google search indicates they are officially the  Alpine Chough & are also known as the Yellow-Billed Chough.

Presenting the Happy Choughs of Jungfraujoch…