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Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 110

Europe trip 4-15 - zermatt day two 110

Top station of Gornergrat train station. Lovely view of Matterhorn from hotel.


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18 bucks for these two items in the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. What a ripoff.


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View from hotel room in Zurich. Only paid about $90 for this room. It was small but comfortable.


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Dusk falling on Zurichsee or Zurich Lake. Looking across at the four- and five-hotels. Quite different from the little bed and breakfast I was staying in.


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Sunset in Zurich.


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Night in Zurich. St. Peters-Kirche on the right and Fraumunster church on the left with the tall spire.


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Next morning in main train station in Zurich. So clean and neat. Could have eaten off of the floor.


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Inside of the train going to St. Moritz. Very airy and great for viewing countryside and passing views. Shit for photos (reflected glare on inside of windows.)


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One of many small castles and/or towers saw on this trip. No idea where it was or if it was a ruin or still used. Probably still used.


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Another view of same castle. Good spot for it high on the hill.


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Same castle again. I took a lot of photos because it was my first real castle I had seen in Switzerland.


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Clouds were starting to clear after an overcast morning in Zurich. Very green fields and trees with spring in the air.


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Train station in Thusis.


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Bronze of a train passenger at the train station in Thusis. Whimsical. Whoda thunk it of the Swiss?


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Looking south just past Thusis. Amazingly pretty countryside.


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Small church near Sils. Makes me want to sing title song of "Heidi."


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Another view of church near Sils.


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View of front of train.


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Another small town with old church. Can't remember the name. Tiefencastel maybe?


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The mountains are starting to get bigger.


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More of the train trip.


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More mountains.


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More mountains, again.


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Starting to see snow on the sides of the tracks and the towns.


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Village of Bergun; looking NE up the Val Tuors


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Small ski hill outside Bergun, high and dry now in early April. It was a poor snow year in Europe so not surprising that no snow. Only a small tow lift, but two small chairs just further up the rail line with no snow again.


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Photo of famous railroad viaduct over Alvra Albula. Railroad goes through four tunnels in under a kilometer. To do this, the tunnels are in circles and the railroad gains almost 200 meters in this distance. Pretty goddamn amazing. There are a lot of photos of this particular bridge also.


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High snow near Pass d'Alvra.


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Church in town of Bever, NE of St. Moritz.


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Looking at the En river valley.