Monday, August 31, 2009

Chur, Switzerland

Chur, Switzerland, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The romantic and historical part of Chur is to the East. The Cathedral Church of St luzius is also located in this area. This was built in the 11th century
Picture above shows stairway leading to the cathedral

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chur, Switzerland

Chur, Switzerland, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

Chur, the Alpine city is the starting point of mountain trips and train travel through the Alps. One of the oldest cities in Switzerland, it has a population of 35,000 inhabitants. Chur is almost completely surrounded by the Alps

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009


Brig1929s, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The front of the Stockalper has a large green lawn sloping downwards which has the palace on one side and more gardens and swiss homes on the other sides.
This pole with a face stands on one side overlooking the lawns and has the Swiss alps as a backdrop.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brig at Night

Brig at Night, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

The cobbled square in Brig is equally lively at night with vacationers relaxing with a glass of wine at the various restaurants . The weather in July is perfect with a slight nip in the air.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Brig House

Swiss House, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

One of the beautiful buildings of Brig, Switzerland. Note the lovely flowers on each window sill

Stockalper Palace, Brig

Stockalper Palace, Brig, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

Took a break this July and visited Brig. The Stockalper Palace in Brig is one of the most important baroque palaces in Switzerland . The palace was built in 1678 by Kaspar Stockalpar, a silk merchant of Brig.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swiss Town Square

Swiss Town Square, originally uploaded by PRAVINECHESTER.

Brig , a graceful town is an ideal place to start your holiday in Switzerland. Just an hour from Zermatt, one can board the Glacier Express from here for an 8 hour journey through the beautiful Alps.
This shot is of the main town square where you can sit at any of numerous restaurants and enjoy your glass of wind and some great Swiss cheese.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lake Orta, Italy

West of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in Northern Italy lies a beautiful lake named Lake Orta or Lago di Orta. This picturesque lake is a favourite holiday destination for Italians and is an inspiration for poets since ages. It is without doubt the most romantic lake in Italy.

Lake Orta, known by the Romans as Lake Cusius, lies to the west of Lake Maggiore enclosed in a circle of hills and mountains. It is the highest of the large pre-Alpine lakes

Within the lake is the San Giulio Island ( Isolo di San Giullio). The ancient basilica of San Giulio (4th Century) stands on the small island and is it's most prominent building. Legend has it that the island was the home of dragons and serpents . In 390, St Julius visited the island and defeated the serpents. The Basilica was built in his memory.