Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Luzern - Lake Cruise

Luzern Train Station
When I arrived in Luzern it was pouring rain.  Since wandering old town while wearing sandals in the rain didn't sound like tons of fun, I decided to do a lake cruise and hope it stopped raining by the time I was finished.  It was a brilliant idea.  Not only did I stay dry (for the most part) the ride was beautiful.

Moody Lake
My favorite photo from that Saturday trip is this moody shot - for me it summed up that cold, dreary morning perfectly.  The water, the trees, the mountains peaking out behind the layers of clouds - ah, just the way I remember it.

Lake Village
This is pretty much how I expected most of the little Swiss villages to look - completely charming and beautiful.

Castle
We cruised past this castle and I couldn't help but wish I could see inside - or at least know what type of person owns a castle like this along the lake.

This song came up on my iPod while I was on the train to Luzern, I knew I'd heard it before, but I couldn't figure out where.  It drove me nuts until I could bet back to my computer and do a little googling.  Then, of course, I felt silly for not recognizing it right away.  Which version do you like best?

Placebo - Running Up That Hill


Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
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29 comments:

bethany said...

Oh, Jamie! It is so so beautiful! Although Sweeden was not a place that hopped off the map to me, over the past few years.. seeing all your photos and hearing your stories has made me put it on my list of must- sees!

Keep the photos and stories coming! :;

bethany said...

Gosh darn...typing on an iPad. I promise I can spell Sweden. There, I spelled it. :)

Karen said...

So beautiful! I've loved the photos on both posts. I was there 40 years ago, and I would love to go back!

Ms. Becky said...

the moody lake scene is one that would be stored in my memory for a good long time. the layers of light are a sensual feast. all are superb captures Jamie. and Kate's version. of course. :)

Dagmar said...

Jamie...the cruise looked wonderful..love to do that....it always shows the city from such a different angle.
xo
great photos.

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blue elephant photography said...

wow i love those villages! and that moody shot :) it would be so nice cruising around!

Melanie said...

My husband and I got married in Luzern! Gorgeous! We want to go back there some day. Thanks so much for sharing the pics. Would love to see more!

Stampmouse said...

wow that is gorgeous. always nice to find some "sunshine" in whatever you do on a yucky day.

Tezzie said...

Such a stunning place...and that's one of my all time fave songs (Kate Bush's version, that is ;D)

Caroline said...

I love Switzerland...never made it to Luzern...wish I had now! Gorgeous photos!!!

justine said...

absolutely love these shots, wow! I didn't put the kate bush song on, I so remember it and it would be in my head all day in fact even without playing it I now have it in my head!

tinajo said...

Breathtaking - it really is! Oh my, how I listened to that Kate Bush song way back when..! :-)

Anna said...

The second moody shot is my fav! Gray and rain, although maybe not fun, can provide some wonderful photo opportunities with the way it defines the layers of scenery moving back into space!

~Kristina said...

Your pictures awaken the travel bug in me. Some of my best days abroad were spent with rain.
The Placebo version is my fav.

Cat said...

That cruise looks like it was the perfect solution to combat a rainy, dreary day ... looks lovely!

♥ Cat brideblu

ps. I hate walking around in the rain with sandals ... my feet feel all wet and squishy ...ewwwww :)

Courtney said...

These are beautiful! Definitely looks so charming. What a great way to spend a rainy day!

Diana Joy said...

Oh such wonderful views to photograph and you did it so well. I love all the pics.

Dorian Susan said...

I so love seeing photos from places I've never been. Seriously I think I need a job that lets me travel around the world. This sitting in one space isn't working. Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous.

Marisa said...

Wow that looks soo amazing! I love seeing all your travel photos. It's like I'm in Europe too...except really just living vicariously through you :)

Rosie said...

Very moody shots - beautiful! Good thing you stayed (almost) dry! :-)

Krystal said...

my favorite is when the clouds are hanging out in the mountain tops :)

urban muser said...

gorgeous shots jamie! i love the moody one best.

i.ikeda said...

No way!! I absolutely adore that Placebo version of the song. I was so excited when I saw it here. Yipeee!

And that village in the mist photo is gorgeous. And the village looks pinkish to me, creating more of a charming, welcoming place, rather than moody and forbidding. You amazing woman with your trips around the world, how cool that you can share it with us.

Ashley said...

Your favourite ferry (cheap ferries) pic looks cool and all the other photos are also awesome

Cindy said...

how pretty is that town? i love the little red house on the lake, which is probably the boat house for the larger home. i don't mind a gently rainy or overcast day. the light is often lovely, unless you're looking for lots of blue sky photos :).

placebo is new to me. i like their version, but the kate bush version is my favorite. enjoy your weekend!

muminsearch.com said...

it's beautiful, I love the black and white photo.

Lisa RedWillow said...

This so old world and how very charming. I just love your photos. Kate Bush is also fantastic,

Anika said...

Wow,wow,wow...just loos so idyllic. Really enjoying your travels!

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