above Lauterbrunnen

By: snowgood

Oct 29 2014

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Category: Travel

1 Comment

Aperture:f/14
Focal Length:28mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

The little trains around the Bernese Oberland aren’t anything like those at home.

An electric motor drives propulsion through cogs that hook into a toothed line in the centre of the tracks.

Which is no bad thing, as wheels couldn’t get the purchase on smooth steel rails.

Forgive me if my discourse is a little like this railway, meandering all over the shop.

Here we’re closing in on Wengen, having left Lauterbrunnen approximately 1500 feet below. This tremendous climb was undertaken in around ten minutes.

Look to the right and you can just make out the Staubbach Falls pouring into the glacial valley below. I’d forgotten most sights from my first visit 40 odd years ago, but not this one.

We’re homing in on our goal, watch this space!

 

 

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One comment on “above Lauterbrunnen”

  1. No words to describe… I’ll try… ‘Majestic’!


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