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London was calling

On the train from the midlands to London. I listened to The Clash, London Calling. Its both a distopian and resilient view of London. It seemed fitting as a bombing in the tube had set a sombre tone. But London is … Continue reading

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Last stop in Switzerland for this trip

From Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald you can see the Aletsch Glacier. Running over the mountains.  But, in time, it may be lost a sad loss both in beauty and the impact on the Alps. North of Interlaken the valley runs north to … Continue reading

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Stelvio

Its the big daddy of the Alps Stelvio 2760 metres high From Lake Como four passes to reach the top Maloja pass through to Saint Moritz  Then climb the Ofen Pass And onto Santa Maria at the foot of Stelvio … Continue reading

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Lago di Como (Lario) 

The brochure called it the lake of dreams. But it’s a lake of life and vitality.  From the tourist towns like Bellagio  The narrow streets of the villages full of smells of fine food, chatter and laughter And beautiful villages … Continue reading

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Maloja Pass Mudslide

The Alps are a beautiful but precipitous place.  The mudslide is a reminder of the both the beauty and power of nature. It takes my thoughts drift back to the indigenous Australians and their relationship to land.  No deity in the … Continue reading

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Roads to Lago di Como

I want to thank the countries of Europe for boring tunnels and building motorways so there is less traffic on the beautiful mountain passes.  Riding the passes of Austria, Switzerland, and Italy to Lake Como was sublime.  Emerging from a … Continue reading

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Castles in the sky not just high Alps – Switzerland part 3

If you follow some narrow winding roads through fields of maize, past sheep and cattle quietly grazing, near the Aara River,  you find the village of Habsburg and Schloss Habsburg.  The starting place in 1025 for a family that would … Continue reading

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