Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ZWEISIMMEN - PEACEFUL CEMETERY

Last week I was on holiday. As we can't really afford to travel too far and for too long, we decided to buy day train tickets in order to travel to one of my favorite parts of Switzerland: the Bernese Highlands (Berner Oberland in Swiss Germany).

After travelling from Geneva to Montreux, we boarded the famous GoldenPass for a 2 hour journey to Zweisimmen (a place where I have spend many summer/autumn holidays when I was a kid). That panoramic train which links the Vaud Riviera to Lake Lucerne the historic heart of Switzerland is one of the most picturesque in Switzerland.

It is a fantastic tour that begins with a Mediterranean ambiance on the Rivera and then after climbing through the vineyards above Lake Geneva and passing through tunnels, the train continues through fairytale landscapes set in a picturesque setting of alpine forrests, bubbling mountain streams and quaint villages. Mindblowing!

As soon as we arrived in Zweisimmen we bought some bread and Bernese dried meat specialities for lunch. Then, we walked a little through the village and up a small road to a church that is situated above the village. There, there is a very peaceful cemetery with a wonderful view over the Simmental Valley. It is
situated on the flank of the Rinderberg mountain, next to a pine tree forrest. That is the dreamy place where we ate our midday meal...

Enjoy that first batch of pictures. There's more to come.











53 comments:

  1. I want to move in to that little house.. Amazing photos!!! It is like mountain fairyland!

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  2. La Suisse est ici vraiment bien mise en valeur par ton objectif et ta vision!

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  3. Who needs to travel far and wide when you live near a paradise like this? Beautiful photos.

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  4. Da sind wir bis jetzt immer nur durchgefahren. Hier muss ich mir auch mal Brot und Trockenfleisch kaufen. lg.

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  5. Caio Rosa!
    Hai un bellissimo blog, complimenti!! Le tue foto sono meravigliose, davvero!:)) Belli posti!
    A presto!

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  6. Hi Pam,
    I love those pictures and the Switzerland. I've been once in Crans Montana (Sierra) and I was delighted.
    I'm happy you are having fun and enjoying.
    Love,
    Lia.

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  7. what a wonderful-sounding day. i wish i were there in person but the photos will do very nicely in transporting me there. ;-) awesome photos.

    paz

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  8. Calme en effet... les habitants de ce lieu sont sage et ils ont la chance d'être entourés d'un magnifique paysage.

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  9. Oh, if only all cemetery looking this beautiful ...

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  10. Wow, these are beautiful! Those of us chained to our desks thank you for for a glimpse into your travels :)

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  11. Switzerland is so beautiful :)

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  12. I've done my share of European train rides. I unfortunately never heard of or had the opportunity to take that particular route. It sounds lovely. I just made a note of it.
    Thanks Rosa. As usual...stunning panoramas.
    Ciao for now, Claudia

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  13. Last week I was on holiday too.
    Awesome photos ♥

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  14. The route sounds amazing. Your pictures are getting better every time I visit.

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  15. Beautiful colors and majestic mountains for a backdrop!

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  16. This is just gorgeous, I am definitely adding this to my list of places to visit (sooner rather than later)! Thank you for the lovely pictures to brighten a tedious day at work... ;)

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  17. Beautiful colorful photos Rosa.

    Have a great week,

    Gera

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  18. this is interestng! nicely taken shots!

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  19. I picture Hansel and Gretel coming out of that first building. ;)

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  20. that really is like something from a fairytale. Rosa you always take such great photographs, which I always enjoy so much, especially since I can't afford a european vacation just yet!

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  21. I'd love to make that train journey, it must be amazing and as you know, I just love cemetaries. Thanks for the beautiful pictures dear Rosa!

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  22. Hi Rosa! I'm an American expat living in Geneva who loves taking travel pics. I just discovered your blog (and picnik!) Love your pics and travel ideas...thanks!

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  23. beautiful pics rosa, what an amzing train journey...can't wait to see the other batch

    sweetlife

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  24. These are such gorgeous photographs. Who needs to travel when you can take such lovely photos for us!

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  25. C'est une region que j'avais adoree et tu me rappelle bien des souvenirs Rosa, avec ces magnifique photos. Merci!

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  26. Effectivement,superbe!!!
    Bisous.
    Caro

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  27. I am absolutely in love with the new look!

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  28. Hey what a lovely place and it is so beautiful. Thanks for the tour Rosa :D

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  29. Lovely photos, Rosa!
    When I travel in Europe, I love visiting cemeteries....fascinating. We have some interesting ones here too...especially in the south. New Orleans and Savannah to name just two.

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  30. CELINE: Thanks so much! I'm happy you like it.

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  31. ANGIE: Thanks for passing by and for the kind comment! I'm glad if I can help with your travels... I hope you like Geneva. Cheers.

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  32. I have found where I would like to live when I am too old to run my farm in the States... this is it. Any one of those houses would do nicely. The views would be pure heaven.

    Wow.

    Goodness, your photography is amazing.

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  33. I feel like talking a quiet walk down that tree lined path or sit & read a book on that lonely bench all my myself. so beautiful.

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  34. Sounds like you had a nice getaway! Such beautiful photos!

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  35. Awesome pics!!!! Seriously mindblowing.. Lovely clicks..

    Do check our Sizzling Summer Contest in ST and we would love to see your entry. you could win one of two $50 prizes.

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  36. i usually think of cemeteries as creepy, dreary places, but these images are beautiful!

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  37. Taking my breath away with these photos. How picture-perfect! Wow.

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  38. Wow! Amazing! I don't know what it looks like in person, but your photos make it look stunning!!

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  39. Switzerland feels so pictorial through your eyes, Rosa. Simply stunning...

    Thank you so much for letting us "tag" along:)

    Wishing you memorable moments and lots of good food...

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  40. Switzerland is so beautiful. It a country that I want to visit again and again!

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  41. Comme ces photos tranchent bien avec le grouillement de la ville !Bon week-end Rosa !!!!

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  42. Merci pour la charmante balade..de toute beauté..

    Bo week~end ma belle Rosa xx

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  43. Just stunning. I always look forward to your glamour shots of your beautiful country. Spectacular Rosa. Glad to hear you had a fun train journey. xo

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  44. Such a lovely place. It looks like a slice of heaven! ;)

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  45. I totally understand you. We are happy you enjoied your journey to Zweisimmen. :-)
    For more informations check:
    http://www.gstaad.ch/zweisimmen
    or
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zweisimmen/10150136116575355

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  46. PB_ZWEISMMEN: Thanks for passing by. I love this region! :-D

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