Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ZWEISIMMEN - HOUSES




My trip to Zweisimmen continued...


After our wonderful picnic in the cemetery, we thought that it would be a good idea to go for a walk around the place. So, we went back down into the village and headed toward the two Simme (Little Simme & Simme) rivers (hence the name Zweisimmen = two Simme).

Walking through Zweisimmen, one discovers many beautiful old (sometimes 150 years old or more) traditional Bernese Oberland chalets. With their imposing size, harmonious lines, dark weatherworn timber wood, pretty paintings (not all of them have paintings) and gorgeous carvings, they are real eye-catchers. Such awesome houses situated in a dreamlike environment offer an even more picture perfect vision!






Zweisimmen is an wonderful place for a family or couple holiday anytime of the year. It is the ideal location to explore the countryside, to go for long walks all around the region and to relax. This place is so quiet, the air is pure, the people are very charming and the landscapes are simply mindblowing. You can't ask for more.

As a child, I have spent many many summers and autums in Zweisimmen. We always stayed in an rustic chalet owned by two cattle farmers. We lived in the very minimalist yet cosy 3 room appartment on the second floor (see third picture/the chalet on the side of the hill). I really loved the veranda with the unobstucted view on the Rinderberg mountain, the atmospheric dimlit rooms, the creaking floors, the soothing sound of cowbells and of the fountain as well as the exhalirating smell of the fresh mountain air. Great memories.




To be continued next week....

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful houses in a perfect picturesque and tranquil setting. One should be happy and live long if given the opportunity to live in such place. Very beautiful Rosa, nicely capture.

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  2. Loving your photos and memories, Rosa!

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  3. Picture perfect indeed! These are lovely houses.

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  4. toujours des photo merveilleuses...un posto da vero relax...merci et très bonne soirée^^

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  5. Your pictures are always so beautiful...just like those oil paintings...

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  6. Merci Rosa ! Et la musique... j'aiiime !

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  7. The views here are breath taking!

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  8. Fantastic pictures. Really amazing!!
    Love,
    Lia.

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  9. So nice - colorful pictures and adorable chalets (here have the same denomination)
    I like visiting this wonderful place!

    All the best,

    Gera

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  10. What a special place to be Rosa:D

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  11. Ces vieux chalets sombres sont très beaux. Il y a longtemps, j'en avais pris pas mal en photo pour m'apercevoir au final que mon appareil n'avait pas fonctionné, quelle déception !

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  12. Lovely holiday, Rosa! Your pictures are breathtaking!

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  13. when i was still married to the Swiss cheese he would spend a lot of time explaining me all the differences of swiss houses....
    miss the country so much!

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  14. Great holiday.
    As always fantastic photos ♥

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  15. What a fairytale. I'm simply in love with this place! Thanks so much for sharing it.

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  16. This sounds and looks like heaven to me. Chalets in the mountains are so wonderful and your photos make me want to get on a train out there fast.

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  17. Where Fairy Tales come to life. I can only imagine.

    Stunning images, Rosa, thank you so much for sharing...

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  18. Your photos really make me happy when I look at them. They are so beautiful. Looks like a wonderful place. I would love to visit sometime..maybe someday:) Until then, I will just enjoy your pictures.

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  19. I could only wonder if my oil painting skills could ever capture the beauty that you experienced on vacation.
    Absolutely charming landscape embraces ;o)
    Flavourful wishes, Claudia

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  20. Thanks for sharing your special memories with us. These chalets are beautiful. What filter do you use in your photos? The colors are always amazing! xo

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  21. OMG how picturesque is this place???

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  22. Das kleine Haus im Garten des grossen Hausses gefällt mir besonders. Liebe Grüsse.

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  23. wow such beautiful houses, just wish i was there...

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  24. Oh Rosa, it looks so lovely. Love your music too :)

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  25. Je ne te redirai pas a quel point tes photos me ramenent a de chouettes souvenirs, mais c'est le cas. Merci Rosa!

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  26. My gosh, photos like postcards, absolutely stunning Rosa!

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  27. BEAUTIFUL photos,Rosa! I wish I was there...holidaying with you ;)Love the music on your website!!

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  28. What a beautiful place and your pictures are fantastic!

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  29. the pics are perfect!and very beatiful!

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  30. These houses and your rendition of them remind me of the Anderson tales; very dream-like and conveying a bit of magic and supernatural.

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  31. What a beautiful place and great pictures as well.

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  32. These are gorgeous photos. The houses are lovely but the setting pristine. Thank you for sharing these.

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  33. what a lovely place, i want to go!

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  34. I repeat myself but that place is my dreamland...so beautiful...and beautiful photos

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  35. What beautiful photos, this place looks amazing. Reminds me of Northern Italy near Brunico.

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  36. looks like best vacation place, ever.... so beautiful :)

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