Local Heart, Global Soul

July 7, 2016

Going Up Rather Further Than We First Imagined…

Filed under: LUXEMBOURG,PHOTOGRAPHY,VIANDEN — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Last summer Family Kiwidutch and a neighbour guest of Little Mr went on holiday to Germany.

The wet weather was driving everyone to distraction so we went for a car journey a little way south, crossing the border in the Luxemburg where the reported weather report had been predicted to be better, and was.

Our next move after having lunch in Vianden, is move literally next door to take the cable car from our location near the centre of town, up the hill.

Sitting in one of the chairs, you don’t have any clue just how high you will be going as you are swung out over a local garden, through a gap in the trees, over the river, past an empty section and then over one of the main roads out of town, which is as close as we managed to get to the chair lift on our last trip here.

All of a sudden you are softly jolted upwards as you find that the gradient has changed with a vengeance, and dangling from the thick cable above us, winched higher and higher until we are a dizzying height above the valley floor.

The buildings of Vianden get ever smaller and smaller and it is a stunning sight to see the surrounding countryside expand in an ever widening arc around us, revealing row after row of hills and fields as far into the distance as the eye can see (and the weather will allow). I’m sure that on a fine day you must be able to see further and in more detail. Everyone is quick to comment about the ride up as soon as we reassemble at the top…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

2 Comments »

  1. Wow, beautiful!

    Comment by Carrie — July 16, 2016 @ 2:16 am | Reply

    • Carrie,
      I need lesson on how to make more professional looking photographs, especially landscape ones because these photos really don’t do the view justice at all … it was so much higher than I had expected and even the kids rushed to the fence to look out on the landscape. I heard a lot of “wow’s” as they pointed out details below us.
      It’s stuff that kids can never learn from books. If the experience is at all possible then it should be given. Our little guest doesn’t get very many opportunities to travel, she and Little Mr get on SO well that her presence keeps our two from bickering all the time and makes the holiday more restful (or parents LOL!!!). In return she gets the opportunity to go places and see stuff with us that she would not otherwise have so it’s a total win-win deal. She’s a great kid too, really easy for us to look after. (the icing on the cake). Like our kids, he had eyes open like saucers looking around at this … it was a pleasure to see 🙂

      Comment by kiwidutch — July 16, 2016 @ 12:22 pm | Reply


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