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Winter Wonderland in Europe

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When I was invited to stay in Switzerland my first impression of what it would be like would be lots of snow!! It was going to be January. I had this idea that it was cold and just snowed for days on end. Well 4 weeks into my trip and we didn’t really have any snow in Baden. I was a little surprised. Then this week it started snowing and didn’t stop for 2 days. The pathways were not cleared and the streets were filled with snow. My flight to Vienna was delayed because the runways could not be cleared. This is what I was hoping Switzerland would be like. It has been extremely cold here in Europe. The cities I have visited over the past week Paris, Vienna, Baden, and Zurich have all been around -12 C. Yes, I am from Chicago but its freezing if you are outside photographing! So here is a quick look at Europe under the deep freeze.

Photographs from Vienna, Austria coming soon!

Laussane – The San Francisco of Switzerland

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I am known to be a bit of a planner. But when it came to this past weekend on Friday I had not picked a destination for the weekend adventure. On a whim and by recommendation of Rick Steves before I left I was told Laussane was beautiful and the San Fran of Switzerland. I found a reasonable hotel and found it only to be about 3 hrs by train in the French side of Switzerland. Within a few minutes of being on the train, life switched from German to French and I felt much more at ease. I started thinking of all the French food I had missed including the delicious croissant I would have for breakfast.

I was up before the sun and ready to explore the city. I will explain in further posts this week more about the city. I started to explore with my camera and I stumbled upon the snow topped mountains. There I fell in love with the beauty of Laussane!!

The start of the old city right off the train stop

Snow Topped Swiss Mountains amongst the French Rooftops

Snow Topped Swiss Mountains

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This weekend was filled with lots of train travel and an amazing boat ride in between. I spent the weekend in Lausanne and traveled to Geneva and Montreaux. I will fill you in this week on everything individually. The highlight of the weekend was the boat ride to Montreaux. It rained towards the end of the boat ride so I didn’t get to explore the actual town for very long. I grew up in Ohio and never saw anything close to the beauty of what I saw this weekend.

I have traveled on the boats between the towns in the Amalfi Coast in the Summer which is beautiful but this in freezing January was a sight to see. I hope you enjoy this photograph as much as I do!!

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