Friday, November 09, 2007

Jungfraujong - at the top of Europe




































The Ice Palace








29 comments:

SloganMurugan said...

Amazing place. I wonder if they also light it/decorate the place with different colours.

Meanwhile I'm yet to venture as far a Bylakuppe. Happy to travel desktop here!

backpakker said...

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..

Ashley said...

Amazing photos... do you mind if I link this blog to mine?

indicaspecies said...

I can see a piste. Did you ski as well? The 'Eispalast' is exciting. Were there ice models/sculptors there?

Lovely snow-covered mountain pictures.

Cathy said...

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!

Stephanie said...

Wow, this landscape is amazing! Where exactly is this? The ice palace looks really fun!

Smita said...

Exxxxttrreeemely Beautiful! Must have been freezing!!

I hope you had a great Diwali! :)

Lalitha Murali said...

Felt on top of the world when on top of Europe..? Splendid pics :) Wonder which is your next destination!

backpakker said...

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 ...

Priyank said...

We must enjoy these places while they last... the forces of global warming are knocking :D

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

AJEYA RAO said...

Great pics. Did u skii? its a fun experience.

backpakker said...

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

Mridula said...

Look at the amount of snow! Lovely pictures.

Caroline B said...

Breathtaking! Brrrr - makes me feel cold though. You have taken such wonderful photos throughout your wanderings!

Aparna Kar said...

I envy u! But someday! Some day I will be free too :)

Kalyan said...

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!

Pijush said...

waow.. simply amazing shots. Thats the reason the place is called heaven of Earth. Your expressions shows how much you have enjoyed the place.

backpakker said...

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

bendtherulz said...

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

And thanks for your deepawli wishes, I am touched.

Tk care ~

bendtherulz said...

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

And thanks for your deepawli wishes, I am touched.

Tk care ~

Reeta Skeeter said...

I just lost my power of speech.Phew! Awesome!
Jungfraujong! WOW

Cuckoo said...

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 ?

backpakker said...

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

backpakker said...

Reeta-thanks ..the place is just wonderful !

I am said...

nice pic and nice blog, the liked the monologue most..

Aaarti said...

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....

Sivaram Kannan said...

wow!!!! I would have said that for each of the photos. Each time I visit your blog, you are making me obsessed with going to those places :D

Sigma said...

Wow! Really amazing pictures!! Just the sight of all that snow makes me shiver ... brrrr ... :-D

backpakker said...

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 :)