Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shoemaker at Bern


This industrious shoemaker kept working on the shoe like clockwork - almost the entire day.  I never saw him took a break.  The Swiss are known for being very hard working people, and their work ethic is impeccable, which is the influence of the Swiss Protestant Reformer Swingli, who began the reformation in Switzerland during the 1500s.

Taken at Bern, the de facto capital city of Switzerland.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Swiss Chickens


The Swiss Chickens can be a bit wacky.  That is why their eggs taste weird.  I had a bit of scrambled eggs for breakfast and I started talking Swiss German.  Cluck cluck cluck.  Still nobody understood me.  

Taken in Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton.  The town, at an elevation of around 1,600m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak, which hid itself the whole time we were there. It's a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing, hiking, and old fashion Fondue.  In fact this was the only place we had Fondue, which was as the waiter claimed good for one person.  The one he served us appeared to be good for four people and some leftovers for a couple more days.  Maybe even a week.

Sante.



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

House on a Hill


Stans, Nidwalden in Switzerland.  Taken on the train on the way up to Stanserhorn Mountain.  It's early spring but there are still lots of snow on the mountain.  This is how imagined Switzerland would be.  The Swiss alps, the blue sky, the corny but happy music, the endless green rolling hills, the fuzzy sound of the Alpine Horn, the experience of dipping a week old bread on the Fondue.

The people in the villages are very friendly. (Contrast with the people down by the lake. )   But that seems to be across the board in most of our travels in Europe.

Hope your day goes well.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The World Turned Upside Down



Nothing more to say.  Just go with the flow.  The world has turned upside down.  But the song remains the same.