Friday, September 17, 2010

On the way to Italy...



When we drove to Italy last month .It was a very hot summer day. My husband insisted on leaving early in the morning..I not being a morning person it was tough but yes we managed..The Gotthard Pass between German speaking  and Italian speaking Switzerland is notorious for traffic jams, long tunnels and accidents. Though we started early but we still were stuck in long traffic jam at the Pass for 1 hour..really frustrating! But the weather helped.. It is so good to travel on a clear blue day with only few clouds floating in the sky.. 




We passed by beautiful Italian alps.. every green trees..quaint towns/villages.. magnificent churches which were build on the top of the mountains.. As we passed the cooler region and moved deeper into warmer Italy.. 




.....We passed by Tuscan colored houses- earthy colors like terra cotta, browns, deep reds, oranges, yellows. Wineries.. farms .. castles and fortress..!!!  Awesome!! 


Driving in Europe is something very exciting..kind of adventure for us.. different languages and signs ..different driving styles.. .when people are mean or extra nice to you after seeing your swiss number plate..food or restaurants along the way..different words for petrol ..yes the excitement and anxiety as to what should I fill and the people who try to help .. talking in sign language as we don't speak the same language!!


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13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! Looks like a terrific trip to me! And such wonderful skies! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Mar said...

Beautiful shots, I particularly love the first shot with the moon...lovely!

My SkyWatch

Rekha said...

Awesome shots, breathtaking!

Anne said...

Ohhh I love this country myself, and have also SWF from there :-)

Nice weekend

Patricia Torres said...

So so pretty.. Yes.. driving in Europe is simply awesome.. the landscape.. the skies.. the culture.. the heritage.. I'm so envious.. of you.. *wink*






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Hi,

My first time here...you have a lovely blog...

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Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful shots!

I also think that driving in Europe is exiting. Next week I and my husband will start our trip from Sweden down to the south of Spain! It will take about a week. We have done it before and really love it!

Limar said...

Beautiful! :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Hi Purnima,
Lovely shots!
Welcome to Singapore :)...Would love to keep in touch..!

notyet100 said...

nice pics,..drive must have been good,.;-)
hmm mustafa,,is good to go alone not with kids around,..:-) i hardly go there now manage with a small nearby they have all indian groceries,.;-)

Julie said...

Beautiful shots! I loved travelling in Germany too...I understand what you mean about the signs! I found them easy to follow there...I think it would be easy drivng there if I had to do it myself! I know you had such a wonderful time! Congrats!
Julie

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

When I was a little girl my father was stationed in Germany. I remember visiting Italy. It was so beautiful. At that time you could climb the leaning tower but my Mom would not let me. My sister got to go and I was so jealous. She got to the top and yelled Yoo hoo! I also remember all the pigeons....at least I think it was there.

Great photos! Looks like you had such a great time and it is so pretty!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thank you everyone!!

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