skieuropenow.typepad.com > Switzerland 2007 - St. Moritz generally

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_026

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_026


Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_027

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_027

Looking out the window of my hotel room towards the southeast. My hotel was in a lower rent district of St. Moritz but still plenty clean and tidy.


Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_029

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_029

Looking towards the ritzy part of town. A lot of brown in evidence. Pretty bad snow year.


Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_030

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_030

The view from my hotel room looking due east. Nice views of the lake.


Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_032

Europe_trip_day_two_st_moritz_032

Looking out the window from my single room in St. Moritz. Not a horrible view.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 033

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 033

There were some amazing homes in St. Moritz. I thought this was stunning.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 034

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 034

Parking lot of Signalbahn tram in St. Moritz Bad.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 036

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 036

Street in St. Moritz Bad. Certainly not as picturesque as St. Moritz Dorf (the ritzy part of town).


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 038

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 038

View of St. Moritz Lake from eastern side, looking towards St. Moritz Dorf.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 041

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 041

Part of the wonderful trail network around the town and the lake.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 042

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 042

View of St. Moritz Dorf from across the lake.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 045

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 045

Bell tower of catholic church in St. Moritz Bad.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 046

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 046

Looking across St. Moritz Lake towards the northeast. Not a very big lake; I walked completely around in about an hour. Very nice well maintained paths all around the lake. Several functions are held on the lake during the winter, including a cross country marathon ski race and, most famously, winter polo and horse races. I think you can see the faint outline of the race oval in the ice.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 048

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 048

Not sure what this is: pumphouse, office, church? I don't know but I think it was something associated with the town water supply.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 050

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 050

Catholic church at dusk.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 051

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 051

River En flowing through St. Moritz Bad into St. Moritz Lake.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 053

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 053

Alpenglow on the mountains above St. Moritz Bad.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 054

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 054

Alpenglow on the mountains above St. Moritz Bad.


Europe trip day two -st. moritz 057

Europe trip day two -st. moritz 057

Night picture of St. Moritz Dorf from my hotel room.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 001

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 001

Looking south towards hotel. The town was great for walking. The castle looking building on the right was actually part of a museum.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 004

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 004

Unbelievable craftmanship on this bus stop. Makes ours look like shit.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 006

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 006

The main lake at St. Moritz. Still mostly frozen, but when I left some five days later it was largely ice free.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 007

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 007

This was a gorgeous place. I think it must have been apartments. Fantastic view of the lake and town.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 010

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 010

Examples of some of the really nice homes in St. Moritz. At least, I think they were private homes. They could have been hotels for all I know.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 015

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 015

I don't know how the marketing people made this up but what a shot. Downtown St. Moritz.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 016

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 016

Easter sunday. You could swing a dead cat and not hit anyone.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 017

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 017

Fantastic scenery from downtown St. Moritz, looking south.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 020

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 020

Detail of the Palace Hotel. Great details on the side.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 021

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 021

Front of the Badrutts Palace hotel (I think.) Very impressive place.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 022

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 022

Simple transportation for "just folks" staying at Badrutt's.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 025

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 025

Amazing decorations on side of this building, and the roof beams.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 026

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 026

Clock tower in St. Moritz Dorf.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 027

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 027

Mountains from town.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 029

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 029

Quiet town street in St. Moritz Dorf. The cog railway to the ski area is in the far distance.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 031

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 031

Town street of St. Moritz.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 034

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 034

Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 035

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 035

Bell tower to an old ruined church. Main building was gone but this leaning, and I mean leaning, tower still stood. The edge of the top stuck out probably three feet out past the base. Incredible that it is still standing.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 037

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 037

Look at the lean.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 041

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 041

Brass plaque discussing the leaning tower.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 044

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 044

Looking at Piz Mezdi, Cuolm d'Mez, and Piz Rosatsch with the bell tower on the left.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 045

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 045

Some residential homes above St. Moritz Dorf.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 046

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 046

Another nice home in St. Moritz.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 049

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 049

Babbling brook above St. Moritz next to hiking trail.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 050

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 050

Part of the wonderful hiking paths in above St. Moritz; very well maintained.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 051

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 051

Houses above main town of St. Moritz.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 053

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 053

More of the hiking trails.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 056

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 056

Part of the towns of St. Moritz Dorf and Bad and the lake with mountains in back. Purdy.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 057

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 057

Looking at Piz Mezdi (tallest peak) from above St. Moritz Dorf.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 058

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 058

Looking west to Pontresina (hidden behind the hills) and (from left to right) Las Sours, Piz Muragl, Piz Languard, and Piz Albris.


Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 060

Europe trip day three - st. moritz day two 060

Same grouping of mountains but you can just make out the liftline and ski runs on the upper right which are above Pontresina.


»