Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yungfrau - forever young and cool

Where I live, summers are very hot and humid, so I often try to escape the sticky reality by letting my imagination run freely to cool, icy places I once visited. My favourite in this category is the Yungfrau, in the Swiss Alps. The german word 'yungfrau' is translated as 'virgin'. Indeed, there's a virgin kind of beauty about this highest mountain peak in Europe; all white and impeccable as if untouched. ( Sorry for the poor color quality of the attached pictures- the snow should, of course, be white, not yellow).



When you reach the summit (by clog rail which runs inside the mountain tunnel,) you witness a stunning view: bright blue skies, white snow capped mountains, the sun shining from above (sunglasses - a must). You feel you're on the Top of the world ,not only on the top of Europe, and that's a terrific feeling. The Yungfrau range of mountains has in fact three giant peaks, but only the highest among them bears the name of Yungfrau , and it is below this peak that trains arrive from the nearby charming little town called Interlaken, a well-known resort in the area.


Yungfrau with its snow, ice, and glaciars is the perfect place to dream about in these torrid days.

Oh, dear God , please have mercy upon our souls and send us now some of that mountain blessed coolness, so that we can enjoy the outdoors , and give up air conditioning, indoors!






24 comments:

  1. A very timely post! A little snow wouldn't be a bad idea here, too - it was 101 degrees here yesterday promising more of the same today. I hate hot!

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  2. Arika,
    I hate humidity. When you are outside,and it's hot and humid, your clothes get glued to your wet body, and you'll give anything for a shower.

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  3. Duta, I love your pictures and enjoy reading about your adventures. Its hot, humid and sticky here in the southern US too!

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  4. Duta, you look so beautiful in the picture :) What a lovely place to visit. I love your stories and your pictures...it's always fun to travel in one's imagination!
    Have a Happy Day, Duta :D

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  5. Lisa,
    I'm glad you're back, and thank you for your kind comment. Indeed, the weather is getting hot everywhere - it's the global warming curse.

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  6. TheChicGeek,
    Thanks Kelly for liking my stories and my pictures .I'm honored. Have a Happy Day too.

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  7. It is hot here in France as well at the moment. Did a paddle in our river to cool down but thanks for the pictures - will try putting those mountains in my head when as the temperature climbs up again today.

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  8. Vera,
    Lucky you to have a river nearby. As I said it's the global warming curse.

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  9. Duta, Your photos and blog are so interesting. I love visiting you each day. We are suffering from the heat also here in AZ. In response to your post, I am posting some shots taken when we lived in Alaska. Take a look at them on my blog, please and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed yours.

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  10. C Hummmmel Kornel a/k/a C hummel Wilson,

    WOW! Alaska. It's just what we need now with all this heat. You must have had quite an interesting life there. Thanks for sharing the shots. I love it that you're visiting my blog.

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  11. When we're in the middle of our cold Wisconsin winters, I let my imagination take me to warmer, balmy places I've visited. I love it here, but winter is a bit too long. Not a fan of the cold.

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  12. Bica,
    Welcome to my little blog. I'm not a fan of cold either. In fact, I'm not a fan of extremeties: that is, too cold or too hot.

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  13. Hi!
    Those are wonderful photos! And the memories that go with them! Thanks for stopping by my place. Thanks for taking us on your trip to the mountain. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    http://sherrie-myphotosgoodorbad.blogspot.com/2009/07/143-of-365tie-knot.html

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  14. Sherrie,
    Thanks for your kind comment. Have a nice day , too!

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  15. You certainly get around Duta. And your photographs really do bring a lot of life into our view. Thanks, and best wishes, Phil

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  16. PhilipH,
    Indeed, a photo is worth a thousands words, as they say. Best Wishes to you too.

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  17. Duta, those are GREAT photos of you...! I hope you get some cool weather soon. It's hot here in Vancouver, too, but very dry, and there are lots (!!!) of forest fires.

    I love reading your travel posts.

    Cheers!

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  18. Jo,
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Considering the almost 700!! followers that you have, it's nice of you to find the time to visit my blog.

    Cheers!

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  19. The summers @ at my home are also very hot & humid - Mobile, Alabama - made famous by Hurricanes Frederick, Ivan & Katrina. I welcome cool weather anyway I can get it.

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  20. Hi Kimberley,

    Thanks for your comment.Indeed, I've heard about Mobile being affected in the past by hurricanes, and that the summers there are hot and humid.

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  21. Your blog site is informative and attractive. You catch simple details of life which are so real and human and significant to the places you describe. It’s nice because you share your private feelings with the reader.

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  22. Rahel/Rodica
    What a compliment! I'm glad and flattered that you find my blog nice and attractive. Thanks.

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  23. Hey - I am really happy to discover this. Good job!

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