My Kodak Moment - Reveling in the Swiss Alps

My Kodak Moment - Reveling in the Swiss Alps

Yoga in the Alps

The Year: 2006

The Place: Along the Panoramic Trail above the town of Murren in the Grindelwald area of Switzerland

The story behind the photo: Hiking is a favorite past time of my husband's and mine. In 2006 we spent about 9 days in the Grindelwald area of Switzerland, which certainly lives up to its reputation for beauty.

Our hiking adventure began in the town of Meiringen, where we left the train (and our luggage) and set out walking to a mountain hut at Grosse Scheidegg. The next day we hiked a circuitous route down to Grindelwald where we were reunited with our suitcases and rolled them up to the inn which became home for much of our stay.

Every day we'd set off for another hiking adventure -- to Schynige Platte or Wengen, to Kleine Scheidegg and down to the Lauterbrunnen Valley, up peaks like the Faulhorn, and to mountain hamlets like Gimmelwald. We reveled in the beauty of wildflower covered hillsides, the sight of mountain sheep cooling off on snow banks, the amazing waterfalls. Memories were created of the fellow adventurers we'd meet and greet on the superbly marked trails, the mountain huts where we'd stop for a lunch of sausage, cheese and beer. Always present were the majestic peaks of the Eiger, the Monch, and the Jungfrau. It was sensory overload--in the best possible way.

Our last day in the alps was spent hiking along the Panoramic Trail above Murren and Gimmelwald. Like most of our other hikes, this one was picture perfect. The emotions of the week called out to me, and compelled me to salute the area in some way, so a bit of yoga just came naturally. My husband took this shot, with the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau in the background, soft meadow with wildflowers in front, and me saying my thanks for memories that will last a lifetime.



This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

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Comment balloon 14 commentsLottie Kendall • December 07 2010 11:16AM

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GREAT PHOTO LOTTIE!!  WONDERFUL!

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com) over 7 years ago

Hi Andi -- I've been missing you here! Thanks for encouraging me in my silliness!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

That is a great photo Lottie! So much fun and such beautiful colors too. Choosing the winner in this contest is going to be tough for the judges.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

Hi Craig -- if I didn't work for a living, I could spend all day on folk's Kodak Moment posts. Agreed; it will be tough to come up with a winner--just about every one is a winner.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

So cool, wonderful photo.  I couldn't do that if my life depended on it..............the alps are fab too.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Roger. I was so filled with emotion after a fabulous trip surrounded by exquisite beauty day after day--I just had to express it somehow. A bit of yoga was just the right thing.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie - You captured it very well.  I love the mountains and Swiss Alps is a great place to capture this Kokak Moment.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Hi Petra -- isn't that area of Switzerland postcard-perfect? Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

That sure is a fun shot. A fun pose in a wonderful environment!

Posted by Mark Hall, Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington (Elite Realty NW - Keller Williams, Vancouver Washington) over 7 years ago

Hi Mark -- and a fun vacation it was! Thanks for stopping by; I'm glad you enjoyed the picture.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Wow! That is so unique!

Posted by Dawn Maloney, 330-990-4236 Hudson & Northeastern Ohio (RE/MAX Haven - Northeast Ohio Real Estate Specialist) over 7 years ago

Hi Dawn -- I remember feeling completely carefree that day, feeling that everything was so right with the world. it was a sublime moment.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

Lottie, The picture is beautiful and I'm so impressed.  I have never been able to stand on my head.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 7 years ago

Hi Marchel -- I'm glad you enjoyed the picture. That was a trip of a lifetime, and my Kodak moment for sure. Happy Holidays!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 7 years ago

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