Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RUSSIN, A VILLAGE IN THE VINEYARDS

Russin 1.1 bis

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During our holidays we had planned to travel to Lyon, spend the day there, buy lots of traditional food specialities, eat in a Bouchon and spend the day there. Unfortunately, the Gods were against us (we never have luck) as the French strike had to fall exactly at that moment. Most of the trains were cancelled and so was our TGV. What a bummer!

Anyway, we refused to let ourselves get depressed and decided to get the best out of our day. Instead of trav
elling to another country, we chose to stay in Geneva and visit the scenic vineyard region at the foot of the French Jura mountains. So, we took the bus to the train station and there we got into a little regional train that drove us to the small village of Russin.

Russin 5.1 bis

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Russin is situated in the largest wine-growing area in the Canton Geneva and is the country's third-largest wine producing canton. Everywhere you go, you see vineyards (clayish and sandish soils) and wineries. It is impossible to walk there without seeing that wine is at the center of everything. It is the perfect place to discover new wines, especially if you are in the vicinity during the "Fête Des Vendanges" (grape harvest festival in September) or the "Portes Ouvertes" (open wine cellars day in May).

When we were there in October the weather was quite wintery. Although the vineyar
ds were magnificent with their fiery fall foliage and the sun was shining wonderfully, the air was extremely crisp and a strong northern wind (bise) was blowing. The landscapes were mindblowing, the colors so soul-uplifting and the Mont-Blanc stood proudly in the horizon. Amazing!

Russin 7.2 bis

Russin 8.1 bis

Russin 6.3 bis

50 comments:

  1. Those pictures are like colorful paintings!! I bet on that place produces superb wines :)

    All the best,

    Gera

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  2. At first glance, I read, "Russia," not Russin. This is what happens when you go without sleep.

    However, it is certainly wonderful to wake up to such striking images.
    And I won't even ask how you got that fourth shot. Amazing!

    Rosa, I hope you brought back enough wine, for everyone.

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  3. Wish I was there ... that's all I can say. Wow.

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  4. j'adore ces belles couleurs d'Automne, magnifique !

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  5. I think it ended up being a good thing that tour original plans were foiled! Something about the best laid plans. It looks like you used your time to the very best advantage. Lovely pics of that region -- makes one want to go there too.

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  6. Juste avant le froid et la neige alors? Ca fait du bien de voir ces photos ensoleillees.

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  7. Superbes photos

    Bonne journée

    Ginette xx

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  8. Just when I didn't think your photos could get any better - voila, they did. They look like postcards.
    Sam

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  9. Hi Rosa..your pictures always touch my heart..and I am always drawn back to your space..thanks for showing me such beautiful places!

    US Masala

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  10. wunderbare Herbstbilder, die für den Lyon-trip entschädigen !

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  11. Rosa, tes photos sont absolument magnifiques!!! Bravo! J'aime beaucoup ton blog et la musique qui l'accompagne :)

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  12. perfect autumn pictures!wonderful!

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  13. So picturesque! One day I'll have to visit these areas!

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  14. Rosa, these photos really are breathtaking!

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  15. Great decision.
    I am glad you did not just gave up but instead found another place to visit.
    Lovely photos ♥

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  16. Your pictures always make me want to go travelling! Beautiful - it looks like you had an amazing trip :)

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  17. Wine country is gorgeous, isn't it? Lovely photos, Rosa!

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  18. I wish I can teleport there right now and escape the exam stress just for a bit...

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  19. Beautiful photos Rosa! I really adore this time of year and the jewel tones that nature takes on in fall.

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  20. But then, you are so lucky that live right in the border :) No TGV, bus will do ... Wonderful photos Rosa!

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  21. Amazing photos! I feel peaceful just looking at them. It must have been a beautiful place to visit:)

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  22. What beautiful country side, Rosa! Thanks for sharing a bit of heaven with me. :)

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  23. I love these photos, and the last one is precious.

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  24. Venant du bordelais, ces paysages me parlent.... Même si, chez moi, c'est beaucoup plus plat !
    Bise et bonne journée :-)

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  25. Gorgeous landscape pics Rosa...I'm very envious!

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  26. Such a glorious burst of colours. Glad you had a lovely holiday after all.

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  27. world is such a beautiful place!

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  28. You have such a talent for landscape photos Rosa!

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  29. Magnifiques photos aux couleurs de l'automne.

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  30. Great shots of the vines. Love the patchwork quilt look from a distance!

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  31. Russin looks fabulous! What a wonderful idea you had!
    Les improvisations sont souvent les meilleures destinations!

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  32. Stunning & beautiful autumnal pictures, Rosa!!

    Waw!! Lovely too!

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  33. Merci, c'est un régal pour les yeux tous ces paysages colorés et chaleureux :-)

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  34. Looks like your travel diversion worked out wonderfully! The blustery vineyard looks beautiful and yes, vibrant & happy.

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  35. I'm sorry you didn't get to go on your trip - how disappointing - but I love this little village and your beautiful photos. :-) You always capture such wonderful warmth and light. :-)

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  36. I could almost smell the brezze, lovely shots, cheers

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  37. looks like a fine consolation trip! I love the country side, I hope you were able to visit wineries too!

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  38. wow! these pictures are absolutely breathtaking...

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  39. What a riot of beautiful colours Rosa...you are lucky indeed to see such beauty. We are lucky that you shared it with us...gorgeous!

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  40. So many amazing places! I think you need to come visit my country and I'll go visit yours, hehe.

    Cheers!

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  41. Brilliant fall hues...very lovely.

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  42. I'm so glad I got to see this missed post...oops!

    Rosa...for every wrong there has to be at least two things that go right! I don't believe in coincidances...it was meant to be that your path veared in another direction and that secondly your soul had been filled with so much beauty.

    Thank you for sharing these amazing sceneries with us ;o)

    Flavourful and scenic wishes,
    Claudia

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  43. Beautiful pictures, this place looks absolutely stunning!
    Heidi xo

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  44. Gorgeous scenery! Love all those glorious autumn colors.

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  45. Rosa-I am in awe. Someone has to print your photos in a book...w/your fabulous breads! WOW! Just beautiful. Bravissima. xx

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