Switzerland Interlaken JungFrau
































The Ice Palace








27 comments

  1. backpakker 9 November, 2007 at 17:53 Reply

    I guess you are referring to the Ice palace ..no, just blue in a couple of places..its freezing out there

    You have been to mandya ..Bylakuppe is just a couple of hours from Mysore..

  2. Cathy 10 November, 2007 at 06:23 Reply

    As ever, a stunning set of photos which make me want to leave these shores!

    I find there’s something strangely humbling about pictures like this – maybe because they act as a reminder of how small and transient we really are!

  3. backpakker 11 November, 2007 at 09:15 Reply

    Ashley – Thanks..pls feel free ..I hope you dont mind if I do the same

    Indicaspecies- No, I dont ski , though attempted to walk over the glaciers and slipped a bit ..There were lot of ice scultures there .

    Cathy -Thank you. I agree with you. Nature makes you realize that life is so transcient-so enjoy while you can !

    Stephanie -This is Jungfraujong, one of the peaks near Interlaken at 12000 feet …The Swiss railways take you to the doorstep of the glacier .Have explained in the post below

    Smita – Alps are awesome..its been a dream to see the Himalayas and the Alps ..we were freezing and we didnt have much warm clothes – but it was great fun.Happy Deepavali to you. Hope you had a great time in Calcutta

    Lalitha – Welcome to backpakker and thanks for your comment . I need to plan …

  4. Priyank 11 November, 2007 at 20:47 Reply

    We must enjoy these places while they last… the forces of global warming are knocking 😀

    So nice pictures, how did you survive without any head cap?? LOL

  5. backpakker 12 November, 2007 at 17:40 Reply

    Priyank – very true ..global warming is all largely our doing ..It was freezing..thats why didnt venture out into the glacier too much and it was slippery as well

    Ajeya – No, I didnt ski..wanted to but no time

  6. Kalyan 13 November, 2007 at 15:22 Reply

    Speechless, Speechless & Speechless….Whao, the first series of shots & then the ones with the greenish tinge, they are really some stunning shots. I have heard about Jungfraujong but didn’t know it’s so beautiful. It reminded me of this place of Tawang, where the landscapes was very similar when you go at higher altitudes & at places our feet would go down 2-3 feets in snow….Excellent Shots!

  7. backpakker 13 November, 2007 at 18:11 Reply

    Mridula – I have never seen so much of snow in my life..not even in Tawang in Arunachal..thanks a ton ..your UK pics look awesome

    Caroline -Thank you ..I was freezing there ..the places are so beautiful..nothing much to do than to press the shutter

    Aparna-Welcome to backpakker..just let loose the wanderlust in you ..

    Kalyan -thanks .It does remind one of Tawang – especially the lakes and the glaciers there ..

    Pijush – sometimes excitement makes one feel warm even though its freezing ..thanks

  8. bendtherulz 15 November, 2007 at 13:53 Reply

    Awesome pics espeically the first few ones….loved the snowscape and your shots.

    And thanks for your deepawli wishes, I am touched.

    Tk care ~

  9. Cuckoo 17 November, 2007 at 01:45 Reply

    Awesome pictures !! Oh you reminded me of my days there. Catching the train to Jungfraujong.. top of Europe and the ice museum. 🙂

    I even sent a few postcards from there.. the highest post office of Europe.
    Alas ! I had a still camera. Haven’t uploaded the pictures till now. Will have to get them scanned first.

    BTW, Have you visited my travel blog ?

  10. backpakker 17 November, 2007 at 13:06 Reply

    Thanks ..The experiences were amazing..sometimes they make the travel worthwhile ..would love to see your pics ..Most of mine , except for the Europe trip are analog prints and I had to scan them ..will look at your travel blog

  11. Aaarti 18 November, 2007 at 11:33 Reply

    Wowww lakshmi~~

    this place is like “wow”.. am speechless.. never seen so much snow.. the only time i did see snow was in Rohtang pass… and that was fun~

    :)lovely pics….

  12. backpakker 3 December, 2007 at 15:46 Reply

    Bend the rulz – Thanks for your comment ..Those are my fav too

    I am – welcome to backpakker and to monologues ..and thanks for your kind words

    aaarti – i had seen snow in tawang ..but this was ice and was slippery too..we were freezing without adequate clothing ..heard Rohtang pass is full of snow ..must go to manali sometime

    SK – The best way to get rid of a tempatation is to yield to it ..:)

    Sigma – Whenever I see the pics, I freeze too thinking of the cold..I dont know how I managed it ..cant stand the cold in Bangalore and delhi ..I guess the excitement gave me some warmth 🙂

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