11 April 2009

part zwei

the alps: up close and personal; from the window of a train.





wengen cloaked in twilight.





from our balcony: the breaking of morning.





vignettes of bern.





old town sidewalks.





street chess, amplified. one requires a bit of brawn to play with this particular set.







it's heady, isn't it? this taking a sip of someone else's life, walking their cobbled streets, poking your nose into their bakeries and quilt shops. and then something startling--the bright, small smile of a child on the street, or finding your family name on the wall of the cathedral--avers that in spite of the discrepancy in longitude, this tiny country holds all the familiarity of home.

9 comments:

Megan said...

lovely...I think my favs are the ones of the old streets/sidewalks. :)

Norman said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Nicki! Oh, the memories we have of our visit to "the home away from home!" I especially love the morning view from our balcony!!
mom
P.S. Remember the time I nearly broke my nose! Yup! I do have an extra bump there, as well as on my forehead..well hidden in my eyebrow!

Brandie said...

Wow! Your photos are absolutely amazing! Makes me want to catch a flight out tonight;)

Jenn said...

Wow Nic...you take a landscape and turn it into something beautiful and totally alive. I wish I could see the world through your camera lens everyday.

take a bow Jenn

Kristen said...

Oh I am having a bit of Swiss Envy right now - and no , it is nothing like swiss fondue! Your photos are fantastic (as always) and provided me with a brief respite from my hum drum home here....thanks ;)

Rebekah said...

Good gracious, that shot of the little town at twilight is absolutely WOW!

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PamperingBeki said...

Has the Switzerland Travel and Tourism council called and asked to use your photos yet? They should.

carole said...

Your photos are making me drool and yearn. Lauterbrunnen is where we spent a glorious week in summer. So nice to see what it looks like in April. Thanks for sharing.

Amelia said...

I missed you, but these pictures are gorgeous!!!