For a Holiday Greeting this year I'm presenting a photo essay on a "Europe by Train" journey I did a few years ago. Glimpses of London, Paris, Zermatt, San Moritiz, and Venice. The photos are all scanned from non-digital photos taken with my now deceased Nikon.
|Where else to begin but the London Eye?
|Parliament & Big Ben from the London Eye
|London classic - the Changing of the Guard
|Traitor's Gate at the Tower of London - taken from a boat
|Outside Covent Garden Market on a quiet Sunday morning
|My personal London favorite - the Regency canal
|Regency Mansion above the Regency Canal
Next stop: through the Chunnel to Paris. Sorry, nothing from the Chunnel trip - it doesn't exactly photograph well.
|Paris from the second level of the Eiffel Tower
|Notre Dame from a boat on the Seine
|Notre Dame at sunset
And back on the train for our next stop: Zermatt, Switzerland, a town where the only cars allowed are taxis that transport tourists up the mountain from the train station. If you ever go to Switzerland, make Zermatt a "must."
|The Matterhorn as seen from my hotel balcony
|Cable car from Zermatt up the mountain
|Village above Zermatt - taken from cable car
|Skiing in May
Believe me, it was really cold on top of that mountain! None of us had jackets for that kind of weather.
And then it was off to San Moritz via the Glacier Express - great trip except for the wait staff who ignored single females, taking orders only from MEN!
|View, mile after mile, from the Glacier Express. In MAY
|The chariots that took us up another picturesque mountain outside San Moritz
I had hoped to take the train all the way to fabled Venice, but we were off-loaded onto a bus for the last 50-100 miles.
|Bridge of Sighs
|St. Marks Cathedral
|Workboat removing garbage from our hotel early in the morning
Now back to Zermatt and a couple of professional photos to end our mini tour of Europe.
|A meadow near Zermatt
|We all had our pictures taken with Bella, the Zermatt photographer's dog
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,
and Best Wishes to people
of every religion and country
for a happy, healthy, hopeful 2013.
Thanks for stopping by. Mosaic Moments is going to take a Christmas break. "See you" in 2013.