Photo Essay – Riding through the snow in a Swiss train

19 Apr

Our last day in Switzerland was a wonderful surprise with the first snowfall of the season in Zermatt and its surrounding areas. We were leaving Zermatt for Zurich that day and experienced our first snowfall in Zermatt that morning. We then had a beautiful train ride back wherein we saw the entire landscape once again turning white, trees laden with snow and various moods of snow fall – from a gentle fall to heavy lashes. This train ride was also special as when we had arrived in Zermatt we had seen the same area as green (Read – A Scenic Alpine train journey to Zermatt) and its transformation, on the ride back, was like being lucky to be able to witness summer and winter in a single trip.

And sharing my pics of some of these stunning sights below -

1. Just in a matter of hours, we were transported into Snow Queen’s Snow kingdom with layers of snow covering everything in its sight.

Snow covered trees and ground

Snow covered trees and ground

2. Snow makes unique shapes and designs wherever it falls, but for some reason, I loved this sine curve made on the wire mesh of this fence.

Love the pattern made on the mesh

Love the pattern made on the mesh

3. This snow covered tree was my favorite sight during the entire trip. The unique shape of the branches of the tree have created a beautiful masterpiece with snow.

Loved this snow covered tree

Loved this snow covered tree

4. Green was still visible in some places but I am sure it was white in a matter of a few more hours.

Everything green has been slowly transformed to white

Everything green has been slowly transformed to white

5. Managed to capture a shot of gentle snowfall against a dark background

Falling Snow

Falling Snow

6. Before its mood changed to heavy lashing and diminished visibility

Heavy lashing of snow

Heavy lashing of snow

7. And then came the only scene with some color – some green and brown from the trees and the green from the stream, that accompanied us for quite a while.

A gentle stream and snow

A gentle stream and snow

8. And this is the final postcard that summarizes everything that we saw on that day – the train, the snow, the stream and the beautiful snow covered trees, rocks and ground. :)

My train, the trees and snow

My train, the trees and snow

That day I felt like I was in a beautiful painting made by nature :)

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6 Responses to “Photo Essay – Riding through the snow in a Swiss train”

  1. lauramacky April 19, 2014 at 20:32 #

    Thanks for the ride :)

  2. divrj April 19, 2014 at 21:17 #

    Thank you for making me feel like i was a part of this journey. Its my dream to see snow as well…so i can relate with whatever you wrote. :))

    http://www.dwindowseat.wordpress.com

    • getsetandgo April 26, 2014 at 10:06 #

      Thanks for the kind words and I hope you realise your dream soon too :)

  3. Photokatha (@Photokatha) June 26, 2014 at 17:57 #

    Great to know your experience about switzerland. I was there last on trip as well..that was FAM trip,..So was this FAM Trip or paid vacation ?

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