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2016-06 Seaplane Meeting Hergiswil

Again Lake Lucerne. This time I visited the Seaplane Meeting at Hergiswil, just in front of the Hotel Pilatus. The weather was not good this weekend – but somehow this is not reflected in my photos. Despite the weather, the fllight in the UC-1 Twinbee was just great. Underneath the wing you can see the hotel Flora Alpina, the one I had spent my time in April…

30.07.2016 19:59 | Kuno Gross

2016-05 My first Visit to Rome

Ok, the actual reason I went to Rome was not the “eternal city” itself but an opening cerenmony for a new vitrine at the Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle dislaying artefacts of Italian pilots in Libya – but that's another subject and here some views of Rome. The famous places are really full of tourists, an experience of its own…

30.07.2016 19:58 | Kuno Gross

2016-04 Vitznau, Lake Lucerne

I have obviously spent more time around Lake Lucerne this year than during all my life before The main reason for that was that I have attended several courses either in Lucerne or in Vitznau – and here some views from the terasse of the hotel in Vitznau… sometimes it looks as if it would be at the shores of the Mediterranean. .

30.07.2016 19:58 | Kuno Gross

2016-03 Ascona, a weekend in Ticino in early spring

Last year I spent a long weekend in Lugano. This year it was Ascona at the Lago Maggiore. The small city was just in the process of waking up from the “winter sleep” (from the touristic point of view).

Whilst for Easter everything is normally flooded with tourist it was still empty by middle of March. Weather was good and parking space was plenty. We had two nice little excursions by car into the “Valle Verzasca” and the “Valle Maggia” and another one with a rented boat to the famous “Brissago Islands” (Where we were the only visitors).

Amazingly we found there date-palms and orange trees with fruit (which naturally reminded me to the beloved Sahara). Here some photographic impressions:

2016-03 Lucerne, tourist's views

Lucerne with its wooden, medieval „Kappelbrücke“ is probably “the must” for most of the tourists coming to Switzerland.
The bridge, which is a part of the old fortification rather than a typical bridge connecting the two shores of a river, is indeed a picturesque view but not the only one in that city. I have to admit that I did neglect that city a bit in the recent years (to say so).
But when I had to go there for a business trip in March, I thought that it would be the perfect chance to book a hotel, where I have a direct view to the lake, the bridge and the Pilatus-mountain at once. Here the view out of the window:

17.03.2016 07:10 | Kuno Gross