Sunday, October 31, 2010

On the road... beginnings

Having recently returned from a road trip to Italy via Zurich, I thought I'd share some of our photos with you. For the next several Sundays, I'll present our impressions of the various areas that we visited.

After our visit to the chocolate factory near Brunner (first things first!), we found a hotel and ... with great excitement, went out to see the Alps. Guess what? Yep- fog. Until we came down out of the mountains, we were enveloped in it. Switzerland was still beautiful, though. 

The homes were truly different than Italy (or France or the Netherlands, etc.), as you can see.  

We did observe that most homes have a huge stash of firewood waiting to be used.


You can just see the outline of the mountains in the fog.

Early morning on the lake...

The water is so clear!

Seen in a little niche....

A stroll through the town revealed these charming frescoes.

Aahhh! Now we can see the Alps! On our way to Italia!

We've arrived in Lake Como, just over the border from Switzerland.

There was still a haze in the air. (Is this George's villa?) 

Here's the turista!
Funny, throughout the trip we noticed that the government buldings were usually the most impressive.

My favorites- the cypress trees.

Here's my honey...

We had lunch in Brescia the next day. I thought it was a charming town. Here we are in the piazza.

 Off to find lunch and check out the architecture.

See you in Venice next week!  
 You're in for a real treat.


  1. Can't wait to see Venice...still haven't made it!

  2. Been missing you, but by the looks of it, you are not spending one second missing us back here in the states! Thanks for the personal tour and I can't wait until you phone back to blog home again :) XOXO

    P.S. I LOVE window boxes!!!

  3. Dear Ann, What a great looking couple. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs. Looking forward to seeing Venice through your eyes.

  4. I am a a little bit envious of you right now. Beautiful photos and I can't wait to see more. We were married in Venice on the rooftop of the Hotel Danielle. If you have time check out the is fabulous. have fun!
    xo, Sherry

  5. Oh how beautiful. A customer of mine had me to paint a mural on her den with Switzerland, Germany and Holland. I go to look at all her photos to pick out one to paint of each . Your photos of the homes are great. Thanks for sharring .Kathy

  6. Oh my jealousy. This is gorgeous. I have always wanted to visit Lake Como...George would just be a bonus. Smile.


  7. It was wonderful to see this pictorial through Switzerland -- shared it on Twitter. You and your honey look beautiful together.